State of the art

Palinkopfbahn D1

Design, comfort, innovation
Lofty heights

Palinkopfbahn D1 chairlift at Silvretta Arena

Up to 2,853 metres above sea level in 6 minutes

November 2017 brought a new highlight to Silvretta Arena ski resort when the existing 4-seater Palinkopfbahn chairlift was replaced by a 6-seater chairlift (System D-Line). The lift‘s advanced technology is protected by 14 patents, taking skiing enthusiasts up to 2,853-metre Palinkopf even more quickly and comfortably than before. The chairlift is your fastest way to get to one of the ski resort’s most stunning summits.

Made in Ischgl

Palinkopfbahn D1 chairlift marries design, comfort and innovation

Environmentally friendly

During the six-minute ride up to 2,853 metres above sea level, you can experience comfort “made in Ischgl”. The chairlift is a highlight in terms of design, comfort and innovation. It was also constructed with environmental considerations in mind: Thanks to the modified cable routing, five fewer supporting towers were needed.

Key facts about the chairlift:

  • low operational noise and vibration
  • 520-millimetre-wide, ergonomically designed, individual heated seats
  • safety-optimised design with safety bars
  • exceptional design featuring the top acts of previous Top of the Mountain concerts printed on the backs of the seats


Splendid views

360° view of the mountain station at Palinkopf

Breathtaking surroundings
Up to 2,853 metres above sea level

With the 6-seater chairlift D1

Ride to the summit

Palinkopfbahn chairlift quickly and safely takes winter sports enthusiasts up to the summit.

Here are some of the chairlift’s main features:

  • The valley station is located at 2,413 metres above sea level.
  • The mountain station is located at 2,853 metres above sea level.
  • The chairlift covers a total distance of 1,577 metres and an altitude difference of 440 metres.
  • The chairlift moves up to 2,800 people per hour.


50 years

Die Palinkopfbahn 

A chairlift goes down in history

The old Palinkopfbahn from 1973 was one of the first lifts to transport guests at Silvretta Arena ski resort. Back then, it was still a drag lift, while the first slopes were developed around it. In 1983, it was time for a new, fixed 2-seater chairlift. In 1996/97, it was converted into a detachable 4-seater chairlift.
After 20 years of operation and around 12 million journeys up and down the mountain, the next-generation Palinkopfbahn chairlift was put into operation in 2017. In line with sustainability considerations, the old 4-seater chairlift was dismounted and put back up at a Scandinavian winter sports resort. For further details, check out our blog article!

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