A view of the Asitzmuldenbahn valley station. Photo: Leoganger Bergbahnen
New cableway closes bottleneck
An even better connection between Saalbach and Leogang was created by modernizing the chairlift at the mountain peak Kleiner Asitz.
The ski region Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn offers its visitors 270 kilometers of ski slopes with 90 percent of the runs coverable with artificial snow.
This rich ski slope offer is one reason why “the Home of Lässig” ranks among the world’s leading ski regions.
Another reason for that are the high quality standards set in this region in Pinzgau: older installations that no longer meet today’s requirements for comfort or performance are replaced with ultramodern ones.
You could observe this process clearly in Leogang this past summer.
A view of the Asitzmuldenbahn valley station. Photo: DOPPELMAYR
Ski regions closing ranks
In the summer of 2018 an old 6-seater chairlift from 2003 was replaced with an ultramodern 8-seater chairlift from DOPPELMAYR.
The new Asitzmuldenbahn promises to be not only faster but also much more comfortable. To name just one of the improvements, more seats are now equipped with weather protection covers. These so-called “bubbles” provide protection against rough weather, like snow, rain or gusts, during the trip uphill. In addition, the new lifts’ seats are heated to keep the skiers from quickly getting cold.
This high-performance connection running from Asitzmulde up to the 1,870-meter-high Kleiner Asitz will transport winter sports fans not only more comfortably but also faster. Thanks to the modernization, the transport capacity has been raised from 2,400 to 3,500 persons per hour. To reach such capacity, not only were the number of seats increased but this DOPPELMAYR Anlage also covers one more meter per second compared to its predecessor.
At a speed of 6 m/s, this improvement reduces travel time by some 20 seconds. It is therefore expected that, from the upcoming season, skiers will need just below 2 minutes to reach the top station at the altitude of 1,871 meters.
A view of the Asitzmuldenbahn mountain station. Photo: Leoganger Bergbahnen
The new installation could consequently remove what has been a bottleneck in the connection to Leogang and the long waiting times could finally melt away like last year’s snow. “The automatic restraining bar will make the trip up a relaxed and comfortable experience especially for families with children. Moreover, the new valley station has been relocated by some 55 meters, relieving congestion in the arrival areas of the Asitzmuldenbahn 8-seater chairlift and the Sportbahn Asitzkogel 6-seater chairlift.
This will also make the crossing and descending of the ski slopes towards the valley station safer,” summarizes Kornel Grundner, Managing Director of the Leoganger Bergbahnen, this successful construction project. The new chairlift installation is DOPPLEMAYR’s ultramodern D-Line Model. It is also the first 8-seater D-Line chairlift in the world, scoring additional points for the ski region Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn.
The Skicircus has been cooperating with the world market leader from Austria for many years; and it is no wonder – reliability, high-quality standards and the attractive design of its installations all speak in DOPPLEMAYR’s favor. The new construction of the Asitzmuldenbahn in Leogang was completed December 2018 and it costed approximately 7.5 million euros.
- Transport capacity 3.500 P/h
- Travel speed 6 m/s
- Vehicle capacity 8
- Hight difference 199 m
- Inclined length 573 m
- Travel time aprox. 1,5 min