Chairlifts in Bernese Oberland Region

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Apr 21, 2011 - 3:16 PM
Anyone know of lifts in the Berner Oberland region using open chairlifts? I'd really like the kids to experience one.

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Apr 22, 2011 - 5:58 AM
Hi levgon! Unfortunately, many chair lifts have been replaced by gondolas over the past few years. A few are left however: in the Kiental and the Diemtigtal, called 'Wiriehorn'.
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May 4, 2011 - 11:16 PM
Hi. There are chairlifts at Axalp near Brienz (confirm becos I sat on it) and at Grindelwald First (I remembered seeing it)
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May 5, 2011 - 4:10 AM
Hello RaBBit,

The chairlifts you mean are probably only open during winter (skiing)season.
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Jul 20, 2011 - 5:07 PM
All the old chairlifts where you travelled up sideways are now closed - last two closed a couple of years ago (Kandersteg - Oescheinensee and Weissenstein)
There are still open style chairlifts operating in the summer between :

Engstlensee and Joch pass
Kiental and Ramslaunen

Hope that's useful

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Jul 22, 2011 - 11:58 AM
Grindelwald/First lift is enclosed small gondolas, not open chair.

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