For the winter of 2021/22, the Kreuzeck feeder was newly built, thus replacing the old rope lift. The new, safe concept - a conveyor belt in a tunnel - is not only special because it runs underground of the ski slope, but also because it enables indirect supervision of a passenger conveyor belt for the first time in Bavaria.
With the modernization of the Kreuzeck feeder, guests of the Garmisch-Classic ski area can look forward to even more comfort: an old rope lift with a low cable guide, which brought skiers from the Osterfelderkopf ski area back to the Kreuzeckbahn mountain station, has been replaced by a modern conveyor belt in a ski tunnel. Guests can now comfortably cover the last meters of altitude towards Kreuzeck by conveyor belt.
The new conveyor belt solution was installed in a tunnel that crosses the ski slope underground. This solution thus offers several advantages for guests and operators alike. Guests can be transported to the top more quickly and comfortably. The operators gain a higher passenger transport capacity and a lower maintenance effort, since the old lift line does not have to be prepared anymore. In addition, the tunnel separates the downhill skiers from those being transported uphill - thus increasing safety for both sides.
The newly built showcase installation is special not only because it runs underground of the ski slope, but also because for the first time in Bavaria it allows indirect supervision of a passenger conveyor. Until now, the regulations of the state of Bavaria did not allow such indirect supervision.
Together with the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn Bergbahn AG and TÜV Süd, a concept was developed in the form of a comprehensive type test, which enabled the Garmisch-Partenkirchen District Office to approve the indirect supervision in this way. To the overall project