New Giggijoch Mountain Gondola
a state-of-the-art project
For the 2016/17 winter season, Bergbahnen Sölden built a state-of-the-art mountain gondola leading up to the Giggijoch ski area. The new, detachable mono-rope Giggijoch Mountain Gondola with 10-person cabins features an incredible hourly capacity of 4500 persons. It is second to none when it comes to top modern comforts for passengers.
BASE STATION (1362 m)
The building's main body is an eye catching construction as the overhanging access area was lifted to a height of 13 meters, that hosts a true masterpiece of mountain lift technology constructed by the renowned Doppelmayr company.
The slim, tower-shaped central part of the building in massive style accommodates all technological features and can be seen from far, reminding of a new landmark, while the lifted access level almost disappears behind a perforated, huge format panorama of the Ötztal Alps.
Two escalators give quick and easy access to the terminal which is directly connected to the ski slope and the covered car park.
TOP STATION (2283m)
The moment you leave the cabin is just perfect to indulge in the whole new dimension of the top terminal. A huge foil-coated steel construction in transparent design hosts not only the passenger station and the terminal located above but also a sports shop and a ski storage area.
The 134 gondola cabins have their own garage right above the station, matching perfectly with the surrounding landscape by avoiding unnecessary annex buildings. A new tunnel links the Giggijoch Restaurant (at about 200 meters) and the top terminal, thus guaranteeing a safe supply and transport area independent from weather conditions.
LEVEL WALK IN
At the top terminal passengers enjoy the advantages of this so-called "level walk-in". Similar to an underground unit, promises a comfy, quick and barrier-free access to the nearby ski lift and slope.10 gondola cabins are close together in a single line, ready for leaving and entering easily.
The new Giggijoch Mountain Gondola also stands for a very well tried and tested cooperation with Johann Obermoser's architectural office that has already planned the Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondola.
|Base station altitude||1.362 m|
|Top station altitude||2.283 m|
|Diagonal length||2.650 m|
|Difference in altitude||920 m|
|Speed||6,5 m/s (variable)|
|Efficiency||4.500 persons/ h|
|Riding time||8,87 min.|
|Number of cabins||134|
|Rope length||5.371 m|