New Italian Gondola World First, Sep 2009

A new gondola in Italy’s huge Dolomiti Superski is a world first, the resort claims. The 10 seater “Marchner” cableway will have a capacity of 3,000 skiers-per-hour and the cabins are fitted with what the resort describes as, “elegant heated leather chairs.” The lift replaces a detachable chairlift which is being removed, but the route has been modified so that, unlike the previous structure, it has an uphill station close to the downhill station of the Belvedere lift.