With the opening of the new Wildspitze gondola in Pitztal Austria has its latest ‘highest lift in the country’. With cabins seating 8 passenger it climbs to 3440m and replaces the old Pitz Panorama gondola. Within six minutes skiers and boarders will have been whisked over 2000m across to the Hinterer Bruunenkogel, site of the highest mountain cafe in the country.
For those who have not come across Pitztal before it’s in the next valley down from the Otztal which is home to Hochgurgl / Obergurgl and there are long standing plans to link Pitztal across to Solden via the Rettenbach Glacier. Whilst its said these should be completed within the next 2 years, incidentally creating the largest Summer and Autumn skiing area in Europe, we are not holding our breath!
Photo Credit: www.pitztaler-gletscher.at/en