Hermann Heinz, Franz Laner, Hans Laner, Hans Elzenbaumer und Edmund Töchterle have founded the Alpenlift-company on February 5th, 1964.
After a year of planning, where the Alpenlift should’ve been built, the work started in the autumn of 1965. Around carnival 1966, the lift became operational for the very first time.
The Alpenlift, a single-bracket ski lift with a capacity of 600 people per hour, was powered by a diesel engine. The Prackenhütte was built at the same time as the Alpenlift. It was managed by the company itself, Hans Laner and his sister. The street from Olang was ending at the Festnerhof. Therefore the Prackenhütte was only reachable over the today’s slope with an off-road vehicle.