Modern. Cool. Unique.
In operation from december the 1st 2018
The Gasteiner Bergbahnen will invest around 85 million euros by 2020. On december 1st 2018, the new Schlossalmbahn - a monocable gondola with cabins for 10 people - will go into operation. The new construction of the Schlossalmbahn does not only inspire with its original and at the same time sophisticated architecture. The project skilfully blends modern design with cutting-edge technology. The mountain station of the new Schlossalmbahn offers the possibility for skiers to choose between three downhill options (Schlossalm, Kleine Scharte or Haitzingalm), each with a height difference of around 1,200 meters.
New runways and the new construction of the railways will significantly increase comfort, safety and capacities. "Non stop to the top" - the output has been doubled to 3,000 people per hour. At a driving speed of 6 meters per second you can reach the mountain station in just under 9 minutes. Like this the entry into the ski area is a pleasure. In addition to the construction of the railway, investments are also being made in the expansion of the slopes. In total, 200,000 m2 of new runs will be built on the Schlossalm over the next few years. And with the new storage pond of 150,000 m³, powerful snowmaking is guaranteed.
Innovation & Service in the valley
The modern, multi-functional ground station follows a concept of short distances. No matter whether you come from the new bus terminal, parking place or the new parking garage, you can easily reach the platform level via escalators. Glass surfaces in the area of the gondola station provide an insight into the technology. Further components of the new station are a sports shop, ski rental and ski depots, a restaurant and a ski school. And winter sports enthusiasts, who come directly from the slopes, get back to the mezzanine floor of the ground station via the new overpass of the main road and can then easily be transported by escalator to the gondola.
A separation of pedestrians and flow traffic is considered as well as a direct connection to public transport with the newly created bus terminal. A total of around 260 parking spaces are available in the three-storey parking deck and around 640 outdoor parking spaces. A solar large-scale system on the roof of the parking deck ensures environmentally friendly energy generation, which is to cover around 90 percent of the heat energy requirement for hot water and heating in the base station building.
1000 meters of fun on the slopes
There are only a few ski resorts in Salzburgerland that offer more than 1000 meters of perfect pistes with just one gondola ride. In Gastein you can enjoy this luxury on 4 ski mountains. Whether at the entrance to the valley with the drive to the Fulseck or at the head of the valley with the ride on the Kreuzkogel in Sportgastein (2,700 meters), Salzburg's highest glacier-free ski mountain. As soon as you get out, more than 1000 meters of fun on the slopes await winter sports enthusiasts. The Stubnerkogel in Bad Gastein offers breathtaking 360 ° mountain views and fantastic runs with more than 1000 meters of altitude. But also on the other side into the Angertal they blow up the 1000m mark. With the new Schlossalmbahn we now have the next sheer endless pleasure on slopes. From the mountain station at 2073 meters to the valley station at 850 meters, you have the feeling that the turns never end.
A cablecar with history
In 1964, the "Kitzstein" one-seater chairlift was replaced by a state-of-the-art funicular, capable of carrying 80 people per trip. In September 1964, Federal President Dr. Schärf opened the stand-funicular in Bad Hofgastein. Two years later, the ski area of the Schlossalm was extendet by the aerial cableway to the "Kleine Scharte". Federal Chancellor Dr. Josef Klaus then opened the new suspension railway in 1966. In 1983, the funicular car was replaced by a larger one to increase capacity and output. The 1,290 meter long track had a height difference of 459 meters and was able to transport up to 120 people per car, back in the days, state-of-the-art.