It’s not a car. It’s not a plane either. It’s even better: It’s the most comfortable way to reach the summit. It’s the soft feel of genuine leather that tells passengers they’ve come to the right ski resort. It’s the pleasant warmth that tells skiers their next downhill run will be their best yet. It’s giving passengers the choice to shelter from the weather or experience it up close. It’s none other than the LEITNER Premium Chair. These exclusive chairs combine style elements and expertise from the automotive industry with high-quality materials, an ergonomic design, and cutting-edge technology. The chairs will be making their debut in Kitzbühel in December.
With its fusion of high-end design and unparalleled comfort, LEITNER ropeways has elevated chairlift seating to luxurious new heights. The Premium chairs will be making their debut on the new Brunn 8-seater chairlift in the ski resort of Kitzbühel, which transports winter sports enthusiasts to several new slopes across Pengelstein. Design elements and expert knowledge from the world of automotive engineering were woven into the development of the Premium chair. The seats feature an ergonomic design and real leather upholstery, while the heating installed underneath each one guarantees passengers a comfortable ride even in extremely cold weather. The combination of genuine leather slip-proof seats and the lockable safety bar also ensures the very highest levels of safety for passenger transport. “The LEITNER Premium chair delivers optimum comfort, ergonomics, and elegant design in one luxurious package. ‘Business Class for ski resorts’ sums it up perfectly,” says Martin Leitner, member of the Board of Directors of LEITNER ropeways.
Just like Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel’s seven other installations, the new Brunn 8-seater chairlift will be driven by the sustainable LEITNER DirectDrive system. This one-of-a-kind drive system operates without a gearbox. It has no need for oil, making it a sustainable solution that saves money and energy. The LEITNER DirectDrive also benefits passengers and local residents in that noise levels at the stations are some 15 dB lower in comparison to conventional drive systems. The Brunn 8-seater chairlift also boasts an efficient capacity management system. Its normal transport speed is five meters per second, but this can be upped to six if need be. This increases transport capacity by 20%, enough to take 3,300 people up the mountain every hour. The ropeway is 1,460 meters long, with the chairlift climbing 432 meters over the journey.