Innovations in Italy’s ski resorts

Numerous new ropeways by LEITNER between South Tyrol and the Abruzzo

In the well-known 3 Zinnen Dolomites ski resort in South Tyrol, they are looking forward with confidence and investing heavily in the future. In the middle of the Dolomites, between Sesto and the Helm ski mountain, LEITNER built the new Helmjet gondola lift, which replaces a 40-year-old aerial tramway. The more than two km long gondola lift overcomes a height difference of 730 m. In the Symphony 10 luxury cabins, the passengers experience a pleasant ride, including loden upholstery. The new ropeway achieves a higher transport capacity, now making long waiting times at the valley station a thing of the past. In Moos near Sesto, the old Bruggerleite platter lift was replaced with a new surface lift. 

Modern chairlifts in Alta Badia

In Alta Badia, LEITNER realized the new La Brancia 6-seater chairlift, fitted with safety bars. Furthermore, instead of the old Costoratta 4-seater chairlift, a modern 8-seater chairlift will be in operation, with premium seats and weather protection bubbles. 


Since recently, LEITNER has also started the construction activities for the “Son dei Prade – Bai de Dones” gondola lift. This new installation, a gondola lift in two sections, links the Tofane pistes with the Cinque Torri ski resort at the Falazarego Pass. It plays an important role in the long term for the tourism development of Cortina, also in view of the Olympic Games in 2026.

News in the Abruzzi and the Veneto

Alto Sangro, in the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, is the largest ski area in central Italy, and includes the towns of Roccaraso, Rivisondoli and Pescocostanzo. In Roccaraso, at an altitude of 1236 m, LEITNER built the new 10-seater gondola lift Pallottieri. It contributes to a significant increase in capacity and will guarantee a safe ride for the many small passengers. The Diamond 10 cabins offer a comfortable ride along the unchanged route and, with 100 kg of additional weight each, they provide even better wind stability.


At the Asiago plateau in the Veneto region, a new 6-seater chairlift by LEITNER, including blue weather protection bubbles, links the Verenetta Hut with Monte Verena. LEITNER also built a surface lift in Veneto, in the town of Palafavera. In the Gsieser Valley in South Tyrol, a new surface lift was also built.