A gentle walk from your accommodation to a wonderful world of winter sports: from winter 2016/17, guests can travel directly from the village of Gerlos in the Zillertal valley to the ski resort on the Isskogel mountain. Thanks to the new “Dorfbahn Gerlos” 10-passenger gondola lift from LEITNER ropeways, guests no longer have to take the bus to the valley station for the Isskogel gondola lift around 1.5 km away. The new valley station in the village center is also equipped with all the amenities needed for a perfect day of skiing. The gondola lift itself ensures passengers feel really comfortable thanks to heated seats and the DirectDrive system.
The location of the new monocable gondola lift in the center of Gerlos not only means more convenient access to the skiing resort for winter sports enthusiasts, but also reduces ski bus and individual traffic both in the village and on the main road. Alongside a sports shop and a ski hire facility, guests will find a modern and convenient ski depot at the three-story valley station in the center of the village. A car park with more than 200 spaces is integrated into the station. “The new Dorfbahn will significantly lighten the burden on the Isskogel gondola lift so that guests can get to the ski resort from Gerlos without having to wait around,” says CEO of Schilift-Zentrum-Gerlos GmbH David Kammerlander, summarizing the benefits of the installation. “More than half of our guests will reach the centrally located Dorfbahn on foot.”
The new gondola lift from LEITNER ropeways consists of two sections, each with a rope loop, meaning the two gondola lifts can run independently of each other if needed. There is a loop-line garaging system with fully automatic garaging in the middle station. Thanks to LEITNER’s DirectDrive system, the gondola lift carries winter sports enthusiasts with great efficiency but little noise. All in all, the gondola lift boasts 23 towers, an inclined length of 2,478 meters and a vertical rise of 816 meters. The transport capacity amounts to 2,413 passengers an hour.