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New lift for Kaprun
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A €25m lift has been installed and will be opening shortly. It is as much aimed at summer guests as winter ones.

The Austrian glacier resort sees a combined gondola and chairlift from the Alpincentre to a middle station and then it turns into just a gondola to take people to the top of the glacier, Gipfelstation, at 3,029m.

The slopes have been widened and the drag lifts on the glacier re-positioned.

Kaprun was the first resort to offer glacier skiing back in 1965 and 50 years on it is hoping the new lift will cement its position as one of Austria's premier glacier resorts.

It will be able to transport 3,600 people per hour and the journey time will be 7 minutes.

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PlanetSKI was in Kaprun at the end of last winter as we skied three resorts in three days; see here for our report.

Skiing and snowboarding starts in Kaprun later this month.

No date has been set yet as it depends on conditions.

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If you want to make some early season turns or improve your technique before the winter starts then one of our PlanetSKI partners, Skivolution, offers training courses in November and early December - see here for further details.

The new lift is as much aimed at summer tourists as winter ones as Kaprun is a year round destination.

PlanetSKI visited back in 2012; see here for a report from the summer.

NEWS UPDATE, FRIDAY 9th October: The ski area has just announced it will open next Thursday, October 15th. More details to follow...

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