LEITNER ropeways Press Release- Paying homage to the Hahnenkamm Slalom
Lagt til av: Espen Børresen | publisert: 13.01.2015
The lift has set an extraordinary benchmark by turning into a symbol of remarkable sporting achievements. The four-seater chairlift constructed by LEITNER ropeways on the renowned Ganslernhang, a piste famous for hosting major competitions, has been transformed into an unmissable homage to the Hahnenkamm Slalom and its champions. Each chair has been adorned with its own Hahnenkamm art poster representing a specific year in the history of the world’s most famous ski race. The unusually designed chairlift, which was jointly created by LEITNER ropeways, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel and the Kitzbüheler Ski Club, was presented during this year’s inspection of snow conditions by the International Ski Federation (FIS) in Kitzbühel on January 9, 2015.
Toni Sailer, Ingemar Stenmark, Jean-Claude Killy, Alberto Tomba, Hansi Hinterseer, Marcel Hirscher and Felix Neureuther – the biggest names in skiing have given the sport a rich past and have made skiing history on the Ganslernhang in Kitzbühel. Since the first Hahnenkamm Slalom took place in 1931, numerous skiing legends have had their names inscribed onto the list of champions. For slalom skiers, there was and is nothing greater than racing to victory during the Hahnenkamm weekend in front of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.
Each chair transformed into an individual work of art
The slalom artists have now been immortalized by an art project on the legendary Ganslernhang itself. Each Hahnenkamm Race has a poster dedicated to it on one of the chairs of the four-seater chairlift. These posters provide information about the victorious nation and the winning time as well as an interactive QR code that takes visitors directly to details of the winner. The project has turned the Ganslern lift into a gallery of historical art posters.
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LEITNER ropeways is using this exciting campaign to emphasize its close and long-standing cooperation with Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel and the Hahnenkamm Races.
Kitzbühel has been placing its trust in the high-quality technology and modern design of LEITNER ropeways for many years. In fact, seven ropeways in the Kitzbühel ski resort alone are now equipped with LEITNER ropeways’ highly efficient, economical and environmentally friendly DirectDrive system. This is also true of the Wagstättbahn, the 10-passenger gondola lift that was opened last winter and is the most modern of its kind. LEITNER ropeways has developed a very special relationship with the Hahnenkamm Races. The company has been an official partner of the legendary event since 2013, when the slogan “Hahnenkamm Races transported by LEITNER ropeways” was coined. Ropeways created by LEITNER are synonymous with the highest level of quality in design, technology and comfort, and use innovative solutions to create brand new passenger experiences. This philosophy is the perfect complement to Kitzbühel and the Hahnenkamm competition
Source: LEITNER ropeways press release