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International ski area awards

Snow Space Salzburg continues to become a real star of the winter sports sky. Numerous international awards point to our ski galaxy's quality and Snow Space Salzburg has long acquired a fixed position under the premium ski areas.

Best ski area of the Alps, 2016/17
Best ski area of the Alps, 2016/17
Award,, 2015

International Skiareatest - best ski area in the alps

The Skiareatest is one of the fixed performance ratings in the ski lift industry regarding quality and safety. Until now, 419 ski lifts and tourism destinations have been voluntarily reviewed. The test team consists of 220 experienced members (among others executive authorities, journalists, ski lift staff, economy experts and skilled hobby skiers). Their task is to anonymously collect impressions in ski areas all over the European Alps.

“Best Alpine Ski Area“ in the International Ski Area Test 2016/17

On 25th April the Winter Awards 2016/17 and the award of the International Piste Quality Seal took place in Achensee, Tyrol. Delegates of the International Ski Area Test had tested the pistes anonymously in the past winter season of 2016/17 to rank ski areas and their offers according to the well-established Ski Area Test criteria.

The ski area Snow Space Salzburg has once again been nominated as “Best Alpine Ski Area”. In addition to winning in the overall ranking, Snow Space Salzburg obtained the following awards:

  • International Piste Quality Seal – Double gold
  • Ski Patrol Safety Trophy
  • Best customer information service – Gold
  • Best marketing – Gold
  • Best event – Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom – Gold
  • Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award - KR Ernst Brandstätter

International Skiareatest 2014/2015 - " safety trophy"

The Flachau ski patrol team has been awarded the "safety trophy"

Bergbahnen Flachau has its own snow groomer ambulance. In case that the nearby positioned helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather conditions, the patient is ideally transported in a heated cabin. An ambulance is permanently positioned at the base station, so a fast transport of patients is guaranteed. The Flachau ski patrol team consists of 8 people and undergoes specific first-aid courses each year.

International Skiareatest 2013/2014 - "best ski area in the Alps"

Next to this victory in the overall rating, the ski area achieved further awards in GOLD:

  • international slope certification
  • trophy for snowmaking
  • best guest information system
  • best marketing
  • best event - Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom

Award 2016, the biggest testing platform of ski areas worldwide, awards the best global ski areas as well as the best performances by ski areas. For 18 years now, the annual test winner awards have been considered the sector's "oscars" by expert ski and boarding fans as well as the ski areas themselves.


5-star ski resort

The ski area Snow Space Salzburg has been awarded test winner 2016 in the categories

  • „5-star ski area"
  •  „lifts & gondolas“ and
  •  „arrival, parking“.
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