ASSOCIATION «FRIENDS OF THE RELLERLI»
Freunde des Rellerli
IBAN: CH86 0634 2725 0622 5368 1
SB Saanen Bank, 3792 Saanen
The railway construction company Garaventa AG, commissioned by us, examined several alternatives. The best solution proved to be a gondola lift with cabins for 10 people. This ensures simple, quiet and low-personnel operation, both in summer and in winter, during the day or in the evening. The large panorama-glazed gondolas offer comfortable seats for ten people; they are handicapped accessible, and with a transport capacity of 600 people per hour, they also allow the transport of sports equipment.
Site inspections have already taken place with representatives from various federal and cantonal authorities. Fortunately, they all made positive statements about the project. Evidently, the sustainable and ecology-oriented concept, which corresponds to gentle, near to nature tourism, is convincing. The feedback from wildlife and forest protection agencies is also positive. That patient work made it possible, despite the pandemic- related difficulties in maintaining contacts, to involve all those affected, and to unite them behind the railway project, can well be considered the important success of the past twelve months.
Despite separate procedures, everyone involved agrees that the new gondola and the renovation of the Rellerli building by our partner Mountain View AG can only be realized together. It is therefore important to support both projects.
Because then it still holds true: If the next project stages can be handled optimally and
no objections are raised, the new lift could start operating in 2024
If you would like to support our efforts, kindly fill in the form below to join the association «Friends of the Rellerli». The annual membership fee is CHF 50.00.
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