Off to the White Lounge in Mayrhofen with Sunkid

This winter season saw the ski area of Mayrhofen in the Austrian Ziller Valley once again present a whole host of new attractions.

The new ‘Ahornbahn’ lift whisks guests up to an altitude of 1965m and has a maximum transport capacity of 1200 guests per hour. The two gondolas can each accommodate 160 guests, making the facility the largest cable car in the whole of Austria.

 

A further new attraction in the Ahorn area of the region is the White Lounge. Perched on a beautiful sunny plateau and home to several igloos, bars, small snow-art displays and deck chairs made completely out of snow, the White Lounge offers a fascinating experience for both sports enthusiasts as well as those simply looking to sit back, relax and enjoy the Lounge Sound in one of the numerous deck chairs. Feel on top of the world at 2000m above sea level.

 

The Lounge also represents the perfect starting point to try out the numerous gentle beginners’ pistes in the area.

 

There are several different ways of reaching the White Lounge from the bottom station of the ‘Ahornbahn’ lift. For example, using the 700m drag lifts in the area, guests can reach the Lounge from a starting altitude of 1880m.

 

However, the Sunkid Wonder Carpet is without doubt the simplest, quickest and most comfortable option. Pedestrians, skiers, snowboarders, guests using the latest trendy snow-sports gear, wheelchair users and mothers with buggies can all be transported directly from the bottom station of the ‘Ahornbahn’ lift to the White Lounge.

 

Measuring 138m, the conveyor is equipped with Sunkid’s chain technology and powered by a 15kW drive motor. These technical specifications mean that the Wonder Carpet can easily cope with concave and convex variations in the terrain and a gradient of up to 21%.  Thanks to a maximum transport capacity of 1440 skiers or 2000 pedestrians per hour, the Wonder Carpet is perfectly equipped to handle busy parties at the White Lounge or other large events taking place in the region.

 

Furthermore, the Sunkid Wonder Carpet blends in perfectly with its snowy surroundings. The facility requires no cables, no gondolas and no ugly concrete pillars, meaning that the stunning panoramic view from the White Lounge over the surrounding mountain world remains as unblemished as nature intended.

2007-07-02

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