From 1970 until today – an eventful history

The history of Kappl’s cable cars

On May 7, 1970, the foundation stone for the “Kappl-Dias-Schiliftgesellschaft” was laid, with construction works for the cable cars starting the same year. With lots of energy and budget (1.5 billion Schilling) invested in the project, the first Dias chairlift was able to start operation on December 14, 1970. From then onwards, new lifts and cable cars opened every year and snow-making systems were first installed in the winter of 1989/90.

Today, after 50 years of operation, the ski resort boasts a total of 10 cable cars, lifts and conveyor lifts, ensuring excellent snow fun in the mountains of the Paznaun region. Every hour, the Diasbahn cable car can take a whopping 1,600 guests up to 2,960 metres.

Read more on the fascinating history of Bergbahnen Kappl!

Weitere Meilensteine in Geschichte der Bergbahnen in Kappl

  • Winter 2014/15
    Artificial snow making and slope improvements on Lattenabfahrt Nr. 9
    Purchase of new snow making facilities
  • Summer 2014
    Improvement of the food stand at Sunny Mountain Park
  • Winter 2013/14
    Freeride Checkpoint
    3 new ski routes
  • Summer 2013...
    Renovation "Alte Diasalpe" and opening Alpine Museum
    Improvement of slopes leading to the valley
    Summer panorama camera Sunny Mountain Park
    Summercard "Silvretta Card all inclusive"
  • 2011/12... First Zibob® paradise in the world! Kappl opened the first permanent route dedicated to the Zibob®.  350 twisty metres - huge fun for all age groups. Austria’s longest covered conveyor belt takes people comfortably to the finish, or to the start.
    Panorama camera Alblitt
    Skibus Terminal bottom station Diasbahn
    New conveyor belt Sunny Mountain Park
  • 2010/11... NEW information channel with 3 broadcasters (Live image panorama TV, Sunny Mountain TV, topdestination.tv Kappl, FREE INTERNET via WLAN in all Sunny Mountain food establishments, SB Restaurant, Almstüberl, Panorama bar
    Panorama camera Alblittkopf
    Award for excellent pistes
  • sommer 2010... EThe new Flaxi-Dorf am Silbersee has a very special natural adventure in store for all the family. In the nine wonderfully designed wooden lodges young and old alike get to learn interesting facts about the indigenous forest inhabitants.
  • 2009/2010... "Hirschenbad" practice lift replaced by a new, 200m covered conveyor belt, Member of "Tirol Snow Card", Extension of the Sunny Mountain Restaurant to approx. 200 seats, Professional fun park in the "Alblitt" area
    Improvement Schneeanlage Racing track and Fun Park
    Improvement Sunny Mountain Restaurant
    New, 200 m long, covered conveyor belt Flaxi II
  • sommer 2009... Designed in serpentines, there is an Alpine herb and rock garden directly at Sunny Mountain Restaurant which provides summer visitors and locals alike with a special experience. The abundance provided by this natural experience, starting with the unique mountain panorama, right the way through to a fascinating kingdom of plants, with Alpine flowers and herbs, is beautiful and of interest to enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

    The Dias themed circuit hike is another new feature, with a variety of interesting stations, such as " Swabian children", "chapels", "fence shapes", "mountain pastures’, etc. … 

    For our little visitors at the old Dias Alpe (about a 5 minute walk from Sunny Mountain Adventure Park) there is a petting zoo, which should provide an interesting and educational change for children.

  • 2008/2009... Toboggan to your heart’s content between 7.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. The toboggan evening ticket is valid for the whole evening. Extension of the children’s area at the reservoir area, to include two new magic carpets and the ‘Flaxiabfahrt’ children’s piste! Extension of the car parking area, Expansion of the snow-making facilities, Member of "Freizeitticket Tirol"
  • 2007/2008... EExpansion of the snow-making facilities to the Alblittkopf (2690 m), Construction of the Alblitt pressure-boosting station, Snowboard fun park in Alblitt
  • sommer 2007... NEW from summer 2007 Alblittbahn summer operations; The Alblittbahn takes you effortlessly up to 2300m. Also operates on Sundays from 9.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m., Sunny Mountain Card (6 days); This card includes all Bergbahnen Kappl facilities which are in operation. (does not include the tubing run)
  • 2005/2006... NEW - Piste 10 "Almstüberlabfahrt"
  • 2004/2005... Luxurious cuisine in "Sunny Mountain", extends its offer to provide a serviced restaurant, the "Almstüberl", and the "Panoramabar".
  • 2003/2004... From Winter 2003/2004: Sunny Mountain Adventure Park, Family-friendly – ski fun and no waiting in queues! Variety-filled, 9 lift facilities, 40 km prepared pistes 
  • Snow-making facilities; Illuminated natural toboggan run
  • 2002/2003... Snow-making facilities – valley ski run
  • 2001/2002... 4-seater Alblittkopf chairlift Subway at the valley run
  • 2000/2001... New building design for the valley station Piste improvements to the valley run
  • 1999/2000... Numerous piste improvements
  • 1998/1999... 4-seater Alblitt chairlift (leather seats)
  • 1997/1998... Introduction of ski area season tickets 4+2