In early September 2018, construction work began on the rough route of the track in the upper part (middle station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola - Stiegele). About two thirds were already completed by the end of November. "We startet with the completion of the track at the beginning of May 2019. In terms of earthworks, the last section of the route was on the program. It was also very important to install crash protection systems throughout the upper section, as well as cable trenches and lighting pylons," explains Lukas Arnold, Project Manager at Bergbahnen Sölden.
MOUNTAIN LIFT COMPANY AS TRACK MAINTAINER
The infrastructural project is being implemented in cooperation with Ötztal Tourismus (Sölden Local Committee), the municipality of Sölden and Bergbahnen Sölden (Mountain Lift Company). The latter also take care of all the necessary work such as preparation, securing work and ongoing maintenance as operator and maintainer. "We installed a family-friendly toboggan track with magnificent panoramic views, leading through varied landscapes. The new toboggan run has an average width of 3.5 meters and a gradient of about 12 percent. We offer an experience in close touch with nature. Therefore the implementation is designed in a tailor-made way," Arnold emphasizes the special features.
|Altitude start||2.170 m|
|Altitude vallex||1.366 m|
|Altitude difference||804 m|