Leitner: Green Light for new Helmjet in Sesto
On behalf of 3 Zinnen Dolomites, LEITNER ropeways is building a modern 10-passenger gondola lift for the Winter Season in 2020/21
The view towards the future in the well-known South Tyrolean ski resort 3 Zinnen Dolomites is confident including heavy investment, despite an early conclusion to the previous winter season. After 40 years in operation amid the South Tyrolean Dolomites between Sesto and Monte Elmo, the aerial tramway has become obsolete. In autumn it will be replaced by the new Helmjet gondola lift.
Monte Elmo is a popular destination for families and hikers, and in winter offers pleasures on the pistes at a height of 2,050 m. Using the Helmjet, passengers will in future reach the Monte Elmo peak in just six minutes. The new ropeway will offer much greater comfort, and the rush and long waiting times at the stations will soon be a thing of the past thanks to the increase in transport. For Mark Winkler, General Director of 3 Zinnen Dolomites, this project is close to his heart: “We have longed for this project for many years now. The new ropeway is the final jewel in the crown in the 3 Zinnen Dolomites sports and skiing destination and is the last piece of the puzzle resulting from the investments of recent years.”
An important part of the investments of the past few years were and are the ropeways. This will now be the sixth installation within six years which LEITNER ropeways has constructed in this ski resort. Mark Winkler looks forward to the cabins, from which you can enjoy a view of the Sexten Sun Dial – especially 58 elegant luxury cabins Symphony 10 fitted with bench seats with leather upholstery and ski racks inside, which provides a most pleasant travel experience. Mark Winkler is convinced: “We are upgrading our most important gateway to Sesto enormously.”
With a length of over 2 km, the gondola lift is very long and covers an altitude difference of 730 m. Power comes from an especially high-performance LEITNER DirectDrive. The cabins will be parked underground in the bottom station.
In Moso near Sesto the old 1972 Bruggerleite practise lift will be replaced by a new LEITNER ropeways surface lift. The Bruggerleite-Lift is a popular village lift and is a route for skiers from Moso for the Helmjet to Sesto.