Sunday, April 26, 2009

St Anton To Replace Rendl Lift

St Anton’s Ski Area, Rendl, will be much more accessible next winter thanks to a brand new access lift from a much more convenient location.
The new lift containing 68, eight passenger, cabins will whisk up to 2,000 skiers per hour up to the under-used ski area.
It will be located more than 300m from the existing lift with the base near the roundabout and bus station at the western entrance to the resort, making it much easier to reach for skiers coming from the other areas of Galzig and Kapall.
Work on the new lift is due to begin next month and it will be operational in time for next winter.
There will also be a doubling of snowmaking capacity and the improvements follow on from recent upgrades to runs such as the removal of steep sections ion key blue runs last summer.
St. Anton is an internationally renowned touristic village in Tirol and a top ski resort. Located in the Stanzertal at 1,304 metres above sea level, the 2001 Alpine World Skiing Championships changed and renewed its image dramatically. In St. Anton you can find a cosmopolitan ambience with people from all nations, looking to follow the tracks of the ski pioneers. Together with the villages of St. Cristoph (1,800 m) and Stuben (1,407) offer a Ski Paradise integrated by four areas: St. Anton, Rendl, St. Cristoph and Stuben, served by a modern web of 38 ski lifts with 1 Funitel (the Galzigbahn I wrote about yesterday), 2 Cable Cars, 2 Gondolas, 17 Chairlifts and 16 T bar/Drag lifts. There is something for every skier and level of ability with 20 blue, 19 red, and 5 black pistes. Experts also can enjoy the challenge of 16 Ski Routes.
In Rendl you can find a sunny but less challenging terrain more suitable for intermediates, perfect in case of bad weather.