Category Archives: Austria

New heights reached in Austria as new lift opens

With the opening of the new Wildspitze gondola in Pitztal Austria has its latest ‘highest lift in the country’. With cabins seating 8 passenger it climbs to 3440m and replaces the old Pitz Panorama gondola. Within six minutes skiers and … Continue reading

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St Anton Ski Race promises to be a “White Thrill” again

The annual “White Thrill” ski race will be staged this year on Saturday the 23rd April on the mountains above St Anton (www.stantonamarlberg.com). Continue reading

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160 skiers rescued from lift in Austria

A faulty chairlift meant Austrian authorities had to call for helicopters and emergency crews to rescue around 160 skiers and snowboarders in western Austria. Those in accessable positions were lowered to the ground but 17 had to be flown out … Continue reading

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Good Ski Insurance key as Ski Theft surges

Surge in Austrian ski thefts means taskforce established whilst holidaymakers are urged to ensure they have full ski insurance. Continue reading

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