In Kaprun, the highest Sunkid Moving Carpet conveyor belt in Europe was recently put into operation at 3000m.
On Salzburg's "coolest" mountain, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, the Sunkid Moving Carpet serves visitors as a modern ascent aid, in the middle of the eternal ice.
The Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Kaprun offers skiing fun 365 days a year. The only glacier ski area in Salzburg provides the ski and snow maniacs also in summer the opportunity to pursue their preferences. In order to make the summer more attractive, the offer has been continuously expanded.
The Kitzsteinhorn offers not only numerous hikes, and magnificent views, but also a glacier and panoramic experience with snow feeling. A unique insight allows the specially built 362m long panoramic tunnel through the Kitzsteinhorn.
For fun and relaxation in the glacier world, the Kaprun Glacier Railways built the so-called "Ice Arena" at 3000m. Whether igloos to explore and feel, a snow beach with deck chairs, a full-size play piste bully or sitting amusingly at the Ice Bar, the ice arena as a world of experience in a class of its own. The highlight of the ice arena is the 50m long slide area in the middle of the glacier. Kapruner Gletscherbahnen decided to use a Sunkid Moving Carpet conveyor belt as a modern means of ascent. This simple, modern and comfortable way of ascending increases the fun factor and boosts guest satisfaction!
The 51m long conveyor belt is driven by a 7.5 KW motor. The basic requirement for an ascent in the ice is the adaptability to a constantly changing glacier terrain. For this reason, the proven Sunkid link chain technology was chosen, which perfectly adapts to concave-convex terrain with up to 25% slope.
As an additional option, Kapruner Gletscherbahnen decided on the Sunkid "Radius" side exit. This patented innovation from Sunkid increases operational safety by reducing shutdowns and facilitates daily maintenance of the lift. With a maximum transport capacity of 2,000 pedestrians and fun skiers, the system is also ideally equipped for larger events in the ice arena on the Kitzsteinhorn.
This development of the summer ski area on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier joins a long list of innovations by Kaprun Gletscherbahnen. Since 1965, numerous technical innovations have been implemented. Among other things, the highest cable car support in the world still stands in Kaprun at 113.6m, the first panorama camera was installed in Kaprun, the first lifts were built on flowing glacier ice and Europe's highest Sunkid Moving Carpet conveyor belt has just been put into operation at 3000m, on Salzburg's "coolest" mountain!