Freeride in Ski amadé
Freeride in Ski amadé

Sustainable tourism and you

STAY Ski amadé

Ski amadé Panorama

Best orientation with the panorama with all slopes and lifts in Ski amadé. Everything at a glance!
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Winter Sport and Sustainability

Hand in Hand

Ski amadé is not only Austria's greatest skiing with its 760 kilometres of slopes, 270 lifts and a unique variety of experiences. 

Ski amadé is much more than that: we are not a large international corporation, but a network of many family businesses. By working together, it means that tourism can function and our homeland can be constantly enhanced and developed. The interaction between our guests and the local people creates a closed loop from which everyone benefits. Jobs are created for the locals, through which we can offer our guests the very personal Ski amadé experience every year anew.

Besides perfectly groomed slopes, exceptional cuisine and everything a mountain sports enthusiast's heart desires, we also offer many sustainable features. We unite this social, ecological and economic sustainability under STAY Ski amadé which only works if everyone is on board.



Electric ski buses in the ski areas of Ski amadé

Snow Space Salzburg: "Our way to the climate neutral ski resort" 

Sustainability certification: Good Travel Seal for the Shuttleberg

Find six tips for your sustainable holiday in Ski amadé here:

Travelling here

1) Tip: Travel by public transport or use car sharing

Did you know that the choice of transport to and from a destination has the greatest impact on the holiday carbon footprint of the holiday?

  • Winter/summer holidays in Austria for Austrians by train/car = 3 to 21 kg CO2 per person/day 
  • Flight from Austria to Spain = 138 kg CO2 per person/day 
  • Flight from Austria to the Maldives = 426 kg CO2 per person/day 

Calculate your holiday now and support international projects, and thus sustainable development worldwide.

Here you can find the best way to get to your favourite Ski amadé ski area:

Time to charge up

Did you know that there are 83 charging stations for electric cars directly in the Ski amadé ski areas?
Here you can find e-charging stations for travelling to your favourite ski area by electric car.



2) Tip: Book your holiday in one of our eco-certified accommodations

© Ski amadé

Did you know that you can choose from over 15 accommodations with one or more eco-labels for your holiday in Ski amadé?

Even without certification, many more hotels pay attention to the sustainable use of the region's resources and independently create environmentally friendly offers for you.

  • Towels and bed linen are only washed upon explicit request.
  • At the buffet, more and more local dishes are being served and regional ingredients are being used more and more in the dishes.  
  • There are fewer and fewer small disposable shampoo bottles, but often only large, refillable ones.

Well connected

3) Tip: Just leave your car behind on holiday and explore Ski amadé with our ski buses

Did you know that the ski buses in Ski amadé are free for all guests with a valid ski pass?

Whether you're out skiing, tobogganing or winter hiking, the well-developed ski bus network is the ideal way to explore the region free of charge and in an environmentally friendly way.

The only requirement: a valid ski pass.

The individual regions are increasingly focusing on sustainability, so there are now electric ski buses in some ski areas.

© David Stocker


4) Tip: Enjoy products from the region at our listed producers or on the regional Enjoyment-Ski-Routes

Did you know that Ski amadé has employed 50,000 workers in the 2020/21 season alone to maintain the slopes?

Although these workers are no bigger than 13 millimetres and no heavier than a bee, well, because they are bees, they make a valuable contribution to maintaining the slopes. The better the slopes are managed in summer, and the better the flora and fauna can develop, the better the quality of the slopes in winter. The ski and wine huts also offer many delicacies from the villages, which means that you are supporting local food production.

We are therefore proud that there are many mountain hut owners in Ski amadé who opt to buy products which have been produced locally. In this way, together with the guests who enjoy these dishes in the huts, we contribute to the sustainable cycle in the region.

Experience a locally produced indulgence

Ski pass purchase

5) Tip: Recharge your KeyCard or Friends Card over and over again – this saves you resources.

Ski rental

6) Tip: Rent skis, ski boots and ski clothing for you and your family on site

Did you know that the skis from our long-term cooperation partner ATOMIC are manufactured directly in Ski amadé?

Here you will find all the ski rental points in Ski amadé and can experience the "made locally" feeling directly.

Tip: Register now for the my Ski amadé Friends Club and enjoy shopping and ski service benefits in the INTERSPORT Rent shops in Ski amadé. Did you know that you can now also rent ski clothing in the INTERSPORT Rent shops?

Lifts & Facilities | Agriculture & Forestry

Together with the environment

  • Did you know that...

    ... 100% of the electricity used for the lifts in Ski amadé comes from renewable energy sources from “Salzburg AG” and “Energie Steiermark”?

    Some of the lift companies also obtain some of the energy they need from power plants directly from the village. Thermal pumps and solar systems are also used in the construction of new facilities.

    Schlossalmbahn lift NEW since 2018:
    Almost 90 % of the total energy demand for heating and hot water in the valley station area is generated by solar energy. The multifunctional lift building is equipped with solar panels for this purpose.

  • Did you know that...

    ... only meltwater, energy and cold may be used to create the perfect base for a high-quality slope. This we also stick too! 

  • Did you know that...

    ... snow can only be made when nature allows it – i.e. when the outside temperature is low enough?

    For this, exact weather forecasts are used to determine the perfect time to make snow. The water is taken from a depth of approx. 20 cm below the water surface because it is coldest there. This means that the water does not need to be unnecessarily cooled.

    In addition, 99% of the ski areas in Ski amadé use digital snow depth measurement via GPS. This way we know exactly how much snow there is and thus only as much is produced as is absolutely necessary, which saves water, energy and diesel.

  • Comparing a mouse to a giraffe

    An average northern giraffe is about four metres tall. An African dwarf mouse can also remain 4 centimetres small – resulting in a ratio of about one percent to the size of the giraffe. A gigantic comparison, isn't it? But why the comparison, especially since we are not in Africa, but in Austria?

    We want to dispel a myth here: you often hear that ski areas take up large areas and are getting bigger and bigger. Well, they don't take up more space in Ski amadé than a small dwarf mouse compared to a giraffe. Because the area of the Ski amadé ski resorts is on average only one percent of the total municipal area of the respective villages.

Facts to think about

  • Did you know that...

    ... the total energy consumption in Austria per skier and day (for cable cars, snowmaking, piste preparation, catering, heating and infrastructure) is 18.0 kWh?

    Converted, you could iron 270 shirts with this energy output

  • Did you know that...

    ... the electricity demand of all cable cars in the whole of Austria is 750 GWh?
    That corresponds to exactly 1.2% of the total domestic energy demand.

    ... 23 700 hectares in Austria are used for piste requirements?

    ... 525,000 kWh are needed per winter to provide technical snow for a skiing area with about 30 ha of piste?
    For comparison: an indoor swimming pool has a demand of approx. 750,000 kWh per year.


  • Did you know that...

    ... 2,648 cableways and lifts are in operation in Austria every winter for your skiing fun?

    ... almost 125,900 full-time jobs have been created by Austria's cable car industry.

    ... the Austrian cable car industry was one of the first sectors to promote green energy.

  • Did you know that...

    ... the cable cars in some regions are not energy guzzlers, but - on the contrary - important producers?

    For example, through photovoltaic systems or energy production from the storage ponds.