High performance ropes for tourist regions

Whether it's a ski resort, a hiking region or a viewing platform: chairlifts, gondolas, aerial tramways and funiculars are the perfect means of transport when tourists explore the world and athletes pursue their hobbies. For rail journeys that are positively remembered, high-performance ropes of the best quality are crucial. 

Increased tourism thanks to reliable ropeways

Even remote winter sports areas or viewpoints that are difficult to access can be made easily accessible with ropeways. Through them, entire regions can benefit from increased tourism. To ensure that they do so, FATZER supports ropeway builders and operators with high-performance ropes in various designs. And these offer a whole range of advantages: from their durability and adaptability to customer requirements to the associated services, all from a single source.

High-performance ropes for tourist areas

Whether suspension or haul rope, rope for energy or data transmission: FATZER's product range includes a variety of high-performance ropes for the most diverse requirements. Our steel ropes ensure safe progress, even in very rough terrain. And thanks to their certified high quality, reliable operation with them is assured. Especially when combined with our user-friendly monitoring solutions for permanent supervision.

Expertise in every area

Thanks to rope know-how gained from around 190 years of company activity and our consistent focus on customer needs, we can offer you exactly the services you require: whether support during planning or installation, with innovative solutions for maximum safety or on-site maintenance. Upon request, all FATZER services are also available as a package, making it possible to plan the costs of ropeway operation in the long term.

Value Engineering / Farotune
Quiet ropes
Longlife products
Rope Management
Rope repairs
Service life

No strand contact and thus significantly longer service life


Rope elongation calculable and predictable

Quiet operation

Low strand-induced vibrations and very good running smoothness

Haul and conveyor rope


The optimal solution for urban high-capacity applications and for clutchable systems with high conveying capacities.

More about the high performance rope

We will be happy to advise you!
Do you have any questions about FATZER steel wire ropes or our additional services for tourist or alpine ropeways? Get in touch. We will be happy to show you the many ways in which you can benefit from working with us.
Philipp Enzler  – Director of Sales (USA, Canada)

Ropes from FATZER inspire worldwide

Customer projects with our high-performance ropes in the tourism sector

Cable car Andermatt/Sedrun
Flag Switzerland
The Andermatt/Sedrun cable car is a spectacular link between the mountain villages of Andermatt and Sedrun in Switzerland. It is also known as the "Gotthard Panorama Express" and offers passengers breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps. The cable car consists of two sections. The first section runs from Andermatt to Nätschen and is a gondola lift. The second section runs from Nätschen to Sedrun and is a combination of a gondola and a chairlift. The entire route is about 11 kilometers long and takes about 44 minutes. With its direct connection to Andermatt station, this installation sets new standards and impressively demonstrates how ropeways are integrated into modern mobility concepts.

Andermatt Sedrun Sport AG

Railroad builder


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