Ropeway Experience in Slovakia

All around the globe, Doppelmayr/Garaventa ropeways carry passengers and freight – in South American cities and Asian tourist destinations as well as in the traditional ski resorts of the European Alps. In Slovakia, too, large numbers of guests get to experience ropeway technology from the global market leader on their way to fun on the ski slopes.

Doppelmayr/Garaventa has already completed many exciting ropeway projects in Slovakia. In particular, the ropeway manufacturer enjoys a long-standing partnership with top resort operator Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. Over the last 25 years, a total of 20 ropeway installations were implemented jointly in the three ski areas Jasná, Tatranská Lomnica and Starý Smokovec. These included everything from surface lifts and funicular railways to monocable gondolas and a Funitel.

The Funitel Priehyba-Chopok is one of the highlights of the Jasná ski area and at the same time a major project for Doppelmayr/Garaventa in recent years. Alongside its outstanding wind stability, this lift installation impresses with cutting-edge technology and a unique design. The stations and cabins are in an elegant black finish throughout. Premium-quality materials were used exclusively for the station cladding. Each cabin offers room for up to 24 passengers. In addition, this ropeway offers top performance with a remarkable travel speed of 7 m/s and a transport capacity of 2,480 passengers an hour.

Ropeways for the entire world

Doppelmayr/Garaventa is global market leader in ropeway construction. More than 3,000 employees worldwide plan, design and build innovative ropeway systems in close collaboration with the customer. To date, the Group has completed some 15,100 installations in 96 countries. The product portfolio is extensive: Doppelmayr/Garaventa offers ropeway solutions for winter and summer tourist regions as well as for local transit and efficient material transport.

Alongside the core markets in the Alpine region, international markets are becoming increasingly important. In the Olympic region of Sochi, for instance, the ropeway specialist has built 40 installations. Doppelmayr completed the world’s biggest urban ropeway network consisting of ten lines in La Paz/Bolivia. In Vietnam, one ropeway record has followed another: the biggest cabin, the tallest tower and the longest 3S installation. A Cable Liner® from Doppelmayr Cable Car links three luxury hotels in Las Vegas. In Booysendal, South Africa, a RopeCon® from Doppelmayr Transport Technology carries platinum ore across difficult terrain.