From November 15, 2021, the 2G rule applies to cable cars and lifts in Austria. Together with Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG, SKIDATA developed a system to link the 2G proof to the ticket.
2G rule for ski areas in Austria
From November 15, 2021, guests must provide appropriate 2G proof of access to the ski area. In a pilot project by SKIDATA, with the support of Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG, a digital system was developed within a very short time, which is used for the first time on the Kitzsteinhorn. With the SKIDATA system, waiting times at the turnstile are avoided and the virtual 2G wristband guarantees a complete check of the 2G certificates. Once the ticket has been provided with the “virtual bracelet”, guests can safely enjoy the day of winter sports.
Numerous options for activating tickets
The link between 2G proof and ticket is quick and easy with the 2G check-in at all ticket sales points. In addition, the ticket can be linked to the 2G check at the ticket machines and the specially set up “Greenpass Checks” directly at the valley station. For guests without electronically readable proof, there is support at the cash desks and “Greenpass checks” at the valley stations. The prerequisite for the link is the consent of the ticket owner to save the validity date of the 2G proof.
Activate season tickets quickly and easily
Season tickets and ski passes that have already been purchased must be activated prior to first access from November 15, 2021. “We recommend that all season ticket owners immediately activate the activation at our valley stations. In the next few days we expect the SKIDATA web portal to be another option for activating tickets from home, ”emphasizes Norbert Karlsböck, CEO of Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG.
Regulation for children and adolescents
Children under the age of 12 do not need a 2G certificate. All season and annual tickets purchased so far for children under the age of 12 will be automatically activated up to their 12th birthday. For children between 12 and 15 years of age, provided they can present a Corona test pass (ninja pass) that proves the test intervals for the current week (also applies to Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the test week), this is equivalent to 2G proof. “For children between the ages of 12 and 15 from abroad, there is an urgent need for a Europe-wide regulation. This of course also applies to accommodation and gastronomy, where families are currently uncertain about planning their vacation. ", Emphasizes Karlsböck and adds: