75-ATW Mont Fréty - Punta Hellbronner (Skyway Monte Bianco)
|Customer||Funivie Monte Bianco S.p.A.|
|Vertical rise||1,273.0 m|
|Inclined length||2,636.0 m|
Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) on the Franco-Italian border is regarded as Europe’s highest mountain and every year provides the destination for many thousands of mountain climbers. Since June 2015, the massif in Aosta has had another unusual attraction to enhance its appeal. A new aerial tramway takes visitors up to an elevation of 3,500 meters and enables them to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the route.
The Skyway Monte Bianco consists of two sections and connects Courmayeur in Aosta and the Pointe Helbronner. The tram climbs 2,200 vertical meters over the total length of 4.3 kilometers. The terminals themselves cover their energy requirements from a mix of photovoltaics and a heating installation with heat recovery. In addition, a regenerative braking system captures energy in the form of electricity from the cabins traveling downhill and feeds it back into the network. The specially developed cabins feature panoramic windows and rotate 360 degrees during the trip, giving a unique view of the four-thousand-meter mountains. The cabin interior incorporates ultra-modern fittings and leaves nothing to be desired.