Every day in Switzerland, thousands of passengers are transported by a total of some 1,750 cableways covering a distance of nearly 2000 kilometres and representing good 500 km difference in altitude. Beyond any doubt, Switzerland is a pioneer in the domain of cableways, whether they be used in the context of winter or summer sport activities, or constructed to reach remote or difficultly accessible places. And so, there is hardly any cause to wonder that the first solar ski-lift in the world, is located for instance in Graubünden. Swiss Cableways brings together 376 Swiss domestic cableway companies, while the Czech Association ADLR numbers 146 members, a figure corresponding to about two-thirds of all cableway companies in the Czech Republic.
The ALDR seeks to optimize its customer services both in its cooperation with other local companies and organizations, and with hotel businesses and winter-sports schools. Furthermore, the Czech partner was interested in the outstanding training possibilities offered by the SBS at its training centre in Meiringen to employees of the cableway companies in Switzerland in terms of basic, vocational, and branch-specific instruction. In return, the ALDR was able to demonstrate to the Swiss partner its experiences in the domain of artificial snow-making systems. In fact, Czech winter-sports resorts are frequently located at an altitude of only about 1000 metres, meaning that snow canons are often called upon to ensure the conditions necessary for the practice of winter supports.