In total, Austria’s mountain railways are the country’s second largest provider of electric mobility. The energy required for this comes 100% from renewable energy sources in the vast majority of regions. In order to be able to use this sustainable form of energy in the future, the Skicircus Saal-bach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is increasingly relying on its own production of electricity from water, solar and wind power.
This year, in addition to the existing photovoltaic systems, the largest photovoltaic system in the ski area – on the façade of the new Limberg 8er valley station – will be put into operation. In addition, new types of wind turbines are to be installed at the top station, so that in future a large part of the energy needed to operate the new lift can be generated by the resort itself.
In Hinterglemm, the Wiesermühle hydroelectric power plant, which is also being built by the moun-tain railways, is nearing completion. With a projected annual energy output of 1,800,000 kilowatt-hours (1.8 GWh) – equivalent to the average annual energy demand of over 400 households – this plant is a real game-changer and will make a significant contribution to the self-production of re-newable energy for the operation of the cable car facilities in the future.
But the focus is also on the most environmentally friendly operation of the piste equipment, work machines and team buses. For example, the Skicircus is now increasingly using “bio fuel” (HVO100 regenerative fuel), which is made from 100 per cent renewable raw materials. This fuel is not only intended to
gradually replace fossil fuels in the ski area, but also reduces CO₂ emissions by up to 90%. Leogang in particular is the first mountain railway in Austria to rely entirely on this “plant power” and thus plays a pioneering role in the industry.
For years, the mountain railway companies in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieber-brunn have been investing in ecological, economic and social sustainability and will continue to do so in the future. Topics such as energy efficiency, environmental protection, renewable energy and regional management are consistently advanced.
Timoks Expedition in Fieberbrunn
The new Fun Line “Timok’s Expedition” promises lots of fun & adventure for the whole family on slope 104 at the F6 Zillstattlift in Fieberbrunn. Timok – the little explorer-checker – awaits you on his expedition ride with, among other things, rapid snow waves & curves, a tunnel passage and a speed measurement.
Let yourself be surprised!
Learn to Ski: Free ski instructors for school groups in Saalbach Hinterglemm
During selected promotional periods, ski instructors for beginners will be provided free of charge as part of school ski courses in cooperation with the Saalbach Hinterglemm Tourism Board and Ski Aus-tria as well as the Salzburger Land Tourism GmbH. The desired number of ski instructors can be requested through the youth guesthouses up to one month before arrival, so teachers do not have to worry about anything else. This should help to anchor skiing in the minds of the pupils as a posi-tive experience and thus train the skiers of tomorrow.
New Speedcheck at the Kohlmais
Race down the slopes like a racer and record your personal top speed with photo proof? This is not only possible in Fieberbrunn, Leogang and Hinterglemm, but also in Saalbach as of this winter. The speed check can be found at the Kohlmais, in the area of the H4 Panorama 6er.
ALPIN CARD Top 10 Trophy
If THE CHALLENGE in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is not enough of a challenge for you, you can take on the ALPIN CARD Top 10 Trophy starting this winter! Those who manage to ride the ten selected lifts in the entire ALPIN CARD network in one to three days will win an ALPIN CARD drinking bottle as an instant prize. All Trophy winners will also be entered into a draw for top prizes.
For details about the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn: saalbach.com