I'm not sure I agree with the gondola being to small. It shows the grand scale of the mountain ranges very well. I feel the problem here is that we are only viewing it as a small image overall. I can imagine this been printed super large, and the eye would have no confusion. Not sure about the selective colour though. Maybe toning the background saturation down a bit on the original, then playing with the lighting as mentioned would help to draw the eye to the main focal point.
Looks like an awesome place to be. Great capture!