Zlatibor, Serbia just unveiled the world’s longest gondola last week. The lift dubbed ‘Gold Gondola Zlatibor’ takes passengers almost 9km (5.59 mi.) to the summit of Tornik Ski Center. Tourists can also stop at Lake Ribničko for sight-seeing on the way to the ski area.
At nine kilometers long, this state-of-the-art air route will connect the center of Zlatibor with the ski center of Tornik, via Lake Ribničko, where a stopover station will be located. The gondola lift will transport 1,200 passengers every hour and the journey will take about 25 minutes.
The lift’s central point will be the stopover station at Lake Ribničko, where the New Zlatibor project is planned to be developed (high-class 200-acre tourist resort).
It is estimated that the lift will recoup its investment within 10 years, when Mount Zlatibor is expected to have become the most-visited tourist destination in Serbia and the surrounding region, with 10 m overnight stays and around 1 m visitors.
The whole of the gondola’s structure has been produced in cooperation with a renowned French manufacturing company POMA, complying with the highest environmental standards. Adherence to the global ecological standards, which has been strictly maintained during construction, is in line with the Municipality of Čajetina’s aim to become the first ecological municipality in Serbia.
What the Zlatibor Gold Gondola Lift will offer skiers, picnickers, adventurers, day-trippers and all other visitors is a breath-taking view of Zlatibor.
Check out the stats of this bad boy:
Length: ~9km (5.56 mi)
Change in elevation: 531m (1,742′)
Speed: Max 6m/s
Duration: 25 mins.