SKICIRCUS INFO WINTER 2021/22
Opening November 26
Together safely through the winter
For those who are not already familiar with the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, the first thing you will grin about is the long name. However, just as long as the name is are the list of opportunities in the coolest ski region of the Alps. The region, which covers two Austrian states, not only combines 270 kilometres of piste, 70 modern lifts and 60 cosy, stylish huts but also has a special feeling: The spirit of the Home of Lässig – or in other words: the pure feeling of happiness! This feeling is what fun-loving families, sporty Alpine skiers and freeriders will all find here.
How do you define this feeling of happiness? For some, it is the caring attitude and warmth that is experienced from the hotel to the ski school – for others, it is the perfection of the prepared pistes and the modern lifts. Or is it the deep virgin snow and the “face shots” that bring a smile to your face? The Home of Lässig is all about joie de vivre, cosiness, and variety, for a diversified and unique experience, that will live forever in your memory.
What is your personal feeling of happiness?
New in winter 2021/22
Throughout the summer months, the Skicircus has once again invested in guaranteed snow and comfort for all winter sports enthusiasts. The construction start date of the Limberg 8-seater chairlift on the Schattberg and the connection to Viehhofen were postponed due to the Corona crisis.
The new ALPIN CARD NAVIGATOR
The Navigation-APP for 3 premium ski regions
From winter 2021/22 the 3 premium ski regions Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun – a network included with the ALPIN CARD – will guide you to your desired destination via mobile and digital means over all mountains and downhill runs. Even if you lose your bearings along the way, or are looking for a particular hut, or just want to make turns on a blue piste: The APP is the Map. Always with you, always helpful, with voice messaging and all the functions of a road navigation system.
You call the shots
After about one year of intensive development, the free ALPIN CARD NAVIGATOR App is available for IOS and Android with the start of the winter season 2021/22. This means that the entire piste network of the 3 premium ski regions Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun will be available with all important information at all times: Positioning, destination guidance, choice of route, highlights. The innovative app, with its three categories lifts, huts and attractions offers quick access to the desired theme, leads to more detailed descriptions, and allows you to enter intermediate destinations.
Arrive safely at your destination
For example, suppose you are standing on a piste in the Skicircus and want to cross the Schmittenhöhe to the Kitzsteinhorn. In that case, the app shows you the way including downhill runs, lifts, and any bus connections. The app also suggests different levels of difficulty for the desired route – in each case with a time indication. This way, the descent can be chosen individually according to your own ability. Then press start and off you go. Directions are given via voice message over the headphones during the journey, or you can stop and check the situation on your smartphone at your leisure. The app also calculates closed lift connections into the navigation system. It informs you of these closures by means of a push message.
In combination with the new piste guidance system in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, which was introduced last winter season, this enables easy, fast, and safe progress in the ski area – especially for children and young people.
Download before going Downhill!
With the ALPIN CARD NAVIGATOR, the 3 premium ski regions Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun have developed one of the most modern piste apps, offering our guests even more safety and comfort. The free app is designed to be extremely user-friendly and will certainly live up to its slogan this winter: The APP is the Map!
Carrying skis over your shoulders – a thing of the past!
Ski connection from Bernkogel (piste 146) to A1+A2 Schattberg X-press
Good news for all those who don’t want to carry skis and snowboards around for long periods, but prefer to take a cool stroll directly to the valley station. The ski connection from the Bernkogel (piste 146) to the A1+A2 Schattberg X-press will result in more comfort for all winter sports enthusiasts from this coming winter. Operations Director of the Saalbach Lift Company, DI Walter Steiner, explains: “The idea for this connection has been on our minds for some time. Carrying skis over the shoulder for the walk from the Bernkogel to the Schattberg is no longer up to date, in terms of comfort. The ski route which is approximately 6 to 10 metres wide, leads through a 25-metre long underpass and over a total length of 300 metres, from piste 146, just above the G1 Bernkogel lift valley station, directly to the car park of the A1+A2 Schattberg X-press. Construction work on this project, which involved extensive slope stabilisation work and building of the underpass, was already started in September 2019. During the construction, snowmaking lances were also provided for this ski route.”
Rosswald reservoir (to be completed 2021): 230,000 m³ capacity for guaranteed snow
In Hinterglemm, the green light was given in summer 2020 for a two-year construction project to further improve snow reliability. The new Rosswald reservoir, with the capacity of almost 230,000 m³, is located directly on the high-altitude cross-country trail and on the path between the Rosswald hut and the Wieseralm. It increases the snowmaking capacity of the Filzen reservoir on the Reiterkogel which has been used for this area up to no. Sepp Schwabl, Technical Manager of the Hinterglemm lift company, reports: “The reservoir, which is currently under construction, will supply the ski area between the Rosswald and Reiterkogel from winter 2021. The construction of the pumping station and the necessary groundworks were already carried out this summer. Following extensive renaturation works, this reservoir will also become a popular destination for excursions in summer, as it blends in perfectly with the picturesque surroundings of the Rosswald. Due to easy accessibility, the reservoir is ideally situated for use during the summer months. In summer 2020 and 2021 the Kodok Mountain Adventure Trail will be rerouted due to construction work – but the reservoir will be integrated into the theme trail as early as summer 2022. The high-altitude trail between the Reiteralm and Rosswald hut will be open this winter, despite construction works, with a small diversion.
Getting through the winter safely together
Significant changes have developed over the last months – COVID-19 has influenced our way of life worldwide. The safety and personal health of every person are, more than ever at the forefront of our minds, including that of our lift companies. We are establishing, based on the regulations of the Austrian Federal Government, a series of measures to protect all guests and employees.
In compliance with the current valid regulations and additional safety measures, we firmly believe that you can relax and enjoy your winter days in our cross-border network, with 121 lifts, and 408 kilometres of piste with incorporated safety distance measures. In addition, there are 23 lifts operating from the valley stations ensuring a smooth ascent into the ski region and Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun.
• Signposts and information points in the ski area: These outline our Code of Conduct for the lifts and throughout the ski area.
• Mouth and nose masks (MNP) and tubular scarves: The wearing of an MNP is obligatory in the appropriately marked areas.
• Organised queuing areas: We will organise the queuing areas independently of the current legal requirements in such a way that clusters of people are avoided as much as possible.
• Hand hygiene: We have installed sufficient hand disinfection facilities in the indoor areas of the lift stations.
• Number of people: A reduction of the maximum number of people permitted in the lifts is not legally binding, but when passenger volume is low, we will endeavour to limit numbers in the lifts. A MNP must always be worn when in a lift.
• Disinfection measures: We will disinfect lifts regularly.
• Disinfection measures are also carried out regularly in elevator lifts, escalators, sanitary facilities, ski depots and first aid rooms.
• COVID-19 testing: Employees are tested for COVID-19 before they start work for the first time. For those who are in contact with customers, follow-up tests are carried out on specific occasions, with the possibility of ongoing testing.
• MNP and temperature measurement: Employees in contact with guests are instructed to wear an MNP. Before the start of their work, all employees are given a daily body temperature measurement.
We will continually evaluate the situation and adapt our Code of Conduct to fall in line with any changes regarding legal or regulatory requirements: