Text and Photos Michel Azéma

Funiculars of Switzerland

StMC - St.Moritz Corviglia
Graubünden

 

 

 

Saint Moritz - Chantarella
First section



 

 

(photo Doppelmayr 1994)
Chantarella - Corviglia
Second section
(photo Michel Azéma September 1992
Description

St.Moritz is the most famous ski resort of Switzerland since the twenties. The ski area is located on the Piz Nair slopes.

Since 1928 a funicular is used to bring the skiers to Corviglia (2486m) which is the top of the skit racks. From Corviglia an aerial tramway takes the skiers to the Piz Nair (3057m).

Before the start of the winter sports another funicular was already in use in St.Moritz. It was built in 1913 to link the center of St.Moritz to Chantarella, a new residential area.

Now the two funiculars are two funiculars are two sections of the same company which is owned by the city of St.Moritz.

You may notice that the two funiculars have not the same gauges and different cars.

 
Map


 
Technical Datas


 
 
1st section
St Moritz-Chantarella
 2nd section
Chantarella-Corviglia
Total
 Start
1913
1928
 
Renovation
1994
1985
 
End
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 Status
 
 
 
Type of funicular
 
 
Type of tracks
 
 
Energy
 
 
Lower station St Moritz
(1846 m)
 Chantarella
(2009 m)
 
Top station Chantarella
(2009 m)
 Corviglia (2489 m)
 
Length 436 m
 1616 m
 2052 m
Diff. of levels 160 m
 480 m
 640 m
Maximum Gradient 45 %
 45,6 %
 
Time of a ride 2'
 6,5'
 8,5'
 Gauge
1,2 m
 1,44 m
 
Speed
5,5 m/s
6,5 m/s
 
Cars
2 of 100 pass
2 of 200 pass
 
Manufacturer
Doppelmayr
 
Oberengadiner Bergbahnen
Via Grevas
CH-7500 St Moritz
+41 81 836 50 50
+41 81 836 50 09
info@skiengadin.ch

 

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