The latest high speed detachable, Sole, has a capacity of 1,800 people an hour and replaces a fixed grip triple chairlift.

In addition the resort will be upgrading and widening various slopes in it's ski area and upgrading snowmaking.

The new lift is one of six being installed in the Dolomiti Superski region, which has 90% snowmaking coverage on it 1,200km (750 miles) of slopes.

Other resorts running high numbers of quad chairlifts include Austria's SkiWelt with 20, Vail with 17 (including 16 high speed) and Whistler with 13.