"Space, tranquility, adventure, sport" - this is the motto under which the three premium alpine regions Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun start the mountain summer with the ALPIN CARD from May.
As part of an online press conference, those responsible for the ALPIN CARD presented the news for the summer and also gave a brief review of the past 2020/21 winter season. As expected, all three partner regions recorded a decrease in sales of 80 - 90% due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Erich Egger, board member of Schmittenhöhebahn AG and spokesman for the Salzburg cable car industry, put the loss of the entire branch in the state of Salzburg at around 350 million euros. "Even if the operation in the winter season 20/21 cannot be viewed from an economic point of view, we have gained valuable experience from the winter and will provide our guests from near and far with an attractive and diverse summer offer with a high degree of security" , emphasizes Dr. Erich Egger. Exercise in nature and on the mountain - experts emphasize - is extremely important, especially in these tense times. That is why the focus was especially on people's needs and longings in order to meet the desire for freedom, space and nature, says Egger.
Longing for nature experiences
With the current opening steps, a new era is dawning again. Basically, one hopes that the general development of the health situation enables cross-border travel, emphasizes Mag. Isabella Dschulnigg-Geissler, managing director of Saalbacher Bergbahnen GmbH. The willingness to travel and the need for vacation are unbroken. That is why you can start this summer confidently with the ALPIN CARD in the three premium alpine regions. “There has been an enormous longing for experiences in nature paired with comfort. With the ALPIN CARD, we have created one of the strongest ticket associations, which was already in great demand before the Corona crisis. We organize an equally comfortable and diverse range of alpine experiences from a single source, which is unique in its diversity! ",
Together safely in the mountain summer
The three premium alpine regions Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun start the mountain summer 2021 full of confidence. Thanks to extensive protective measures, we guarantee a safe mountain summer, ”explains Ing. Norbert Karlsböck, CEO of Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG. Under the slogan “Safe together”, they had already had the best experience with a detailed prevention concept in winter and of course they were well prepared for this summer as well. It is now important that people find their optimism about the future and regain confidence and perspectives through unique experiences in nature. Karlsböck: "Because one thing is certain: Nothing is as good for the body and the psyche as nature. Exercising in the mountains strengthens wellbeing and thus the immune system. Here, in one of the most varied alpine regions in Europe, with the glacier on the border to the Hohe Tauern National Park, gentle hiking mountains, numerous bike routes and magnificent natural landscapes, individual outdoor enjoyment is ideal. ”The key to this: the ALPIN CARD , with which the three premium regions offer numerous extraordinary relaxation and enjoyment experiences as well as entertainment and action from a single source.
ALPIN CARD - that's new in summer 2021
Home of casual: Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
If you want to visualize the alpine width and height spectrum in its most beautiful contours and backdrops, it is best to take the region map of the Home of Lässig to hand. Here the region unfolds everything that vacationers need to revive. With over 550 kilometers of hiking trails and well-developed via ferrata in various levels of difficulty, the region scores with all hikers and summiteers. Bike fans can let off steam in Austria's largest bike region on over 80 km of lines & trails and 9 mountain railways on 7 mountains in every imaginable driving style. Numerous playgrounds, adventure and adventure trails, nature trails, digital circular hiking trails and much more await families. In winter, the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, one of the largest and most varied ski areas in Austria, leaves hardly anyone indifferent. With 270 kilometers of slopes, 70 cable cars and lifts and over 60 huts, the Home of Lässig has a lot to offer. More under:www.saalbach.com
New in summer 2021:
- Learn to Ride Park in Saalbach
- World Cup route “Vali's Hell” & Knappentrail in Leogang
- Schweinestberg Trail & Easy Park Obingleiten in Fieberbrunn
The panorama king: Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See
The Schmittenhöhe promises an enjoyable hiking experience with a fantastic 360 ° panorama and bike fun on selected routes. With adventure trails such as Schmidolin's baptism of fire or the Mystical Forest and the E-Motocross Park, the Schmitten is the family paradise in the Alps. Atmospheric refreshment stops with regional delicacies make the Schmittenhöhe a culinary mountain-valley-lake champion. If you are looking for a kick of calm, you can try yoga on the mountain, the summit hike or a sunrise hike including a mountain breakfast that tastes better nowhere. In winter, the panorama and family ski area scores with highlights such as the KIDSSLOPE, the XXL Funslope and the Trass as well as the 5 extra-long valley runs - a pleasure for both sporty skiers and adrenaline junkies. All 4 valley stations offer ski-in ski-out, which with the zellamseeXpress - the connection between Zell am See and Saalbach - leads to endless fun on the slopes. More under:www.schmitten.at
New in summer 2021:
- Light lady bikes in the e-motocross park
- New highlights in the offroad park
- Unforgettable moments of pleasure at breakfast on the ship or on the sunrise hike.
Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun - THE glacier
On the Kitzsteinhorn and the Maiskogel family mountain in Kaprun, excursion guests and active athletes can enjoy nature and sports in a class of their own. Surrounded by the highest mountains in Austria and located directly at the Hohe Tauern National Park, the high alpine excursion destination TOP OF SALZBURG at 3,029 m offers an experience for all the senses. The K-ONNECTION - with its centerpiece, the 3K K-onnection - connects the center of Kaprun directly with the Kitzsteinhorn. Nature and mountain lovers glide through four vegetation zones to the TOP OF SALZBURG panorama platform at 3,029 m. In summer, the Kitzsteinhorn and the Maiskogel are starting points for hikes and mountain bike tours. Numerous bike and hiking routes can be perfectly combined with the cable cars. From autumn to early summer, snow-sure glacier slopes await, Freeride routes close to lifts, snow parks and ski touring routes for winter sports enthusiasts. More underwww.kitzsteinhorn.at
New in summer 2021:
- Maiskogel Trail for mountain bikers
- Maiskogel hut tour: easy circular hike especially for families
- Explorer tour: daily guided tour with a national park ranger (with cable cars from 786 m - 3,029 m)
1 TICKET, 3 REGIONS, ENDLESS ALL YEAR MOUNTAIN HAPPINESS
Start in summer, keep looking forward to winter. With the ALPIN CARD, the mountain experience is endless all year round. The ticket versions "365 Classic ALPIN CARD" and "365 Action ALPIN CARD" offer guests of the 3 premium regions varied alpine pleasures in summer and winter, the "Hike ALPIN CARD" in summer and the "Ski ALPIN CARD" ( Winter season ticket, day and multi-day tickets) with 408 kilometers of slopes, 121 state-of-the-art facilities and one of the most beautiful glaciers in Austria included. In short: a density of experiences that is second to none.
- 365 Action ALPIN CARD: Annual ticket for the classic mountain activities of skiing, hiking, glacier skiing including bikes and paragliding / transport
- 365 Classic ALPIN CARD: Annual ticket for the classic mountain activities of skiing and hiking
- Hike ALPIN CARD: Summer season ticket for the incomparable 3-region alpine summer
- Ski ALPIN CARD: Winter season ticket with 408 kilometers of slopes and 121 cable cars and lifts