Published: 06. August 2018
Spectacular Tower Flight at Sunrise
A Kamov KA 32 A12 from Swiss Helicopter was already underway in Saanmöser in the early morning hours, in order to deliver the new towers of the Saanerslochbahn. The helicopter was also used to install the new towers and sheaves. The maximum weight carrying capacity is 4.5 tons. 64 assembly rotations and 32 disassembly rotations are scheduled.
Published: 25. July 2018
The First Supports are Standing
Support 16 has already been installed, support 10 is being assembled and the material for further construction of the middle station is ready. Now things are slowly taking shape. The modern glass ceiling construction with its lovely reflections is an additional motivation for the construction workers and lets one dream of what the future cable car station will look like.
Published: 12. July 2018
First parts of this world first emerge
The first parts of the new glass roof are under construction. This is the first gondola lift by Swiss manufacturer Garaventa-Doppelmayer in the form of a "D-line" and is thus a world first. The new cableway technology will provide the highest level of passenger comfort with a quiet operation as well as a designer glass station cover.
Published: 21. June 2018
Construction of the Mountaintop Station with Fantastic Weather
The first part of the mountain top station was built this week at the Saanerlochgrat with great summer weather. The courageous cable car technicians can enjoy a great view of the valley while working.
Published: 13. June 2018
Video transport electrical tower
Due to the new construction of the Saanerloch Bahn some of the power lines had to be moved and the power supply had to be relocated. The path for the cable car has now been cleared and construction can continue without any further obstacles along the way.
Published: 06. June 2018
Large Material Transports Scheduled
Large transports are arriving at the construction site on an on-going basis. Currently sheave assemblies and pipe support elements are being delivered. Completion of the concrete construction work on the mountain station is also scheduled for this week.
Published: 17. May 2018
Begin of Further Construction on the Stations
As scheduled, further construction of the stations on the Saanerslochbahn building site has begun. An excellent organization and logistics plan are necessary for this building site, with its beautiful panoramic view, in oder to master the challenges of a project of this size.
Published: 26. April 2018
Disassembly of Buildings Almost Complete
The demolition work at the Saanerlochbahn building site is progressing nicely. Only parts of the foundation from the original buildings of the valley and middle stations remain. Therefore construction of the new stations can begin soon.
Published: 12. April 2018
Goodbye Saanersloch Gondolas
What’s going on with the legendary Saanersloch gondolas? The old gondolas, which have achieved cult status, are all going back to the Swiss manufacturer Garaventa and have already been sold. They are to be used as garden sheds and for decoration purposes, with some remaining in Saanenland and others being sent to Germany and England.
Published: 03. April 2018
Saanerslochbahn makes its final journey
What was once the fastest, most modern and most comfortable gondola lift was retired on Easter Monday, 2 April, after almost 40 years of operation. This makes room for the new lift, which will operate as of winter 2018/19. The village organisation at Saanenmöser and Bergbahnen Destination Gstaad AG (BDG) offered all skiers and hikers the chance of a free ascent and descent as a way of bidding farewell to this time-honoured mountain railway. And guests at the Berghaus Saanersloch marked the nostalgic event by sporting their most colourful retro looks as they took advantage of drinks prices such as had not been seen for many a year. To celebrate the day, the last passenger on the lift was presented with a season ticket for the coming winter season by Heinz Brand, BDG chairman and Jan Brand, a member of the Board of Directors. The lucky winner. Jeanne von Siebenthal, says that she looks forward to testing the new lift next winter. Work on the construction site, which was closed during the winter season, will now be resumed with the dismantling of the hoisting cable on 4 April.
Published: 05. December 2017
2017 project phase for Saanersloch cableway construction is now completed
The construction of the new Saanersloch cableway has progressed well and the project phases for the current year have been completed. The construction site will be closed during the winter period and the work will be resumed in the spring.
Published: 21. November 2017
Construction work continuing – Saanersloch pistes still closed
Snowmaking is also in full swing on the Saanersloch slopes. Due to the continuing construction work, the Saanersloch cableway has not yet started operating. Laying the concrete for the supporting foundations for the new gondola lift as well as the building of the new mountain station are still underway and should be completed before the heavy snow arrives.
Published: 03. November 2017
Bergstation nimmt Form an
Die Bauarbeiten sind in vollem Gange, bei der Bergstation sind bereits die ersten Resultate zu sehen.
Published: 27. October 2017
Construction work continues despite the first snowfall
Despite the winter weather this week, construction work has been continuing with the participating firms working as fast as they can. The ground floor for the new mountain station was concreted on Tuesday. The building site meeting was held at the 3rd lift pylon below the Euter Bar. And, as can be seen in the photos, the new supporting foundation has been reinforced, and will be concreted this Thursday.
Published: 18. October 2017
Video D-Line cable car
Published: 11. October 2017
The first supports for the new cable car arrived
The excavation for the most difficult support has been done. The next step was to reinforce and to concrete. Furthermore, the crane for the mountain station was installed.
Published: 10. October 2017
Video groundbreaking ceremony
Published: 03. October 2017
Groundbreaking ceremony took place
Construction work for the new Saanenmöser-Saanerslochgrat gondola lifts is already in progress. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on 3 October. And the planning and building approval documents have already been submitted for the new Gstaad-Eggli gondola lifts.