NEW 3S Penkenbahn

Seating for 24 persons and a conveyance capacity of up to 2,880 persons per hour

The new Penkenbahn cable car combines an outstandingly smooth ride with incomparable views of the magnificent Zillertal Alps surrounding Mayrhofen. The 33 comfortable gondolas of the new Penkenbahn can seat 24 persons and have a conveyance capacity of up to 2,880 person per hour, banishing queues into a thing of the past - for both ascents and descents. Because when the "evening rush hour" comes around, there is additional standing room for another 8 persons per cabin. This increases the conveyance capacity to 3,840 persons per hour, thereby guaranteeing a fast and convenient descent back down to the valley.

The new Penkenbahn cable car at a glance:
•    Ride up Action Mountain Penken in great comfort in only 8.2 minutes
•    24 comfortable seats per gondola
•    Maximum conveyance capacity of 3,840 persons per hour
•    33 gondolas with Wi-Fi access
•    Sport shopsat the valley and mountain terminals

State of the art technology

Die neue 3S Penkenbahn ist seit Dezember 2015 in Betrieb und bringt alle Wintersportler von Mayrhofen direkt ins Skigebiet Penken.
© Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

NEW 3S Penkenbahn from winter 2015/16

On the 13th  April the construction work at the new Penkenbahn cable car has been started.

Highest wind stability, low energy consumption and an outstandingly smooth ride will be the benefits assured by the new 3S Bahn. Double construction of the key operational components guarantee that the cabins will always arrive safely at their next terminal and that a rescue and recovery system will be no longer necessary for the new cable car.

Mayrhofen can look forward to...

Die neue 3S Penkenbahn bringt dich von Mayrhofen direkt ins Skigebiet Penken - Skifahren im Zillertal.
© Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

... the most advanced cable car concept in the world

Construction of a new bridge in front of the base terminal of the lifts in autumn 2014 marked the first step in establishing  the new and ultra modern tri-cable, 3S cable car for Action Mount Penken.

At the end of the 2014/2015 winter season, construction works commenced on 13th April at the present location of the base station of the lifts in the middle of Mayrhofen. At the same time, huge tower supports and the mountain terminal of the lifts were built. Since the beginning of the 2016/16 winter season, Mayrhofen is home to the most modern cable car concept on the market.

Concept

Die neue 3S Penkenbahn ist seit Dezember 2015 in Betrieb und bringt alle Wintersportler von Mayrhofen direkt ins Skigebiet Penken.
© Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

Above all, in the event of a system standstill (technical defect, emergency, power failure)  the new Penkenbahn concept ensures that lift operations continue with two independent emergency drives. For this reason, new 3S Bahn requires no rescue and recovery system. Ski gear can be stowed away in spacious and comfortable depots in the mountain and valley terminals. Equipment hire, a shop and service facilities all ensure a superb skiing experience. Unencumbered, visitors can stroll down the high street or indulge in a spot of après ski.