After intense planning, it's now been confirmed: "We're bringing the exclusive holiday resort of Hochsölden even closer to the ski slopes," says Helmut Kuprian, Technical Managing Director of Sölden Lift Company. In keeping with the premium accomodation on offer in Hochsölden, guests will also benefit from a state-of-the-art feeder lift to the Sölden ski slopes from the 2019/2020 winter season.
The existing "Rotkoglbahn" double chair lift built in 1969 will be replaced by a modern Doppelmayr gondola. Capacity: 1,330 people per hour in 23 spacious cabins. Taking less then six minutes from the chairlift station in the valley to Giggijoch. And all this without any major disruption to the existing natural landscape. The current lift track is almost unchanged. This can and will be done.
The new gondola, with barrier-free entries and exits, will take passengers from Hochsölden to Giggijoch and back, comfortably and safely, regardless of the conditions. That's great news for everyone – and especially for non-skiers, beginners and parents with small children, who will find a selection of restaurants and the nursery slopes at the top. The existing halfway station, with its exit leading to the popular „Sonnblick“ restaurant featuring a wonderful panoramic terrace, will be retained.
This new technological gem is scheduled to go into operation in early December 2019.