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Guaranteed snow cover in the high-alpine terrain: Heiligenblut is fully equipped to counteract the effects of climate change.
When 75% of a ski area is situated at altitudes higher than 2000 metres, excellent snow reliability is practically a given. Visitors to the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut ski area can indeed look forward to pistes that are predominantly covered in natural snow, along with fantastic off-piste runs. However, the last two winters have shown that even in this high-alpine terrain – especially at the beginning of the season – full snow cover on all pistes cannot always be guaranteed.
Grossglockner Cableways and the municipality of Heiligenblut join forces to invest 1.2 million euros
To meet the requirements of the future head-on, and to ensure the complete satisfaction of our visitors during the entire skiing season, an additional snow-making facility is currently being built in the Fleiss Valley. The costs are shared between the Grossglockner Cableways, the municipality of Heiligenblut, as well as participating local businesses. The aim is to provide a total of 9.5 hectares of guaranteed snow cover on all major piste sections. The new snow machine in the Fleiss Valley will cover the area spanning from the 4-person chairlift to the top cableway station at 2,450 metres. Especially the lower part of the Fleiss slope has been something of an Achilles heel in the past two years. With the new snow machine, this last major piste section will now also offer perfect cover, even in the event of less snow-intensive winters.
Dr. Peter Schmidl, managing director of the Grossglockner Cableways, particularly emphasised the successful collaboration between the local municipality, land owners and public authorities in making this project a reality. As a result, Heiligenblut is perfectly equipped for the coming winter season.
New snow machine in the Fleiss Valley
Applies to: Fleiss Valley 4-person chairlift (1,807m to 2.475m) Snow-covered area: approx. 9.5 hectares Water source: Fleiss River – no reservoir needed Technical data: 48 tapping points, supplied by one central pump unitInvested sum: approx. 1.2 million euro.
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