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snow space Flachau's history

Start and further development of Bergbahnen Flachau GmbH. 

From a little star to a superstar, a success story.

First ascent in the ski resort Flachau, 1963
Construction of the first chairlift, 1963
First advertisement for the ski area Flachau
1963
  • Foundation of Bergbahnen Flachau GmbH as "Sesselliftgesellschaft Grießenkar"
  • Construction of the first chairlift in Flachau

1966

  • First linked ski region in Salzburg province – Flachau/Wagrain

1978

  • Foundation of the 3-valley linked ski region Flachau - Wagrain - St. Johann
  • 21st September: Foundation of Bergbahnen Flachau GmbH

1981

  • Purchase of the Reitlehen lifts Eben

1986

  • Construction of the Kesslboden chairlift, the starjet 3
  • Integration of all ski huts into the local sewer system
  • Sewerage for the entire ski mountain

1988

  • Foundation of Salzburger Sportwelt Amadé (Salzburg sports region Amadé)
  • Construction of the „achterjet“, the first 8-seater single cable circular lift system in Europe
  • Construction of the floodlight facilities
  • Construction of Salzburg's largest snowmaking system
  • Installation of the first panoramic camera
  • Restructuring of the entire electrical supplay from overhead lines to underground cables

1989

  • Construction of the first water storage reservoir with a capacity of 10.000 m³

1991

  • Purchase of Bergbahnen Filzmoos

1993

  • First World Cup ski race in Flachau
Purchase of the Reitlehen lifts in Eben, 1986
Construction of the Kesselboden chairlift, the starjet 3
Construction of the Kesselboden chairlift, the starjet 3
Purchase of Bergbahnen Filzmoos, 1991
First World Cup ski race in Flachau, 1993
Construction of the SixPack, starjet 2 1994

1994

  • Construction of the first 6-seater chairlift with weather protection hood worldwide - "starjet 2"

 

1995-2009

  • Expansion of the slope area and
  • Espansion of the snowmaking facilities

 

1998

  • Construction of the water storage reservoir 04 (40.000 m³)

1999

  • Construction of 6-seater chairlifts with weather protection hoods and leather upholstery - "spacejet 1" + "spacejet 2"

 

2000

  • Establishment of the first gondola radio worldwide in the "achterjet"
  • Award for the best international advertising concept in winter tourism as well as an award for the second-best ski area in Europe
  • Expansion and renewal of the parking areas
  • Upgrade of the floodlit chairlift
Construction of the 6-seater chairlift  spacejet 1 and spacejet 2
Worldwide first gondola radio in the achterjet, 2000
Upgrade of the floolit chairlift, 2000

2001

  • Construction of 6-seater chairlift with weather protection hood and leather upholstery - "starjet 1"
  • Construction of the Grießbach water storage reservoir (12.000 m³)
  • Expansion of the snowmaking system
  • Expansion and modernisätion of the Grießenkar World Cup slope

 

2002

  • Complete reconstruction of the "achterjet" base station + integration of the floodlit slope
  • Construction of the maintenance workshops
  • Traffic lights system in the "achterjet" access area
  • Leather upholstery for the Kesselboden chairlift

 

2003

  • Expansion of the slope area by 7.5 hectares, construction of the „spacejet 3“ slope
  • Expansion of the technical snowmaking equipment
  • Construction of the 20.000 m³ Specher water storage tank
  • Intersport arena achterjet

2004

  • Construction of "spacejet 3", the most modern and longest 8-seater chairlift worldwide with weather protection hood and heated seats
  • Purchase of new snow guns, a total of 100 guns ensure a 90% snowmaking capacity
  • Further expansion of the technical snowmaking equipment

 

2005

  • Construction of a 90.000 m³ water storage reservoir
  • Purchase of additional snow guns - now totalling 130 snow guns and
  • 100% snowmaking capacity

 

 

2006

  • Completion of the Almbahn water storage reservoir
  • New ski run at "spacejet 3"
  • Replacement of the Specher practice lift by the modern "dinojet" platter lift
  • Additional investments in snowmaking
Construction 6-seater chairlift starjet 1, 2001
Complete reconstruction achterjet base station and Intersport arena, 2002-2003
Construction of 8-seater chairlift spacejet 3, 2004

2007

  • Purchase of additional snow guns - amounting to a total of 200 guns
  • Construction of distribution pipelines
  • Expansion of pump stations 04, 13 and 20

 

2008

  • Modernisation of the entire ski area Eben - monte popolo:
  • Construction of the 6-seater chairlift "Popolo II" in Eben
  • Renovation of the "Popolo I" 2-seater chairlift
  • New administration building - base station
  • Full snowmaking facilities
  • Slope expansions
  • "Topolino II" platter lift
  • New electrical power supply for the ski area
  • New construction and design of parking facilities
  • Children's area - funpark - timed run

 

In the ski area Flachau:

  • Installation of seat heating at "spacejet 3"
  • Expansion of the snowmaking system
  • Purchase of further snow guns


2009

  • 8-seater chairlift "starjet 3" - NOW with weather protection hood and heated seats
  • Seat heating in the "spacejet 1" + "spacejet 2"
  • Expansion of the parking facilities in the ski area Eben - monte popolo
  • New practice lift and expansion of the fun park in Eben
  • Winner of the ski area test in the international Skiareatest
Purchase of 200 snow guns, construction of distribution pipelines, 2007
Modernisation of the entire ski area Eben - monte popolo
Modernisation 8-seater chairlift starjet 3, 2009

2010

  • 1st Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom in Flachau
  • Construction of the "starjet 1" infrastructure building base station
  • New panoramic camera and overhead information panels in the ski area Flachau
  • Expansion of the snowmaking system
  • "Munzen" undercrossing
  • Weather protection hoods and child safety bars at "Popolo II" in Eben
  • New practice lift and expansion of the fun park in Eben
  • Expansion of the parking facilities in the ski area Eben

 

2011

  • Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom in Flachau
  • Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies and Mens Slalom
  • New snow groomer
  • New slope guidance system
  • Live webcams
  • Free WiFi, Ski amadé mobile app und Flachau mobile website
  • LCD screens at the cash desks
  • Full panorama
  • WEB photo point at the "starjet 3" mountain station

 2012

  • Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom in Flachau
  • Modernisation of the "achterjet" lift with panoramic cabins, leather upholstery and seat heating, new cable
  • New electrical engineering, new duty rooms, newly designed mountain and base station areas
  • Purchase of a new snow groomer ambulance

Winner of the international Skiareatest in the following categories:

  • Best snowmaking
  • Best guest information system
  • Best marketin in gold
  • International slope certification
  • Facility manager trophy

 

2013

  • ANNIVERSARY: 50 YEARS BERGBAHNEN FLACHAU GMBH
  • 20 YEARS SKI WORLD CUP Flachau and the 20th Ski World Cup Race
  • Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom
  • Investment in the snowmaking equipment and the fleet
  • NEW "bingojet" practice lift
  • Expansion of parking space
1st Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom on the Hermann Maier World Cup run, 2010
Modernisation of the "achterjet", 2012
20 years Ski World Cup Flachau, 20th Ski World Cup Race, 2013
2014
    • Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom Flachau
    • TEST WINNER at the international Skiareatest 2014 in GOLD
    • snow space Flachau was elected the best ski area in the Alps!
Further awards in the following categories:
      • Lift manager of the year 2014: KR GF Ernst Brandstätter
      • International slope certification in GOLD
      • Best guest information system in GOLD
      • Snowmaking trophy
      • Best marketing in GOLD
      • Best event - Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom Flachau

 2015

 

International Skiareatest 2015 award Flachau

  • Award „safety trophy“ for Flachau's ski patrol team

 

International Skiareatest 2015 award Eben/monte popolo

  • Award „family ski area of the year“
  • Award„best kids offers“
  • „international slope certification"

2016

  • Audi FIS Ski World Cup Ladies Night Slalom Flachau
  • New photopoints
  • Expanding snowmaking systems
  • Acquisition of new snow cannons
  • Investment in the fleet
  • New photopoint - monte popolo Eben
  • New video track - fun park monte popolo Eben
  • Acquisition of new snow cannons - monte popolo Eben
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