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there has been a lot of talk as to wether or not a ski lift system would be built in Piesendorf in Austria.....well here you are snow heads.

http://www.schmitten.at/index.php?id=242&L=1

it is being built to help with the high demand at the bottom of the arite bahn lift....i have heard a rumour that the future plans are to link kaprun/maiskogel to the new pieasendorf lift which will connect to the zell am see ski system.

just think no more driving upto kaprun...you could start in zell an get upto kaprun and back down........how would they do it, checkout obergurgl/hochgurgl
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extremesportsboy wrote:
you could start in zell an get upto kaprun and back down
Would need the mother of all lifts and a few more. Not viable.
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Wow, that would indeed be a hell of a lift investment - quite apart from the 3km peak to peak cable car needed to get from Piesendorf to Maiskogel which would effectively shut down Zell airport, they'd need to put in about 6 lifts just to link Maiskogel to the Kitzsteinhorn, so somehow I can't see that happening.

Even if the link from Piesendorf to Maiskogel was done at ground level, it's a 2km wide valley floor at that point, and as much as I love it, Maiskogel just isn't worth the effort.
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The project to build lifts on the Hochsonnberg from Piesendorf, linking to the Schmittenhöhe has been approved in the first instance, in Salzburger Land (with building planned to start in 2012, completion in 2015). Objections to the scheme could still be pressed at national level. Details, in German, can be seen at seilbahn.net.
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Weird, I walked down there on Wednesay, thinking uplift would be useful.
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No, no. Walking up you're supposed to sweat - gets you fit for the skiing Laughing
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Trying to work out how they would connect Piesendorf to maiskogel and then maiskogel to Kaprun/Kitzsteinhorn.

http://www.bergfex.at/schmittenhoehe-zellamsee/panorama/

Even if they were linked wouldn't lower snow levels have to be good to ensure a working link? Obergurgl/hochgurgl are much more snow secure than the maiskogel and the top express link there is significantly higher than the maiskogel peak.
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I think the Piesendorf to Maiskogel lift would be purely a linking lift, without any piste in either direction. I believe that it would be possible to link the Kitzsteinhorn to the Maiskogel, though I don't know any details off-hand of how it is planned.
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In general I'm all for new gondolas and chairs on the mountainside where they are needed so I am glad that the Hochsonnberg looks like it is going ahead. ZamS is a lovely town and a very pretty setting though skiing wise it needs a bit more to it in this age of the mega resort.

A lift across the valley would just be pointless and ugly. Pleasant as the runs on the Maiskogel are, I agree with ousekjarr that their addition to the lift system at Zell would not be worth the cost?

If it is possible I would rather see the money spent on trying to bring runs down from the Kitzsteinhorn to the Maiskogel. At roughly 2300m vertical it would be a real attraction! snowHead
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robboj wrote:
A lift across the valley would just be pointless and ugly.

I agree. But maybe the link would be made as a tram system or something similar, which might not be quite such an eye-sore. Quite likely it will never come anyhow.

EDIT: Spelling Embarassed I felt something was wrong!
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Progress has been made on the Piesendorf Zell am See extension
https://www.schmitten.at/en/service/press/press-articles/the-hochsonnberg-project_p4015
looks like another 5 years away but one legal issue still to be cleared according to this link
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http://www.seilbahn.net/sn/index.php?i=60&kat=&j=1&news=3587

Shows proposed lift plans and pistes etc for the Piesendorf - Zell am See Schmitten extension
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