Author Gasteiner Bergbahnen<
Date February 23, 2018

Construction activities 2018

Generationen project Schlossalm NEW

The “Generational Project Schlossalm NEW” foresees construction of a single-cable gondola lift (each cabin with capacity for up to 10 passengers), running in 2 sections to the top of the Schlossalm. The new multifunction valley station – which is being relocated to the far side of the main road – will provide stress-free access to the ski area. In future, it will no longer be necessary to change lifts during the ride up the mountain. Passenger capacity will double from 1400 to 3000 people per hour.

The new mountain station is located somewhat higher, putting it at an ideal distribution point, from which skiers can choose between three different pistes for their run back down the mountain (Schlossalm, Kleine Scharte and Haitzingalm), each dropping more than 1200 meters in elevation.

photo caption: The Schlossalmbahn lift goes into operation in December 2018

 

photo caption: In future, it will no longer be necessary to change at the mid-station

 

photo caption: The new mountain station is located at an ideal distribution point

Environmental impact hearings resulted in the approval of an additional 20 ha of pistes in the area of the Schlossalm. One section of this area will be completed by December 2018. A reservoir is being built to support the snowmaking infrastructure, both on the new as well as existing pistes.

Total investment volume for the time period from 2016 – 2020 will amount to €84.8 million.

Building Projects in 2018 

Construction work in the area of the valley station begins again in the spring time. Right after the snow has melted, three lifts will be dismantled, while the excavation work in the area of the reservoir, along with piste construction, will be continued.

Removal of Old Lifts

The following lifts will be removed immediately after the end of the winter season:

  • funicular
  • Haitzingalm double chairlift
  • Kleine Scharte quad chairlift

photo caption: 3 lifts are being dismantled (indicated by red lines in the picture)

New Construction of the Schlossalmbahn (single-cable gondola) 

  • Completion of construction work on buildings for the mountain, mid- and valley stations, the latter including an attached three-level parking garage (approximately 260 parking spaces). In addition to lift facilities, the multifunction valley terminal also houses a sports shop, ski rental center, ski school and a spacious ski depot.

photo caption: Construction of the valley station began in 2017

  • Lift overpass above the ÖBB-Tauernbahn railway line. The concrete foundations were already laid in 2017. In order to erect the steel framework, it will be necessary to cancel weekend service on this rail line from 28 to 30 April 2018.

photo caption: Protective structure above the ÖBB rail line

 

  • From a geological perspective, completion of pylon No. 17, with a total of four support columns, along the ridgeline between the Hirschinger summit cross and the existing third pylon of the gondola lift, presents unique challenges.

 

Photo caption: Pylon No. 17 presents unique challenges

Reservoir and snowmaking equipmetn (completion work) 

  • reservoir (150,000 m³ water capacity)
  • water collected from the Schlossbach in the area of the Gaberlhütte
  • redesign of the Schlossalm  Kleine Scharte pumping station
  • Aeroplan II pumping station with cooling towers
  • piping system - replaced and upgraded all the way down to the valley

Photo caption: An additional reservoir guarantees excellent snow conditions

Piste Construction

Completion of piste construction from the Brandbichl as far as the H3 run (from the Haitzingalm via the Sendleiten hill to the Aeroplanstadl).

Summer lift schedule 2018

Due to construction work, the Schlossalmbahn will not operate in summer 2018. Instead of this, the Senderbahn and the Kaserebenbahn will be offering a coordinated service daily from July 7 to September 2, allowing hikers to make their way up from Angertal to the Stubnerkogel as well as the Schlossalm. The Stubnerkogelbahn will operate daily from May 19 to October 21, and will be adding yet another attraction in the form of a new viewing platform, appropriately named “Valley View”, close to the transmitter station.

photo caption: In summer 2018, visitors wishing to enjoy the attractions on the Schlossalm can ride the Kaserebenbahn lift up from Angertal. The Weitmoser Schlossalm will also be open and serve a wide selection of refreshments.

Also highly recommended for visitors is the so-called “Pine Magic” on the Graukogel – open (Sunday through Tuesday) from June 3, and daily from June 16 to September 18 as well as from September 23-25.

The Goldbergbahn in Sportgastein will be in operation on the “Day of Gold” (July 15) and for the Almenfest (August 11 and 12).

photo caption: In summer 2018, visitors wishing to enjoy the attractions on the Schlossalm can ride the Kaserebenbahn lift up from Angertal. The Weitmoser Schlossalm will also be open and serve a wide selection of refreshments.

 

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