Ropeway Technology – Video Clip
First cable delivery
On 03.07.2015 the first cable of the new Penkenbahn was delivered. The first of the four cables weighs about 60 tons and is about 3200 m long.
Mountain station interior - Visualization
Valley station interior - Visualization
Traverse of the gondola
Mountain Station Flyover
Construction Report Clip 01
Valley Station Flyover
The Mayrhofner Bergbahnen are proud to present the first visualization of the new and ultramodern 3S Penkenbahn. You will find weekly updates as well as valuable insights on this website.
The future Penkenbahn combines tremendous running smoothness and generous amount of space with the incomparable view of the magnificent panorama of the Zillertal Alps around Mayrhofen. The 33 comfortable gondolas of the new Penkenbahn offer seating for 24 people. The gondolas will be able to transport up to 2,880 people into the ski area per hour. Waiting times are no longer an issue, even in the descent.
At the beginning of the winter season 2015–16 the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen will offer the most modern ropeway system on the market.
19 February 2015: Plans for the new Penkenbahn officially approved!
Construction to begin on 13 April 2015
As reported earlier, construction of the new gondola was initially held up due to the appeal of a landowner. However, with the help of the town of Mayrhofen, the two parties were able to reach an agreement which ensures that the landowner's property bordering the gondola route will remain suitable for future development. The appeal has therefore been withdrawn and construction can officially begin. The Mayrhofner Bergbahnen Aktiengesellschaft welcomes the decision and is looking forward to the start of construction immediately following the 2014–15 winter season.
With 24 comfortable seats per cabin, the new 3S Gondola Lift will be able to transport 2,880 passengers per hour when the 2015–16 winter season opens. During peak hours, there will be room for an additional 8 standees per cabin, resulting in an overall capacity of 3,840 passengers per hour.