Awards Seiser Alm Ski Area
The first lifts. When the cable car from Ortisei to the Alpe di Siusi went up and running in the winter of 1935/36, getting to the area was considerably more convenient for skiers, and winter sports fans. Who could afford to travel by train to Ortisei, was now able to save themselves the arduous climb on foot. The first lift on the Alpe di Siusi itself was the "Slittovia Giogo Panorama” sledge-lift, which opened in the winter of 1938/39 and was the first lift to be used exclusively for the skiing industry. One year later the first ski lift, the "Mezdì-Lift,” began running, followed by the first chairlift, the "Monte Piz,” in 1949. In just a few years, the ski resort boasted all the principal types of lift for the times (sledge-lift, ski lift and single chairlift).