The Hochalmbahnen AG is right on schedule to realize its project "Waldalm 2016".The community, the tourist office and Hochalmbahnen AG agreed to replace the Waldalm tow lift and expand snow-making capability in the interests of winter tourism. The project includes a modern 10-passenger gondola, with a diagonal length of 2,026.90 meters and a ride time of 5m76s, which will finally take the place of the Waldalm tow lift. The elevation gain between the valley terminal (later the mid-station) and the new mountain terminal is 563.50 m. From there, above the tree line, winter sports fans can enjoy marvelous views of the existing ski area with the mighty Hohe Tauern mountains in the background. In order to guarantee excellent snow conditions, the existing pipelines will be extended by 2 km all the way to the new mountain terminal, now providing the Waldalm piste with complete snowmaking coverage. The water is supplied by existing resources and will be pumped by a temporary pumping station at the Kreuzboden out to the Waldalmbahn mountain terminal. In future, however, it will be necessary to continue to pursue and realize a Waldalm reservoir, in order to improve snow-making effectiveness.
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