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THE KUMME CHAIRLIFT WILL BE REPLACED BY A GONDOLA LIFT FOR 10 PASSENGERS
The Kumme chairlift, destroyed by an avalanche in January 2018, will be replaced by a gondola lift.
The aim of the gondola lift project is not only to restore the infrastructure in the Unterrothorn region, but also to upgrade the entire area. Instead of a new chair lift, a 10-seater gondola lift will therefore be built from "Tufternkehr" via an intermediate station "im Wyss Gufer" to Rothorn. With a transport capacity of 1,500 people per hour, waiting times at the stations will also be reduced to a minimum. The planning approval procedure was completed without objections and the construction project will start in spring 2020. The expected opening of the gondola lift is scheduled for the start of the 20/21 winter season.
|Cable car||detachable gondola lift D-line|
|Track width||6.4 m|
|Number of towers||17|
|Rope diameter||50 mm|
|Number of cabins||56|
Last updated on November 2019
Stockhorn skiing area - surface lifts in the balance
The two tow lifts in the Stockhorn skiing area have been badly damaged by rockfalls over the years. Furthermore, the shrinking glacier fields have exposed steep rocky steps along the track of the lift, making it impossible to use. Here too, glacier towers have become unstable because of the melting ice fields. As a result of these natural changes, operation of the lifts had to be temporarily halted. In view of the persistent danger of rock falls in the area and continuing retreat of the ice fields, a solution would be to replace the two surface lifts with a cableway. Planning work on the construction of this new lift has already begun. The two surface lifts will remain closed until further notice because the Hohtälli-Rote Nase cable car offers an alternative means of reaching Stockhorn.
Further information to follow.
Last updated on May 2018