High performance ropes for tourist regions

Whether it's a ski resort, hiking area, or observation deck, the chairlifts, gondolas, aerial tramways, and funiculars are the perfect means of transportation for tourists exploring the world and athletes pursuing their hobbies. High-performance ropes of the highest quality are essential for making these trips a positive experience. FATZER supports contractors and operators in planning, installing, monitoring, and maintaining their operations.

Increased tourism thanks to reliable ropeways

Ropeways provide easy access to remote ski resorts and difficult-to-reach vistas, with the added benefit of increased tourism. FATZER supports ropeway designers, builders and operators with high-performance ropes in a variety of designs to meet a wide range of challenges. Benefits of FATZER ropes include increased durability, adaptability to site-specific conditions, and innovations that make them the quietest in the industry.

High-performance ropes for tourist areas

FATZER's product range includes a variety of high-performance ropes for a wide range of applications, from suspension and haul to energy and data transmission. Our steel wire ropes ensure safe operation under the most demanding conditions. Manufactured to exacting standards, the high quality of our ropes ensures reliable operation once installed. Combined with FATZER's user-friendly monitoring solutions, our customers are able to diagnose situations before they become real problems.

Expertise in every area

With more than 180 years of rope expertise and a consistent focus on customer needs, FATZER provides the exact services you need. From design and installation support, to innovative solutions for maximum safety, to on-site maintenance, the FATZER team will maximize your ropeway installation. Our know-how enables our customers to plan their ropeway costs over the long term.

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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 high-capacity applications and clutchable systems with high conveying requirements.

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, England, Ireland)

FATZER ropes inspire confidence worldwide

Tourism sector high-performance rope projects

Cable car Andermatt/Sedrun
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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

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