In winter skiers and riders are speeding down here but this time I drive uphill on the rough gravel road in my VW Polo car until I reach the middle station of Hohe Mut Mountain Gondola. At the same time a Pick-up stops at the middle station, he belongs to Alexander Leiter, Deputy Operations Manager of the Obergurgl Lift Company. The 40-year old guy from Längenfeld has been working for the Lift Companies of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl since 1994. First he was a lift assistant in Hochgurgl for 11 years, then he changed to Obergurgl. After several machine operator trainings and further education, he was and still is responsible for revision and maintenance works of the mountain lifts in Obergurgl. We leave the gondola terminal, heading for the lower floor of the middle station. Alexander explains that there are two teams of 12 people each taking care of all lift maintenance works in Obergurgl. One team is responsible for the “light” mountain lifts like 4-seater chairlifts or T-bar lifts. The second group centers only on the “heavy” mountain lifts like Hohe Mut Gondola. I will meet them in person very soon.