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New construction of the Albonabahn I

in Stuben am Arlberg

The Stubner Bergbahnen are replacing the Albonabahn I with a modern 8-seater monocable gondola, which means a great improvement in quality for both Stuben and the entire Ski Arlberg ski area.

Guaranteed snow and long north slope descents offer maximum skiing pleasure on the mountain where the famous ski pioneer Hannes Schneider learned to ski. The ski area in the west of the Arlberg offers excellent snow and slope conditions until late spring and is therefore an important part of the world-famous Arlberg Ski Arena. The ski areas of St. Anton, St. Christoph, Zürs and Lech can also be reached via the Albonabahn I and its piste connection to the "Alpe Rauz".

The currently existing fixed-grip Albonabahn I double chairlift, which was built in Stuben am Arlberg in 1983, will be replaced this year by a modern monocable gondola with closed transport equipment (gondolas with a capacity of 8 people).

The location of the new valley station and the route remain almost the same. The new mountain station is about 200m down towards the valley, right next to the existing mountain restaurant "Albona Mitte". The new monocable gondola will in future transport passengers both uphill and downhill and is designed for a transport capacity of 1600 pph.

In addition to the hydraulic guying, the station conveyor system, the gondola station including inspection platform, a public toilet facility, storage space, a service room and the entry and exit of the cable car are housed in the one-storey valley station building. The future mountain station will have two floors and will consist of a storage and low-voltage room in the basement. On the ground floor, next to the cable car drive, is the command room, a storage and first-aid room as well as the entry and exit of the cable car.

Construction work will start in May and will be completed in November 2023.

Technical data

Valley station: 1,405 m asl
Mountain station: 1,845 m asl
Drive: in the mountain station
Horizontal length: 1,016 m
Inclined length: 1,115 m
Altitude difference: 440 m
Endless rope length: 2,287 m
Driving speed: 5 m/s
Delivery rate: 1,600 pph
Number of vehicles: 30 pcs
Number of supports: 9 pcs
Driving time: 5 minutes