A 6-people chairlift at the Idalp

Sonnenbahn B5 in Ischgl

At the Idalp – and, hence, directly at the heart of the ski resort Ischgl: that’s where you’ll find the Sonnenbahn chairlift. Thanks to automatic safety bars, this chairlift is particularly popular with families and groups. Why? Because this technology makes it possible for one adult to take up to five children up the mountain with them – safely and without any problems. Once everyone’s seated, the bar closes automatically. And it only opens again when the mountain station is reached. Sounds comfortable for parents and caregivers? Well, it is! 

This technology not only makes riding the chairlift at the Idalp easy for families and ski groups. For all others it means: less time on the lift, more time on the slopes! Because the Sonnenbahn transports up to 2,400 people per hour up to the summit. 

Another plus:
The Sonnenbahn is located right between the two popular blue slopes 6 and 8 – perfect for beginners and families! 

Sonnenbahn B5 lift facts:

  • automatic safety bars make the Sonnenbahn particularly child-safe
  • it is located at the Idalp at 2,320 metres above sea level
  • there is room for 6 people on the heated comfort seats
  • the ascent up to the summit takes about three minutes
  • it transports up to 2,400 people per hour 
  • Opening 25,11,2011

Sonnenbahn B5

Technical data at a glance (building year: 2011)


Sonnenbahn B5

nr.: B5 - Sonnenbahn
Last update:
Construction blog Sonnenbahn B5 (Summer 2011)

The predecessor lift from 1977 to 2011

Sonnenlift on Idalp

The Sonnenlift went into operation on December 14, 1977 and until 2011 had transported around 7 million winter sports enthusiasts.

Sonnenlift B5 (Building year 1977)

Technical specifications