Klenkhart & Weiler

We appreciate that you would like to get further information about our company.
We would like to give you a short overview of our activities and services!

our mission statement…

„We are only satisfied with our projects once the mountains have been restored to their previous state: unique, beautiful and imposing!“

Planning and construction supervision in alpine terrain is based on the understanding to willingly participate in shaping changes of the Alpine region. What we understand by “shaping” is planning that is adapted to the needs of the natural landscape and its people and that is not in conflict with nature!

the standards we adhere to in our work …

Professionalism in all our services is our top priority: Planning in line with the state of the art methods, good project management throughout all official procedures as well as absolute independence of manufacturers, suppliers and contractors are the key to successful projects. At the same time, it is always important to incorporate our customers experiences into all our projects.

our long-term experience …

Numerous studies and projects, the use of state-of-the-art simulation and calculation tools and the long-term experience of our employees provide the basis for professional consulting and planning services in ski resorts concerning protection measures against natural hazards and landscaping work itself. Our “expertise”, derived from our reference projects leads to a successful EIA process management.
Our extensive expertise in dealing with Geographical Information Systems (data acquisition, data management and databases) is incorporated into all the GIS projects managed by us. The application of current GIS and GPS tools and cutting-edge techniques is a commitment by which we are bound. At the same time, our wholehearted attention is focused on the needs of our customers, which form the basis of everything we do. For instance, most of the features of our skiGIS© ski resort management software were designed in collaboration with the executives of the cable car companies themselves.

our history …

The sole proprietorship was founded in July 1991 by graduate engineer Christian Klenkhart along with a staff member, German Feichter (now a partner and head of the CAD department). By the end of the 90s, there were 10 staff in the team, and the emphasis was increasingly shifting from torrent and avalanche control to ski resort projects. This period witnessed the completion of a number of major ski resort connections, such as „Fiss-Serfaus“ and the „Golden Gate“ (ski connection between Giggijoch and Rettenbachferner) in Sölden, which were implemented on basis of our submission documents and detailed plans.

In June 2000, the sole proprietorship was relaunched as a ZT-GmbH, a limited civil engineering firm, and it was at this time that graduate engineer Christian Weiler joined the company as full managing partner, a position which he still holds. In 2007, a new office was built in Absam, in which the firm took up residence in the late autumn of that year. The mostly long-term up to 25 staff members consist of experts not only in the fields of protective hydraulic engineering, landscape and high mountain construction, civil and mechanical engineering, but also in the fields of landscape planning, greening issues and Geographic Information Systems.

our fields of work …

In addition to the traditional and ongoing priorities of our work in protective hydraulic engineering, torrent and avalanche barriers and landscaping (including EIA management), our project portfolio covers the entire range of planning activities in ski resorts, from small slope extension and snowmaking projects right through to major overall planning for ski resorts. In recent years we have drafted master plans and based on them detailed projects for ski resorts in Germany, Turkey, Ukraine and Romania.

We have planned and monitored the implementation of up to 300 snow-making facilities with 100 reservoirs ranging from 10,000 m³ to 400,000 m³ in capacity.

In 2011, we planned the expansion of the slopes, the cable cars and the snowmaking facilities for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2011 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We have recently been commissioned with the task of slope and snowmaking planning for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2017 in St. Moritz. We have been responsible for planning and project management for a total of about 30 cable car projects. However, our fields of work also include the planning of infrastructure projects in mountainous areas (access roads, water supply and sanitation, parking, etc.).

We developed skiGIS© in cooperation with numerous partners from the cable car industry. This Geographical Information System is specifically tailored to the needs of cable car companies. Our satisfied clients, who currently number about 40, can use a cartographic image interface to very quickly retrieve and evaluate information from ski slopes, snow-making lines, ski lifts, etc.

We would be delighted to be able to welcome you in the future as satisfied clients and partners of our firm.

DI Christian Klenkhart & DI Christian Weiler