Plan De Corones

The new cable car Olang 1+2

Innovation Kronplatz proves once again that it is one of the most modern ski resorts in the Alps
Kronplatz proves once again that it is one of the most modern ski resorts in the Alps

The new cable car "Olang 1+2" is the biggest project ever realised at Kronplatz.
With a speed of 6.5m/s and a transport capacity of 3,900 persons per hour, the new lift will be the ascent system with the highest transport capacity at Kronplatz/Plan de Corones.  
The cable car Olang 1+2 serves as the main lift for all guests in summer and winter who want to reach the summit of the areas Olang/Valdaora, Rasen-Antholz/Rasun-Anterselva and Hochpustertal/Alta Pusteria. 
With the architectural masterpiece of Dip-Ing. Cornelius Schlotthauer (former Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects) and the modern lift technology of Doppelmayr Italia, the Olang 1+2 lift system will be the new highlight on the No. 1 ski mountain in South Tyrol. 
The new cable car will not only be the fastest and most innovative, but also one of the most comfortable lifts leading directly from the valley to the summit. 

Riveting technology under a sweeping, crystalline wave


The architecture competition to design a whole series of brand-new cable car stations – Olang I and II – in the South Tyrolean skiing resort Plan de Corones-Kronplatz is successfully concluded, and the contract was awarded to Hamburg-based studio schlotthauer matthiessen – architecturemade. With a distinctive roof made from translucent foil shaped like a wave, the project brings a nautical whiff of the far-away Hanseatic City to the Alps of the Pusteria-Pustertal valley: a design brimming with movement and transparency. 

Starting from 2020, the new mono-cable aerial ropeway with ten-seater gondolas will transport a grand total of 3900 winter sports enthusiasts per hour, replacing the old six-seater gondola system. The original cable car, opened in 1989, had a capacity of only 2160 snow aficionados per hour. For the construction of its new cable car system, Kronplatz has brought on board Doppelmayr Italia GmbH, the world market leader in ropeway engineering – that's two key synonyms for innovation and quality in the ropeway sector joining forces.