Switzerland’s longest Sunkid Wonder Carpet!
BORER Lift Inc. builds a 171 meter covered conveyor in Savognin:
In winter 2008, the new facilities of the La Nars beginners’ area became operational. After several years of planning and visiting various practice slopes with Sunkid, which were located primarily in Austria, the Savognin Snowsports School succeeded in “bringing a vision to fruition”, as its President, Leo Bonifazi, phrases it.
The newly constructed La Nars Kids’ Ski Paradise in Savognin was completed within one month. The fully covered 171-meter Sunkid Wonder Carpet is the central feature of the Kids’ Ski Paradise. The Wonder Carpet is powered by an 18.5-kilowatt drive engine, which can effortlessly cope with an 18% gradient and all types of winter sports equipment. In Savognin, there are other Sunkid Wonder Carpets, which are 15 and 48 meters in length. The Kids’ Ski Paradise offers various types of practice equipment; among them is a new Sunkid Rotondo Carousel. With the Sunkid Rotondo Carousel, children can improve their skiing techniques or enjoy snow tubing while taking a rest break.
The Savognin Snowsports School is supported by various associations, the federal government, the municipality and the ski lift operators of Savognin. La Nars’ new Kids’ World was made possible by financial backing. “The positive responses from guests, children and the ski instructors themselves to the practice slope’s recent modernization are overwhelming!” proudly reports Betro Tanner, Savognin Ski School Director of the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School.
Bertro Tanner, Ski School Director
He especially lauds the reliable technology. “At peak times we have up to 500 skiers taking lessons on the slope and we must be able to absolutely count on the dependability and reliability of the equipment”, says Berto Tanner. “Initially, I still had a bit of an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach as this project got under way. However, after the first few days in operation, I was convinced that this had been the correct decision and we had chosen the right partner. In spite of the increasing number of guests it can be seen, that the quality and operations of the ski instruction have greatly benefited from the newly installed quiet running and clear-covered conveyor“, explains the ski school director in greater detail. Looking back on this project, the lift operators are proud of their Kinderland which is equipped with the most modern infrastructure and showcases Switzerland’s longest Sunkid Wonder Carpet.