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After 34 years of service, it is time to say goodbye: the old 3-person chairlift Jufenalm will soon be a thing of the past. It will be replaced by the powerful, state-of-the-art 8-person chairlift Jufen, servicing the core ski area at the Hahnenkamm and setting new benchmarks along the way.
The lift is made by Leitner and features the innovative station design of the Italian company Pininfarina – truly a world premiere combining a maximum of functionality with nothing but the highest design standards. The new chairlift is equipped with ergonomic seats in real leather, heating, and weather protection hoods – only the best to turn the ride at lofty heights into a pleasant adventure for skiers and snowboarders.
The most obvious change is that the station roofing has been extended significantly, to completely cover the chairs passing underneath it. The resulting optimized rain and snow protection makes the journey a more comfortable experience for passengers. The sophisticated shape also minimizes snow and wind loads, also ensuring that the entire structure, including the foundations, is not exposed to unnecessary additional loads. The design also includes more glass surfaces, which extend far lower than previously. This new feature makes the station interior even brighter and more friendly, and also greatly facilitates maintenance work.
Fitted with LEITNER Premium Chairs, with heatable real leather seats and bubbles, the “Jufen” chairlift’s transport capacity on the roughly two and a half minute journey is now 2,600 passengers per hour. This makes long wait and traveling times for the connection from Ehrenbachhöhe towards Pengelstein mountain and on to Jochberg a thing of the past. When building the new chairlift, the operators chose a particularly sustainable and environmentally friendly version. The impact on nature was minimal, and the number of support towers was reduced from 19 to 11.
Technical data of the new 8-person chairlift:
Transport capacity: 2,600 P/h
Driving speed: 6 m/s
Vertical rise: 299.50 m
Number of pillars: 11
Haul rope diameter: 46 mm
Number of cabins: 32
Travel time: 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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