Three more conveyor belts will follow in the summer for the project at Tonale Pass
Although the new construction of the large-scale children's ski area on the Tonale Pass has been delayed, ski beginners and the Ski School will already benefit from two modern Sunkid Moving Carpet lifts this winter season. On the one hand, the two lifts, including duplex galleries, create the infrastructural basis for reaching the newly created children's area. On the other hand, they are equipped for all future requirements in terms of passenger transport capacity and expansion.
Currently and brand new, the two Sunkid lifts enable Ski School students and instructors to ascend to three beginner-friendly ski slopes. The descent is possible on one side of the first conveyor belt and on both sides of the second conveyor belt, which is located higher up.
In the two light-flooded, four-meter-wide duplex galleries, the lift is located on the left-hand side in each case. To the right, gratings have been laid to provide a non-slip surface. Today, these serve hikers, and later those accompanying the young skiers, as a wide walkway uphill as well as downhill. In the event of a future increase in frequency after the opening of the Kinderland, this concept offers the municipality of Vermiglio the possibility of installing one additional Sunkid conveyor belt each. These could run in the opposite direction to equalize the return transport at peak times (end of ski course, lunch break, etc.) and make it as pleasant as possible for users.
In the part of the project that has already been implemented, great importance was attached to the topics of system protection from wind and weather as well as safety for all passengers. Both Moving Carpet lifts, including their entrances and exits, are covered by the galleries and can be closed on both sides by means of doors in the evening and when not in use. This saves tiresome snow clearing work and has a positive effect on reliability and component durability. Easy-to-open emergency exit sliding doors ensure fast and uncomplicated exit from the plant in the event of a malfunction or emergency.
The entire project at the Tonale Pass includes three more Sunkid Moving Carpet lifts between 30 and 55 meters in length, which will in all likelihood be erected at the final site of the children's ski area in the summer.