The Aerial Cableway to Alpe di Siusi
Since some decades the traffic regulation to the Alpe di Siusi has kept the responsible of the Altipiano dello Sciliar, South Tyrol, busy. Because especially to the main holiday periods, every day thousands of cars went up to the Alpe di Siusi, there had to be found a solution concerning nature protection. A first measure was to determine the area around the mountain Sciliar to “Sciliar Nature Park” in 1972. Additional protection provisions regulate the restricted traffic for the whole Alpe di Siusi.
The best way to make the Alpe di Siusi free from automobile traffic brought the Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway opening in the winter-season 2003/2004. Since it is possible, aerial cableway brings the visitors and lovers of the Altipiano dello Sciliar on the Alpe di Siusi and back, the traffic could be reduced considerably. As a consequence, you can find on the Compaccio fewer parking areas and the road to the Alpe di Siusi is closed for the car traffic a certain time each day.
A holiday without car
Ever since the aerial cableway brings the guests to the Alpe di Siusi and back down the guests of the Altipiano dello Sciliar can enjoy their holiday easily without a car. Moreover, the aerial cableway has brought an enormous increase in quality for making holidays on the Alpe di Siusi and an enormous relief for nature. So it is ultimately the "merit" of the aerial cableway that the area around the mountain Sciliar finds back to the idyll of former times and the nature could regenerate. This benefits the guests and travelers.
Siusi allo Sciliar at the Compaccio
The aerial cableway has its base station in Siusi allo Sciliar in the so-called “Matschnsäge”. Here had been built a large car park. The car park offers sufficiently place for parking for visitors free of charge. Allternatively to the car the Valley Station in Siusi allo Sciliar is approached by bus every 15 - or 30 minutes. This shuttle bus takes guests from the villages Fiè allo Sciliar, Castelrotto and the passo Pinei to the aerial cableway.
Over a total distance of approximately 4.3 kilometers, the aerial cableway takes the guests to the mountain station, which is located directly on Compaccio. The ride takes about 15 minutes and there is to overcome a height difference of 800 meters.
The aerial cableway is equipped with large capacity cabins; in each cabin is place for 16 people. Because of this kind of cabin, it is possible that up to 2,800 people per hour can be transported. Also there is the possibility to transport sports equipment such as skis and snowboards. Also wheelchairs and pushchairs can be transported properly. The mountain station is located at Compaccio. The Compaccio is the central point of the Alpe di Siusi for all kinds of sports. Here was the large parking space in former times and the endpoint for the individual traffic.
The Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway brings a big increase in quality for the Alpe di Siusi and is therefore indispensable today. Also, guests experience the Alpe di Siusi in a very different - car-free - atmosphere, which is associated with a higher recovery value.
Due to the central valley station in Siusi allo Sciliar guests of the Altipiano dello Sciliar have the aerial cableway very well accepted and know this to appreciate.
Skiers and snowboarders have the additional advantage that the Super-Dolomiti-Ski-pass includes the trip to the Alpe di Siusi. Otherwise, the aerial cableway offers cheap tariffs, especially for guest with a longer stay. Partial the ticket can be combined with the bus ticket.