From Germany to Japan and Scandinavia to Eastern Europe, ski resorts have been busy building new chairlifts and gondolas - and in one case, a mixture of both this summer. Here are the biggest projects out there.
New lifts for Obertsdorf on the Austria/Germany border
Although a replacement lift for the Eibseeseilbahn to the summit of the Zugspitze at Garmisch will not be ready for the upcoming season, two major new lifts have been built at the German resort of Obertsdorf. Although the new Olympiabahn at Ifen is just over the Austrian border, it will make a big difference to the snowsure ski area, as will the heated Bierenwangbahn at the Fellhorn/Kanzelwand sector on the German side of the border.