Three new chairlifts for Åre

22nd April 2013, by Abi Butcher

Skiing in Are, Sweden, will be improved with three new chairlifts next season

Skiing in Are, Sweden, will be improved with three new chairlifts next season

The Swedish ski resort of Åre is installing three new chairlifts for next season, improving the links between the family area of Björnen and the central part of Åre’s ski area. Two of the lifts will replace existing T-bars, while the third is completely new — all three aiming to improve skiing below the treeline.

A 1,100m four-seater chair, to be called the Tegefyran, will replace the T-bar currently operating in Tegefjäll — improving capacity to 2,400 skiers per hour. A 1,200, six-seater chair called Fjällgårdsexpressen will be built to carry skiers and snowboarders from Fjällgården up on Sadeln at a capacity of 2,400 people per hour. There is no lift here currently and the nearby Tottliften T-bar will remain.

The last lift, Sadelexpressen, also a 1,600m six-man chair, will replace the Sadelliften T-bar to take 2,800 skiers per hour from the base station of Högåsliften in Björnen to the top of Sadelliften. SkiStar, which owns Åre, aims to widen the existing pistes here.

“This is one of the biggest investments ever made in ski lifts in Åre,” said Niclas Sjögren Berg, Head of Destination, SkiStar Åre. “With these new lifts, Åre will keep in step with the leading Alpine ski resorts and become even more attractive from an international perspective.”

Work will begin on the new chairlifts in May, once the ski area closes.



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