Passengers riding the new Piz Seteur ten-passenger lift in Val Gardena will be the first to experience the new Symphony 10 gondola.
The location has been selected for the debut of the new top product from LEITNER ropeways, where it will be premièred in the upcoming winter season.
There, 77 cabins in an elegant black and blue look will transport 3,450 passengers per hour to the start of the famous Sella Ronda ski circuit.
In addition to this innovation, the project at Piz de Sella also boasts another first for Italy: the midway station is the first new Pininfarina station nationwide.
The entrance area in the Valley Station will be another special feature.
Here, LEITNER ropeways developed a tailored solution for the customer, to make access to the gondolas even more stress-free.
Six gondolas pass through the station with their doors open for 65 seconds, leaving enough time and space for convenient boarding.
Igor Marzola, owner of the Piz Sella Ski Resort, is pleased with the tailored overall solution.
He explained: “We are delighted to have found a partner in LEITNER who meets our needs with high-grade technical solutions in all areas.”
The Symphony 10 offers excellent performance in terms of space, comfort and experience.
Complementing the Diamond model, it creates an attractive premium offering in the ten-passenger gondola segment.
What is new in the Symphony 10 is primarily the design, which offers guests more convenience from when they enter the gondola until they leave it.
The first comfort boost is the much wider entryway compared with the Diamond Series 10-passenger gondola.
The sliding doors also ensure that passengers near the doors are no longer bothered by the mechanism when opening.
The panorama windows that extend all the way to the roof offer the best possible all-round view, giving a particularly open ride experience.
While the somewhat restrictive feeling in gondolas has long been a thing of the past, the Symphony 10 sets new standards as a premium model.
LEITNER ropeways made the seats even wider and increased the spacing between the individual seats, enhancing individual comfort.
The new gondola design makes this added space possible.
It is wider at the top, making it more spacious and creating additional personal space.
Redesigning the vertical support structures facilitated optimal positioning of the interior fittings like benches and hand grips.
The flatter support structures allow LED strips to be used for lighting the gondola’s contours.
The main frame and external profile are based on the Pininfarina design of the Symphony gondola, which still marks a real quantum leap in quality and design standards on the ropeway market.
In keeping with the design, the premium cabin features automotive-style seats in genuine leather.
Find out more about LEITNER ropeways on the official website.
LEITNER has also been confirmed as an Event Partner for the upcoming World Ski Awards.
The only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism, the event will take place at A-ROSA Kitzbühel from November 17th-19th.