Is this the world’s most advanced ski lift?
22nd June 2016
Klosters ski area has announced a new ski lift that could be the world’s most advanced chair lift ever.
If like me, you are over 6’ you might wonder how small some of the average mountain men are, on ski lifts my legs just dangle because the ski/foot rest is just too high for my knees to get under the safety bar.
On the new Schaffürggli chairlift in the Madrisa ski area tall and short skiers are scanned by a laser beam to determine if the skier is an adult or child and uses hydraulic controls to adjust the height of the seat, so even the smallest of children are safe. Naturally on an advanced ski lift, the seats are heated and a hood drops down automatically, perfect for poor weather days.
We understand the new chairlift costs around £8m and will transport 2,660 skiers an hour up 510 vertical metres. The chair will take adaptive sit-ski’s too which is positive news for disabled skiers.
Klosters and Davos are two big names in Swiss skiing, the ski area covers over 300km of piste. The two resorts are connected by a rail service if you don’t fancy skiing. With most of the skiing above 2500m it’s a great snow sure ski resort throughout the season.
Ski Lines recommended places to stay in Klosters and Davos
We offer 1 and 2 week holidays to Klosters and Davos as well as short breaks.
Hotel Silvretta Park, Klosters 4* HB where we offer short stays from £689 and weeklong packages from £909. The hotel enjoys a quite location but is just 2 minutes’ walk to the Gotschna cable car.
In Davos think about the Hotel National, it’s a good 3* B&B hotel where we can include the cost of the ski pass.