GP: Ski!Project - Austria

Co-operation of tourism service suppliers in the Bregenzerwald gives an environmentally sound skiing vacation

ski2The Ski! Project is a special ski school which provides new, innovative and integrative ways of teaching skiing in Au Schoppernau/Bregenzerwald/Vorarlberg. Skiing courses on the basis of contemporary modern dance, returners to skiing courses are supported by special physical therapy as well as race and touring/freeride trainings in combination with integrated kinematics are offered.

The Ski!Projekt is commited to observing the highest ecological standards. A central concern of this project is to assure the eco-friendly mobility of tourists. Ski! Project encourages visitors to travel without a car, actively using a variety of services.

In most cases, the decision whether or not to travel to a skiing vacation by car is usually made at home while packing – the amount of luggage, transfers which require waiting in the cold, and insecurity about the infrastructure at one’s destination, all contribute to the decision to travel by car.

Ski! Project addresses all of these practical problems. Tourists receive information about travel alternatives by train and bus when they book their holidays. In addition, they receive organisational assistance in finding car-pools where train connections are less than ideal, and transfer services from train/bus station to hotel or hostel.

Local buses can be used free of charge with ski passes. Wherever possible, the Ski! timetable corresponds to the timetables of local buses. In order to minimise the amount of luggage and thus to facilitate travel by public transport, the Ski! Project encourages the use of rental skis. A rental skiadvantage- pack was introduced for precisely this purpose. Free mountain bikes and an effective bus system ensure mobility at the destination. As an incentive and thank-you, the Ski! Project offers bonus points for the use of public transport, which can be used for either a free private skiing lesson, or a one-day group class.

55% of the Ski! Projekt guests arrive by train or bus and appreciate the services. 20% of the guest form carpools. More than 50% rent their equipment on site, which leads to positive environmental impacts.

Detailed information:

Contact person: Mag. Michael Widmer-Willam

Ski! Projekt

Argenau 376

A- 6883 Au im Bregenzerwald, Österreich

Tel: +43/664 4205221

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: http://www.au-schoppernau.at/skiprojekt

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