The Austrian resort of SkiWelt has added a new eight-seater cable car for the winter 2008-09 season.

The ‘Salvenbahn II' lift, complete with 47 gondolas and heated seats, will transport passengers to the top of Hohe Salve in just five minutes. e skiers and snowboarders will have direct access from here to a new super slope measuring 5.5 kilometres.

On completion of the new lift, the partnership between SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental (91 lifts, 279 kilometres of slopes) and [R203R, Kitzbühel] (55 lifts, 168 kilometres of slopes), will be one of the three biggest interconnected ski resorts in the world. The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental will be up there with Les Trois Vallées and the Megéve-Mont-Blanc area.

A shuttle service will be arranged from the end of the slope to the Hochbrixen Valley Station to ensure all skiers and snowboarders easy access to the valley lift station. A conveyor belt and a drag lift will also transport skiers from the end of the slope in the area of the Brixen bathing lake directly to the new valley lift station. The old one-seater chairlift was removed.

Visit the SkiWelt Web site for more information about the projects.