The new 6-people chairlift – that holds world record!

Gampenbahn E4 in Ischgl

To ensure that skiers get to have the best winter experiences in Ischgl, the Silvrettaseilbahn AG cable car company works at improving the ski resort each year. In winter of 2018/19, the new Gampenbahn E4 starts operating. This 6-people chairlift replaces the existing 4-people one and takes people from the Fimba up to the Palinkopf – one of the most beautiful locations in the entire ski resort. 

Between the valley and mountain stations, there are 21 buttresses, plenty of steel ropes and lots of impressive technology. Thanks to the new cable run, four fewer buttresses were need – that’s better for the environment and the landscape! 

  • The extra comfort level of the Gampenbahn can be felt during every ride: 
  • ergonomically-shaped individual seats with comfortable seat padding
  • 520-millimetre-wide heated seats
  • safety-optimised design
  • optimised safety bar
  • low vibration and volume during operation 
     

The design of the new Gampenbahn is great, too:
various animals living in the mountains of Ischgl are printed on the back of the chairs. And every chair is a one-of-a-kind piece! 

Gampenbahn E4 lift facts:

  • world record: the Gampenbahn covers 924 metres difference in altitude and, hence, the greatest difference in altitude of any 6-people hooded chairlift in the world! 
  • it has a hoist cable of 58 millimetres in diameter and a weight of 65 tons
  • highest level of comfort for skiers: ergonomically-shaped individual seats with heating, weather protection hoods and its particularly low volume during operation
  • modern design: every chair is a one-of-a-kind piece!
  • the ascent to the Palinkopf at 2,864 metres above sea level only takes about 8 minutes
  • it transports 2,800 people per hour 
  • there’s a new self-service restaurant: Ischgl Slope Food at the valley station – with plenty of innovative highlights
     

Gampen E4

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Gampenbahn then and now: one record after the other

project of the Silvrettaseilbahn AG cable car company at the time and the longest chairlift in Austria. It was also built within only five months. 

30 years later and with about 13 million journeys up and down the mountain under its belt, it was replaced in the summer of 2018 by a new state-of-the-art 6-people chairlift by Doppelmayr. The former 4-people chairlift was taken apart and is meant to be rebuilt in the city of Taras in Kasachstan. 

Technical data at a glance

Find out more about the latest construction updates on the construction blog of the Ischgl cable cars!