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Klínovec completes €6 million improvements with new lift

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last update on Dec 19, 2019

The Czech ski area of Klínovec continues its lift modernization with an investment of €6 million in a new chair lift and the improvement of snow-making facilities. We've put together all the new features in the Czech Republic's largest ski resort for the 2019-2020 season.

More convenience, more capacity

Dámská is the third chair lift at Klínovec with protective covers.
via Facebook   © Skiareál Klínovec Dámská is the third chair lift at Klínovec with protective covers.

Its location near the German border as well as its proximity to the ski resort of Oberwiesenthal make Klínovec a popular destination for German skiers. Last year, the ski center had already opened a new slope connection to Boží Dar-Neklid, making it the largest resort in the Czech Republic (>> more information on the fusion).

For the 2019-2020 season, Klínovec is set to unveil another improvement. The old three-person chair lift, Dámská, was replaced by a more modern 4-person lift. The name will remain unchanged. With protective covers and heated seats, the new Dámská lift will offer more comfort than its predecessor. Klínovec was the first Czech ski resort to install lifts with protective covers, the new chair lift already being the third of its kind.

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The new construction will be able to transport visitors at a speed of five meters per second – twice as fast as the old one. The ride time will be cut in half from ten minutes to about four minutes and 40 seconds. At the same time, the lift's detachability gives skiers more time to get on and off the lift. The Dámská beginner slope around the lift was already broadened last year.

Facts about the new Dámská lift

 
TypeDetachable 4-person chair lift with protective covers and heated seats
ManufacturerDoppelmayr
Difference in altitude240 meters
Velocity5 meters/second
Duration of ride4 minutes 40 seconds
Capacity per hour2,400 people per hour

Nearly 6€ million spent on modernization

The snow-making machines are modernized and improved constantly.
via Facebook   © Skiareál Klínovec The snow-making machines are modernized and improved constantly.

A total of about 150 million Czech crowns, which converts to about €5.8 million, was spent on improvements. €4.3 million alone were invested in the new chair lift, the rest being used to enhance the snow-making systems.

Due to these large investments, adult day passes will be a little more expensive this season. Peak season day passes will cost 850 crowns (~€33) instead of 790 crowns (~€31). Prices for children's day passes remain the same.

>> Ski pass prices for the 2019-2020 season

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