What a lift

The opening of a ski resort’s first gondola ski lift is no small achievement. And this will be the proud reality for Hemavan Tärnaby during the 2017/18 winter ski season.

From Nov/Dec 2017, winter and summer guests and the less physically able, younger and older visitors alike, will all enjoy getting up to the mountain wilderness faster and more comfortably. Then there are the potential societal benefits that the Gondola can bring. All-year opening means all-year job opportunities, more people are buying up land for mountain homes, more people mean more business for restaurants, shops and the hospitality sector. And most importantly, more activity and people mean the community can keep its medical centre, pre-school and school. A real “lift” for social sustainability.