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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.
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Electric ski buses in the ski areas of Ski amadé
The individual regions are increasingly focusing on sustainability, so there are now electric ski buses in some ski areas.
First electric ski bus in Styria
Since December 24, 2021, an electric ski bus has strengthened the Planai bus fleet for the entire winter
The battery-powered ski bus is mainly used on the ski bus line in the valley between the 4-mountain ski area and on the Rohrmooser Plateau, where it brings winter sports enthusiasts directly to the mountain railway stations in an environmentally friendly and comfortable way. The e-bus also impresses with an enormous range of up to 400 kilometers.
“Our future goal is to convert the bus fleet to environmentally friendly vehicles. That's why we're happy to have the opportunity to test the modern electric ski bus throughout the season. As the largest Styrian leisure company, we will take further environmentally friendly measures in the future, so in the near future we will also start testing eFuel snow groomers and buses for the first time," says Planai Managing Director Georg Bliem.
"With a length of 12 meters and a width of 2.55 meters, the bus also offers plenty of space for a total of 83 people. We are already looking forward to the first days of operation with great anticipation," says Boris Milusic, Head of Buses.
Electric bus test operation in Snow Space Salzburg
For several years, the Snow Space Salzburg Bergbahnen have been working intensively on the topic of how environmentally friendly skiing can take place on the basis of ecological criteria.
One pillar of the sustainability strategy is the reduction of the company's own CO2 footprint. In order to be able to identify meaningful data for further action steps, the mountain railways, together with an independent institute, analyzed the energy consumption using the example of the 2019/20 winter season. The surveys show that the ski bus operation causes a large proportion of CO2 emissions.
In order to enable guests to travel to and from the valley stations of the cable cars as comfortably as possible, Snow Space Salzburg operates over 20 ski bus lines in the towns of Flachau, Wagrain, St. Johann and the surrounding communities. With the use of new drive technologies in the in-house vehicle fleet, one hopes to be able to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Extensive tests are currently being carried out for this purpose with the electric bus models available on the market.