History

From the foundation to the «Autotram AG» until today

Every year the Arosa Bergbahnen AG is responsible for over 600,000 guests. This is a huge challenge since the comfort and safety requirements are constantly rising. Through continuous improvements and regular investments in our transportation facilities we avoid stagnancy and our guests feel that they are in good hands.
In the past
1930

Foundation of the «Autotram AG»; Bus Company Obersee-Inner-Arosa

1934

Foundation Swiss Ski School Arosa

1935

Bus rides until Maran

1936

Bus rides until Prätschli

1938

«Autotram AG» becomes «AG Bus and Skilift Facilities Arosa»; Construction of the Tschuggen lift, Weisshornsattel lift («Middle Hut» until Weisshornsattel hut), Carmenna lift (ice rink Inner-Arosa until Krähentschuggen)

1940

Construction skilift Hörnli (longest skilift in Switzerland with a riding time of 23 minutes)

1946

For the first time the local bus route extends to the Untersee lake

1948

Reconstruction of the skilift Hörnli into a combination of chairlift and/or skilift

1949

Chairlift Hörnli opens for the whole summer season for the first time

1954

«AG Bus and Skilift Facilities Arosa» becomes «AG Aroser Transport Services»

1956

Reopening of the peak restaurant Weisshorn

1957

Official opening of the Arosa-Weisshorn cable car (LAW) on 1 July

1960

Construction skilift Prätschli (skilift Tomeli today)

1963

Construction 4-seated gondola Arosa-Hörnli (LAH) and demolition of the old Hörnli skilift

1964

Construction skilift Hörnli, first time slope preparation by 2 snow groomers at Hörnli

1966

Construction skilift Plattenhorn

1970

Construction Chairlift Brüggerhorn und Demolition Skilift Weisshornsattel

1972

Construction Skilift Tschuggen-West; Reopening Sattel hut

1973

Construction chairlift Innerarosa-Tschuggen

1974

Sewage pipes Weisshorn peak-Sattel-Prätschli

1976

Construction skilift Ried

1978

Construction chairlifts Obersäss and Bänkli

1979

Construction of the first snow groomer garage; Reconstruction skilift Tschuggen into a combination of skilift and/or chairlift

1983

Construction of a new detachable 3-seated chairlift replacing the skilift Tschuggen-Ost; Reconstruction chairlift Innerarosa-Tschuggen into a detachable 3-seated chairlift

1985

Construction 4-seated chairlift Krähentschuggen (first 4-seater chairlift in Switzerland)

1987

Opening 6-seater Hörnli-Express gondola

1988

Commune/Tourist Office/ABB take over the bus company

1989

First time use of mobile snow making machines at Höbördji/slope leading to the train station

1990

«AG Aroser Verkehrsbetriebe» becomes «Arosa Bergbahnen AG» (ABB)

1991

Reconstruction conveyer belt chairlift Brüggerhorn

1992

Reconstruction of the Arosa-Weisshorn cable car; Reconstruction chairlift Krähentschuggen

1994

Demolition skilift Hörnli and construction 4-seater chairlift Hörnli

1995

Reconstruction bottom station LAW and administration ABB, extension of mechanical workshops and snow groomer garages LAW middle station

1996
Beschneiung | © Arosa Bergbahnen

Construction snow making machines 1. stage; opening Snowboard Fun Park at Tschuggen; first Arosa Bergbahnen website on the internet

1997

Construction fixed snow making machines 2. stage

1998

Construction new skilift Prätschli right at Prätschli and renaming the old Prätschli skilift into Tomeli

1999

Demolition chairlift Obersäss

2000

Construction 4-seater chairlift Carmenna and partial demolition of the skilift Carmenna

2001

Demolition chairlift Krähentschuggen and the rest of the skilift Carmenna

2002

Construction chairlift Plattenhorn; Demolition skilift Plattenhorn and chairlift Bänkli, expansion snow facilities (LAW Mitte-Carmenna middle station); Re-construction of the Sattel hut (new terrace area); biggest multimedia laser show of Europas at theLAW middle station; purchase of the Hotel Hohenfels

2003

Expansion of the snow facilities (Carmenna peak station); new star bar at the Brüggerstuba; new Raclette bar at the Tschuggen hut

2004

Construction of the Snowboard half pipe at the north-east slope skilift Tomeli

2007

Staging of the FIS Snowboard World Cup

2008
Beschneiung | © Arosa Bergbahnen

Expansion of the snow making facilities is approved; construction of the reservoir lake and expansion of the snow making facilities

2009

 Reconstruction chairlift Tschuggen-Ost

2010

Reconstruction chairlift Innerarosa-Tschuggen (SIT) into Kulm gondola. New slope routing of the sledding track Innerarosa-Tschuggen

2011

Re-opening 360° Panoramarestaurant Weisshorngipfel; new ticket offices at the Ski School Centre Innerarosa

2012

Decision to combine Arosa and Lenzerheide

2013

Construction start «Urdenbahn» Hörnli - Urdenfürggli

2014

Opening of the new winter sports area Arosa Lenzerheide on 14 January

2015

Construction snow making facilities at Hörnli (middle run Hörnli, Piste 2, and Munggaegg); launch of the 10 months season by starting at Hörnli on 31 October

2016

Biking downhill route from Weisshorn over the Sattel hut to Ochsenalp in test mode

2017

Both cable car companies from Arosa and Lenzerheide launch a dynamic online ticketing system called «First Minute Deal»; opening of the public and free beginners/kids «Honey Land Prätschli»; the KuhBar is temporarily located in a new party hut

Today