regarded by many as corona virus' ground zero Ischgl has presented details on extensive health and safety standards for the coming winter season back in August. Before the start of winter, the region continues to invest in the latest technologies for a maximum safe holiday experience.
“The experiences of the past winter determine our actions for the future. The health of our guests, employees and locals has the highest priority. That is why we also rely on measures that go well beyond the official requirements, ”emphasize TVB board members Alexander von der Thannen, Arnold Tschiderer and Michael Zangerl, as well as Markus Walser and Günther Zangerl, the two board members of Silvrettaseilbahn AG.
Silvrettaseilbahn AG invests € 700,000 in hygiene and safety standards
Silvrettaseilbahn AG has invested a total of around € 700,000 in new health and safety standards over the past few weeks. For the first time, a newly developed camera system will be used in the waiting areas of the three feeder lifts. “We want to organize these particularly sensitive areas in such a way that we can react quickly to closely related groups of people and thus avoid them as much as possible. The system also predicts the waiting times at the feeder railways and we can pass this very valuable information on to our guests in real time, especially in times like these, ”explains Günther Zangerl. In the coming season, Silvrettaseilbahn AG will use cold fogging devices for regular disinfection, which will remove 99.99% of viruses, bacteria and spores, for example in the cable car cabins. eliminate. The new standards also include the free delivery of a tube scarf that can be used as an MNS when purchasing a ski ticket, as well as a comprehensive signage and information concept.
Expansion of test capacities on site and new APP
The Paznaun-Ischgl tourism association has developed a new APP for each location in Paznaun together with the ski areas, which also includes the option of guest registration in restaurants. In addition, the use of the official, nationwide Stop Corona app is also supported.
The Paznaun-Ischgl Tourism Association is currently paying a lot of attention to training in the accommodation providers, but also to expanding the test system that is available to guests, employees and locals on site throughout the winter. Those responsible backed the nationwide measures for the early detection of potential infections back in August. “These ongoing wastewater tests are based on an initiative by the state of Tyrol with the University of Innsbruck and are intended to enable the early detection of clusters with a high degree of accuracy. This bundle of measures underpins our claim to be one of the safest destinations in the Alpine region, ”emphasizes Alexander von der Thannen.
Ischgl starts the winter without any events
The first day of skiing in Ischgl is planned for November 26th, Galtür is to follow on December 5th, Kappl and See on December 18th. “Unlike in previous years, there will be no opening concert, but also no alternative event. And there won't be any après-ski this winter in the form known so far. There are strict requirements and that changes form and offer, ”explains Alexander von der Thannen. In both indoor and outdoor areas, the rule applies that consumption is only allowed to be seated.
Alcohol ban in public places in preparation
“Party tourism” is also to be curbed in view of the high-quality further development of winter sports on offer around one of the largest ski areas in the Alpine region. An alcohol ban in public places is in preparation, which is to apply both on the village streets and on the Silvrettaseilbahn AG squares. The Paznaun-Ischgl Tourism Association and the Silvrettaseilbahn AG welcome the community's initiative. “We learned from experience. We focus on our unique ski area, which extends as far as the Swiss Samnaun, and the quality of our offer ”, agree Alexander von der Thannen and Markus Walser.