More Fun and Adventure with Flexenbahn
on June 21st 2017 / by Pure International
Unveiling of the Flexenbahn cableway gives the globally renowned Arlberg Ski Resort an even more vibrant presence on the vast snowy sierras of the Alps. The cableway linking Zürs and Stuben/Rauzallows allows skiers and holidaymakers to enjoy more variety as they can now easily access all resorts at Arlberg. Opening of the Flexenbahn cableway makes the Alberg skiing region the largest interconnected ski area in Austria.
Quicker, easier and more comfortable access to all destinations is now guaranteed with the new cableway; which in combination with the Trittkopfbahn I and Trittkopfbahn II (opened in 2016/17) plus the Albonabahn II, ensures that winter sports enthusiasts will henceforth not be required to switch to a shuttle bus. It has also become easier to reach St. Anton am Arlberg ski resort which was previously only accessible by bus. A total of 305 km of ski descents and 87 lifts plus railways are now available to winter sport fans on the Arlberg.
The 10-seater single cable Flexenbahn has 47 cabins each holding 10 people and transports up to 2,400 passengers every hour. It completes the 1.8 km route in just 6 minutes gliding 562 metres above the Flexenpass road. The cableway’s wide panoramic windows offer stunning views of the Klostertal valley and Arlberg Pass in St. Christoph.
Arlberg Ski Resort “Run of Fame”
In a gesture that pays homage to ace skiers who have links with Arlberg, Ski Arlberg unveiled the Run of Fame simultaneously with the new Flexenbahn cableway. The circuit leads across a total of 65 km of ski descents and 18,000 m altitude through the entire Ski Arlberg region – from Warth in the north, via Lech Zürs on the Flexenbahn, to St. Anton in the south and back again. The circuit can be accessed from virtually any point in the ski resort. An average skier would need a whole day to complete the route.
Flexenbahn makes a notable statement in terms of protecting the environment. When fully operational, the cableway effectively reduces the number of daily bus trips between Zürs and Stuben/Alpe Rauz via the Flexengallery by 120. Resort amenities will be improved as fewer cars will come directly to the villages. Furthermore, the time needed to travel will be reduced, depending on the route of travel, so that each individual skier will make a contribution to environmental protection.
The whole construction project, including all new cableways, was planned in great detail and with the utmost care. In the first stage, the new cableway for the practice run in Zürs was built in the summer of 2015. This followed by the construction of Trittkopfbahn I and II in Zürs and the new Albonabahn II in Stuben/Rauz. The new Flexenbahn has no new pistes so as to preserve the natural beauty of the landscape..
Flexenbahn at a glance
- Minimised travel times for skiers
- 2,400 passengers per hour
- Environmentally friendly
- Directly links Zürs and Stuben/Rauz directly
- Less waiting times for passengers