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We are the Lienz mountain lifts.

 

Make one out of two

 

The Hochstein GesmbH and the Zettersfeld AG have been under the common name “Lienz mountain lifts” since 1971 and have thus developed into an extensive hotspot for winter and summer experiences in the middle of East Tyrol.

 

In the same year, the one millionth person was transported with our mountain lifts and since then there have been constant expansions and enlargements in order to be up to date – for our region and our guests!

 

Today, the Lienzer mountain lifts are among the most attracive ski resorts and summer mountain lifts in Austria.

 

You can find all the highlights and events of the Lienzer mountain lifts over the last few decades here:

 
1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000

1953

  • Foundation of the “Hochstein Ges.m.b.H.”Foundation of the “Hochstein Ges.m.b.H.”
  • Construction of the chairlift to the “Venedigerwarte” (686m bis 1.016m)
  • Construction of the baby lift at “Taxermoos”
  • Extension of two skiing slopes
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1957

  • Founding Assembly of the “Zettersfeld AG”
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1958

  • Registration of the “Zettersfeld AG” in the commercial registerRegistration of the “Zettersfeld AG” in the commercial register
  • Commissioning of the Zettersfeld mountain lift
  • Construction of the T-bar lift “Steinermandl“ on Zettersfeld
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1959

  • Giant slalom qualification for Olympia on Zettersfeld
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1961

  • Errichtung des Schleppliftes „Idlboden“ am Zettersfeld
  • Ausbau des „Zettersfeld-Stüberl“ im Bergstationsgebäude
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1965

  • Austrian Mountain Lift Conference in Lienz
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1966

  • Construction of the T-bar lift “Schoberköpfl“ on Zettersfeld
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1967

  • Construction of the new access road to the valley station of the ZettersfeldConstruction of the new access road to the valley station of the Zettersfeld
  • Purchase of a hotel shell construction at the top station of the Zettersfeld
  • Beginning of the expansion of the mountain restaurant.
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1968

  • Further expansion of the hotel shell at ZettersfeldFurther expansion of the hotel shell at Zettersfeld
  • Construction of the road to the hut “Hochsteinhütte”
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1969

  • Expansion of the slope “Gamsabfahrt” at HochsteinExpansion of the slope “Gamsabfahrt” at Hochstein
  • Expansion of the slope “Torlaufhang” in the area of the chairlift “Venedigerwarte”
  • World Cup (slalom) on the new slope “Torlaufhang” in Lienz from 19–21 December
  • Ladies‘ and Men’s World Cup (slalom, giant slalom) on the slope “Schlossberg”
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1970

  • Negotiations between the “Hochstein Ges.m.b.H.” and the “Zettersfeld AG” regarding merger
  • Construction of slopes on Zettersfeld
  • Launch of the new chairlift “Venedigerwarte“ trough the “Zettersfeldbahn AG“
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1971

  • Change of the company name from “Zettersfeldbahn AG“ to “Lienzer Bergbahnen AG ” (Lienzer-bergbahnen)
  • Takeover of the chairlift to the “Venedigerwarte” of the “Hochsteinbahn Ges.m.b.H” by the “Lienzer Bergbahnen AG ”
  • Start of the construction of the T-bar lift “Hochstein”
  • Conversion of the Zettersfeld mountain lift to magnetic-inductive rope monitoring
  • Construction of a workshop with garage for piste caterpillars at Zettersfeld
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1972

  • Further extension of the Hochstein (double chairlift 2nd section) with the slope “Kammabfahrt”, financed by the Lienz Tourist Board, with the municipality of Lienz and themunicipality of Leisach providing the necessary surface area for the slopes and lift routes free of charge
  • Construction of the T-bar lift “Moosertal-Leisach” by the municipality Leisach and takeover of operations by the Lienzer Bergbahnen AG
  • Approval of the T-bar lift “Hochstein”
  • Exceeding the 1 million passenger limit
  • Lienz Tourist Board advertises in the Federal Republic of Germany and Austria with the spectacular advertising gag – “the rolling ski slope”
  • Discussions between the Lienz Tourist Board, the municipality of Lienz and the Lienzer Bergbahnen AG concerning the extension of the Hochstein – resolution by the Lienz Tourist Board the Hochstein, 2nd and 3rd section
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1973

  • Renewal of the pull rope at the Zettersfeld lift
  • Construction of slopes at the Zettersfeld
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1974

  • Kollaudierung des Doppelsesselliftes Hochstein, 2. Sektion – feierliche Eröffnung und Einweihung am 26. Jänner
  • Übernahme der Betriebsführung des Doppelsesselliftes Schloßberg und des Schleppliftes „Hochstein“ durch die Lienzer Bergbahnen AG
  • Errichtung des Schleppliftes „Wartschenbrunn“ am Zettersfeld – des ersten Selbstbedienunsliftes
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1975

  • FIS-Race at HochsteinFIS-Race at Hochstein
  • Measurement at snow level Hochstein: 2.4 m
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1976

  • Construction of the T-bar lift “Faschingalm” on ZettersfeldConstruction of the T-bar lift “Faschingalm” on Zettersfeld
  • Co-financing of the road “Faschingalm-Straße” through the Lienzer Bergbahnen AG
  • Expansion of slopes and parking spaces around “Faschingalm”
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1977

  • Awarding of the “Pistengütesiegel” (“Piste Quality Seal”) for the Zettersfeld skiing resort by the Tyrolean government
  • Construction of the practice lift at the youth centre.
  • Improvement of slopes on Zettersfeld
  • Introduction of the “Lienz Winter Package Offer”
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1978

  • Exceeding the 2 million passenger limit
  • Improvement of slopes on Hochstein
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1979

  • Renewal of the T-bar lift “Steinermandl” – conversion to self-service through new T-bar lifts, complete reconstruction of the drive, increase of the delivering capacity to 1,200 people per hour
  • Construction of apartments and service rooms in the former hotel shell
  • End of operation of the single chairlift to “Venedigerwarte”
  • End of operation of the double chairlift “Hochstein 1”
  • End of operation of the T-bar lift “Taxermoos”
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1980

  • Further expansion of slopes and freeing slopes of rocks in both skiing resorts
  • Opening of the double chairlift Hochstein 1 on 15 March
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1981

  • Conversion of the T-bar lift “Schoberköpfl“ to a self-service lift
  • Conversion of the T-bar lift “Hochstein“ to a self-service lift
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1982

  • Improvement of the ski slopes
  • Supervisory Board celebrates 25 years of the company’s existence by honouring the pioneers of the Zettersfeld mountain lift, who have been members of the Supervisory Board for 25 years without interruption
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1983

  • Amendment of the statues of the Lienzer Bergbahnen AG and expansion of the business scope
  • Studies about further developments on Zettersfeld
  • Studies about further developments on Hochstein
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1984

  • Construction of the T-bar lift “Haidenhof”
  • Conversion of the T-bar lift “Schoberköpfl” from diesel to electric drive
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1985

  • Construction of new top and valley station and parking area on Zettersfeld
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1987

  • Construction of the double chairlift “Steinermandl”
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1985-1988

  • Construction of a snow system near restaurants “Gribelehof“ and “Sternalm” at Hochstein
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1988

  • In January, the men´s World Cup slalom race took place on the Hochstein (1st Gstrein, 2nd Tomba and 3rd Nilsson).
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1989

  • Introduction of electronic tickets
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1990

  • Construction of the T-bar lift “Bidneralm”
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1991

  • Expansion of the giant slalom slope on HochsteinExpansion of the giant slalom slope on Hochstein
  • Snow system at T—bar lift “Bidneralm”
  • Changing of balance date from 31 December to 31 October
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1992

  • Construction of ski-bridge “Gribelehof” at Hochstein
  • First construction stage of Zettersfeld snow system
  • Construction of a camera system at Zettersfeld
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1993

  • Conversion of double chairlift “Steinermandl” into four-seater chairlift with delivery rate of 2,600 people per hour
  • Construction of garage and workshop for piste caterpillars on Zettersfeld
  • Expansion of valley station at Zettersfeld (cash desk and administration building)
  • Construction of ski rental and ski school office in the new building
  • Expansion of snow system Zettersfeld with reservoir “Lackenboden” and pump house with corresponding field lines
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1993

  • ASA – Snowboard Race
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1994

  • Expansion of snow system at Hochstein with reservoir and pump station near “Sternalm”
  • Extension of snow system at Zettersfeld
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1995

  • Snowboard World Cup at Hochstein and Zettersfeld
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1996

  • Construction of halfpipe for Snowboard World Cup from 22 to 28 January
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1997

  • 2x Women´s World Cup races on the Hochstein
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1998-2000

  • Extension of snow system Zettersfeld – slopes “Mittelhang”, “Familienabfahrt“, “Stieralm“ and “Alter Pflug“
  • World Cup Giant Slalom and Women´s Slalom on the Hochstein – Austrian women won both races. Anita Wachter won the Giant Slalom and Sabine Egger the Slalom.
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1999

  • World Cup Giant Slalom and Women´s Slalom on the Hochstein – Austrian women won both races. Anita Wachter won the Giant Slalom and Sabine Egger the Slalom.
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2000

  • Night lighting double chairlift Hochstein 1
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2001

  • Construction of a ski deposit at the top station of the Zettersfeld lift
  • World Cup Giant Slalom and Women´s Slalom on the Hochstein
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2002

  • Extension of the parking space at Zettersfeld valley station
  • Extension of the snow system at Zettersfeld – “Faschingalm”
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2003

  • Construction of chairlift “Faschingalm” (instead of T-bar lift)
  • Expansion of the snow system at Zettersfeld – “Schoberköpfl”
  • World Cup Giant Slalom and Women´s Slalom on the Hochstein
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2005

  • Construction of four-seater chairlift “Wartschenbrunn” (instead of T-bar lift)
  • Construction of the reservoir “Taxermoos” and expansion of snow system and slopes at Hochstein
  • World Cup Giant Slalom and Women´s Slalom on the Hochstein (Marlies Schild - Slalom winner)
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2007

  • Widening of the World Cup slope at Hochstein and adaption of the existing snow system
  • World Cup Giant Slalom and Women´s Slalom on the Hochstein (Nicole Hosp – second place in Slalom)
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2008

  • Expansion of the snow system at Zettersfeld
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total events

  • 7x Helenental race
  • 5x ski jumping Hochstein
  • 1969 first World Cup women & men (40 years WC)
  • 3x Interbancario Hochstein
  • 22x FIS races
  • 6x Snowboard ISF World Pro Tour

total events

  • 7x Helenental race
  • 5x ski jumping Hochstein
  • 1969 first World Cup women & men (40 years WC)
  • 3x Interbancario Hochstein
  • 22x FIS races
  • 6x Snowboard ISF World Pro Tour
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