Newly Lift-Linked Ski Regions for 2013-14
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 12-Sep-2013 - 2 Replies
J2SkiNews posted Sep-2013
More details of one of three 'new' ski regions known to being launched this winter are emerging.
The ski amade pass in Austria provides access to more than 800km of piste on one ticket, but as with other giant ski regions most of these are made up of small, separate areas.
However a spectacular new cable car, the G Link, is due to link two sectors about the village of Wagrain this winter. On the one side Wagrain's skiing is linked to neighbouring Flachau, on the other to St Johann im Pongau.
The 'new' ski region will have 120km of piste served by around 47 lifts and it will be possible to ski from Flachau to St Johgann I P and vice versa without needing to walk or take a bus.
As well as the new cable car, St Johann in Pongau is installing two new six-seat chairlifts this winter to replace older lifts on a crucial link in their local ski circuit
The new lifts will also help deal with increased capacity expected to be required by the installation of the G Link and replace the 25-year-old Panorama Lifts I and II. The new lifts will be state-of-the art high speed detachable chairs with conveyor loading, automatic locking child safety bars, heated seats and pull down weather protection hoods.
The other two 'new' ski regions are being formed by lift and piste connections being made between Arosa and Lenzerheide on Switzerland (resulting in 240km of piste) and between Folgaria and Alpe Fiorontini crossing the Trentino/Veneto regional border in Italy (resulting in 100km of piste).
Topic last updated on 13-September-2013 at 18:18