New full comfort chairlift in Hafjell
HAFJELL, Alpinco continues to invest and has decided to develop a new 6-seater chairlift, as well as the extension of slopes and snow facilities, in the south area of the facility. The project has a cost frame of 150 MNOK and should be ready for the winter season 2023-24.
Hafjell Sør, is a new 6-seater express lift, which will replace two of the oldest lifts in Hafjell, Kringelåsheisen and Hafjellheis 3. With this, the capacity will increase considerably in the area with a new express lift with a total of 1,874 metres.
In addition to the lift itself, snow facilities will also be built on two of the slopes to ensure full capacity throughout the winter season. These are areas that have previously depended on natural snow to be able to open, and a snow system on these slopes will ensure an even wider offer for guests.
This is the largest investment in the alpine facility since the gondola was built, says Alpinco's general manager, Odd Stensrud.
- It is an extensive project that opens up a part of the facility that we know our guests have otherwise not used to the same extent. A big investment for us in terms of costs, but an investment in the skiing experience for all our guests who will now get better results from skiing, says general manager of Alpinco, Odd Stensrud
The lift is a full comfort chairlift, similar to the Hafjell 360 lift which was ready in 2018. This means that it has heating in the seats and bubbles above the chairs that protects against wind and weather.
- We see that our capacity is pressured around Hafjell 360 and Mosetertoppen, partly because of the comfort this lift has. Therefor we believe a new similar chairlift from Leitner will have the same affect and attract more skiiers in this part of the ski resort, says Stensrud.
The new lift will cover several of the main slopes from the top all the way down to the new boarding point at the height of today's start on the Kringelås lift. From the top of the lift, there is easy access to the trail network towards Vidsyn, Gaia, Favn and Mosetertoppen.