The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.

The Ferrari chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged. – from Adige News.

Almost in record time, the Ferrari chairlift reopened yesterday, after the sabotage that risked compromising the winter season.

Two weeks ago, the San Martino Rolle spa planters, the company that owns part of the Passo’s facilities as well as the ski areas of Ces and Colverde-Rosetta, were preparing to start the ski season. A bad surprise, however, had forced them to stop one of the lifts. It was the morning of December 1, when, after a routine check, the lift maintenance personnel discovered that the rope that supports the Ferrari chairlift was sabotaged.   Two of the strands, that is, the tangles of metal wires that make up the string, were cut with a battery-operated disc wheel. Given the rarity of the tool in question, it was immediately clear that this was the work an expert hand. A few days later, another ski area lift, the Paradiso chairlift had an attempt of sabotage.

The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged. Photo: Val di Fiemme. Passo Rolle. Trentino Marketing.
The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged. Photo: Val di Fiemme. Passo Rolle. Trentino Marketing.

This attack left lots of anger amongst the personnel of Passo Rolle. The workers did not get discourage but this drawback but worked together non-stop with the companies and technicians charged to quickly restore the damaged plants.

Help came also from other tourist destinations. The replacement rope came from Andalo, in Trentino. Yesterday morning the Ferrari chairlift returned to work. However, this is a temporary solution: in spring the rope will have to be replaced completely.

Giacobbe Zortea, president of the San Martino Rolle spa explained “The amended law recently allows you to change only part of the rope and therefore only the damaged strands, safeguarding those intact. Maybe those who cut the rope stayed a while back and thought we were forced to change it, believing that with his sabotage we had to give the goodbye to the next season at Ferrari . The entire system has been carefully checked, with the necessary technical checks, since safety is a top priority for us ».

The search for replacement parts has been intense but has brought in a short time to find in other plants the solution to the problems: “The rope for Paradise is a particular model – Zortea continues – we found it in Cortina thanks to Anef and its president Valeria Ghezzi, whom I would like to thank ».
The costs of the operations are estimated at around 50 thousand euros for both chairlifts. In the spring, however, both the ropes of Ferrari and those of Paradise will have to be definitively replaced, for a cost of around 150 thousand euros. Meanwhile, investigations by the Carabinieri continue, following some tracks but not confirmed as yet.

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We have posted when both lifts have been found sabotaged here.

The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.
The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.

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The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.
The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.

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The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.
The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.

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The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.
The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged.

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Featured Image: Ski map of Passo Rolle and San Martino di Castrozza. The Ferrari Chairlift has been reopened in record time at Passo Rolle, after being sabotaged. 

 

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