New lift and restaurants in Ischgl for 2018/19

Fri 29 June 18

It's another busy summer in Ischgl with a 25m euro investment. The 4-seat chairlift Gampen chairlift is going to be replaced with a 6-person chairlift complete with a new self-service restaurant. There are also plans for another new restaurant and an additional run from Mullerbahn M2 to Alp Trida

New lift and restaurants in Ischgl for 2018/19

New lift and restaurants in Ischgl for 2018/19 © Photo: Ischgl tourism

In 1988, the detachable 4-seat chairlift Gampen was the biggest construction project by Silvrettaseilbahn AG. At the time, the lift was the longest chairlift in Austria and was completed in a record construction time of just 5 months. Now, after 30 winters and some 13 million trips, the Gampenbahn lift will be replaced by a modern 6-seat chairlift of the latest generation in summer 2018.



The lower terminus (1,924 m) is located in the so-called Fimba and leads along 21pillar locations or 25 round-pipe pillars to one of the most beautiful and highest located spots in the ski area, Palinkopf mountain. 

New 2018-19 location of 6-person Gampen chairlift

Design
From the entry barrier all the way to the upholstery of the highly comfortable seats, everything was given a completely new design for the new Gampenbahn lift. The backs of the seats of the new facility were printed with images of the stars of the surrounding alpine world this time. Now various animals can be seen on the seatbacks. Every seat is unique.

New 2018-19 6-person Gampen chairlift
New 2018-19 6-person Gampen chairlift
Photo: Ischgl tourism

World record 
With 924 m difference in altitude, the Gampenbahn lift covers the greatest elevation difference of any 6-seat chairlift in the world. In order to manage this, a haulage cable with a diameter of 58 mm and a weight of 65 tonnes is required. 

New 2018-19 6-person Gampen chairlift
New 2018-19 6-person Gampen chairlift
Photo: Ischgl tourism

Comfort 
Highest passenger comfort and low-noise operation make the new Gampenbahn lift first class. The new high-tech chairlift features a series of tangible improvements for our guests:

  • ergonomically shaped individual seats
  • 520 mm wide seats with heating
  • safety-optimised design
  • optimised safety restraining bar
  • for very quiet operation and thus special comfort for our guests, this facility is particularly low-noise and low-vibration.

New 2018-19 location of 6-person Gampen chairlift

Environment
When building the new lift, environmental concerns were also taken into account. Thus with the new cable run, no less than 4 pillar locations could be left out. The 4-seat chairlift is disassembled into its individual components and planned to be reassembled in another winter sports resort.

The new lift is scheduled to go into operation in time for the new winter season 2018/19

NEW SELF-SERVICE RESTAURANT

at the Gampenbahn lower terminus

Right by the lower terminus of the new Gampenbahn lift, a new innovative self-service restaurant is being built. 
This new gastronomic highlight will bring the ski area right into the restaurant. For example, you will be served your food from a gondola and can put down your plates on a snow gun. The restaurant was designed from top to bottom by a renowned star designer down to the smallest detail. 

NEW MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT GAMPENALPE

Traditional alpine building  with service

The new full-service restaurant Gampenalpe is located directly by the red ski slope No. 40 at 1990 m above sea level, some 400 m from the lower terminus of the new chairlift Gampen E4. 

New 2018-19 Gampenalpe restaurant
New 2018-19 Gampenalpe restaurant
Photo: Ischgl tourism

The new rustic ski lodge in the Ischgl/Samnaun ski area will feature some 100 seats with full service. Preliminary work on the new restaurant was already started in autumn 2017 .  

Treat yourself to some traditional regional Tirolean cooking at the new Gampenalpe starting in December 2018.

New 2018-19 Gampenalpe restaurant
New 2018-19 Gampenalpe restaurant
Photo: Ischgl tourism

Investment volume:    approx. € 4 M 

NEW SKI SLOPE 68 B IN SAMNAUN

round 1 km more fun on the slope…

From the upper terminus of the Mullerbahn M2 to Alp Trida, the new ski slope 68 b will be constructed in the summer of 2018. This will give birth to a new additional ski-run (difficulty level: medium) with a length of round 1 km and an elevation difference of some 250 m. The new downhill run will also get an artificial snowmaking system.

To take a look at developments visit the Ischgl website

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Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “Ischgl has plenty of good wide intermediate slopes, and hidden off-piste stashes. A super fast lift system, a season that lasts until May, great terrain park, and the most full on apres in the Alps, completes the package.”

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