The new Eisgratbahn meets the highest requirements in terms of performance, efficiency and environmental sustainability and represents a new generation of technology. The first 3S gondola lift with two connected sections entered into operation on October 22, 2016. It is the world's first 3S gondola lift which uses the groundbreaking DirectDrive. In occasion of the maiden trip of the new 3S Eisgratbahn the Wintersport Tirol AG & Co. Stubaier Bergbahnen KG has published an article in an important local newspaper describing the project as a milestone:
"With the new 3S Eisgratbahn we not only realized a groundbreaking project in Austria's ropeway business within a very short construcion period - but we also did the largest individual investment of a ski area spending 64 million Euros. This project could be realized within less than 16 months thanks to a well-thought-out planning and an exemplary collaboration of all decision-makers, construction companies and employees of the Stubaier Gletscherbahnen. It really is a milestone."