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Construction project Sonnkogel

The Schmittenhöhebahn AG manages a total of 28 cable cars and lifts. In order to guarantee the legal requirements on the one hand, but also to meet our concept of improving comfort and increasing safety, the "Sonnkogelbahn" (3-seat chairlift), which has existed since 1984, is being replaced by a combination lift (6-seater chairs or 8-seater gondolas) with the latest technology. 

The use oft the combined lift is changed seasonally - in summer the cabins provide comfort for hikers and families. In winter, thanks to the 6-seater chairs with seat heating, weather protection cover and automatically lockable safety bars, you can quickly get back to the top without any annoying ski unbuckling. 

The new Sonnkogel lift will open in winter 2023/24. 

Facts Sonnkogelbahn

System 6/8-CGD
inclined length 1.290,67 m
altitude lower station 1.378 m
altitude top station 1.830 m
vertical rise 452 m
average incline 40,5 %
speed 5,0 m/s
engine drive mountian
number of lift supports 12
capacity cabins | chairs 1.200 P/h | 2.500 P/h
travel time cabin | chair 5,69 minutes | 4,63 minutes
max. number cabins | chairs 28 | 64
capacity each cabin | chair 8 people | 6 people
equipment cabin| chair barrier free, comfort cushioning | 
seat heating, weather protection cover, automatically lockable safety bars
interval cabins | chairs 24,00 s | 8,64 s
track width 6,90 m
width of the path 16 m