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Dear journalists, for detailed information, possible queries or the use of press photos from the Kaunertal Glacier, please contact:

Kaunertaler Gletscherbahnen GmbH / Daniel Frizzi / 6524 Kaunertal / Österreich
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Latest press reports

Anna Gasser back on snow

Oympia winner Anna Gasser is finally back on the snowboard after a two month Corona break. This was made possible by the Kaunertal Glacier in cooperation with the ÖSV and Pistenbully. Since a few days Anna and her ÖSV colleagues Clemens Millauer and Moritz Amsüss have been training on the specially built Jump.

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One more skiing experience on the Kaunertal glacier

After several weeks of COVID-19-related closure, the Kaunertal Glacier plans to resume skiing at the start of the summer season from May 29 to June 7, 2020. The glacier road as well as the accessible crevasse will already be open again from May 21, 2020, and operation will be carried out in compliance with appropriate hygiene measures.

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Official opening Falginjochbahn 3.113 m

From Saturday, December 7, 2019, the new Falginjochbahn 3,113 m will go into operation after a construction period of five and a half months.
The new lift will transport up to 100 people to 3,113 m above sea level in just 3.9 minutes.

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'Bergretter' film shooting on the Kaunertal glacier

The Kaunertal Valley is again the backdrop for the winter special of the TV series “Die Begretter”. The series crew around main actor Sebastian Ströbel has been coming to the Kaunertal Valley for many years to shoot winter outdoor scenes.

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35. Kaunertal Opening

Bright sunshine, radiant faces and a sea of new products. The 33rd Kaunertal Opening enchanted its visitors with a NEW Snowpark, exciting contests, action-packed events and legendary party nights and gave them a successful start of the season.

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Charity Triathlon of extremes: from Langkampfen to the Kaunertal glacier

A Triathlon of the completely special kind completed the Innsbrucker extreme sportsman Christian Schaar on Saturday: Over 12 hours it fought itself at the wheel, swimming and running from Langkampfen up to the Kaunertaler glacier forwards – the net proceeds of the project come the network Tirol helps – Tiroler star sky to property.

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Fascination Starry Skies: New Night Hike in the Kaunertal

On one of the darkest night skies in Austria not only the Big Dipper and the evening star shine especially brightly. What there is to see and to know about the sky, the Tyrolean Environmental Advocate, together with the TVB Kaunertal and the Kaunertal Glacier Cableways, would like to pass on to interested parties within the framework of the new Interreg V project “FUTOURIST”.

The aim of “FUTOURIST” is to promote natural and cultural treasures in the Alps

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First barrier-free PistenBully in the world in Kaunertal

The barrier-free overall offer in the Kaunertal Valley is now being expanded with the world’s first barrier-free PistenBully. The special off-road vehicle is based on a joint idea of Kässbohrer Austria and the Kaunertal Glacier Cableways.

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YouTube star Sophia Thiel shot at the Kaunertal glacier

“What an experience”, said 23-year-old Sophia Thiel after filming on the Kaunertal glacier, “the almost 3,000 meters in altitude and the thin air, which was unusual for me, were an additional challenge for the body in addition to the exercises”.

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10-year partnership between Kaunertal Glacier and Argentinean ski resort Las Leñas

The partnership between the Kaunertal Glacier and the Argentinean ski resort Las Leñas has now been in existence for a decade – it came about by chance, with the help of Swiss Olympic ski champion Marie-Theres Nadig. Representatives from Las Leñas were guests in Tyrol for the anniversary.

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South Tyrolean Edwin Coratti and the dream of Olympia

Only one more step to South Korea: For the 26-year-old snowboarder Edwin Coratti from Langtaufers, the dream of his first Olympic Winter Games can already come true this weekend.

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International activities on the Kaunertal glacier

At the end of September, skiing on the Kaunertal glacier began. Since then, not only hobby sportsmen and women have been able to take advantage of the top conditions: Several international ski and snowboard teams, among them some “exotics” as well as even the former Olympic champion Marie Theres Nadig, have been and still are guests at the glacier.

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A "legendary" weekend: 32rd Kaunertal Opening rang in the snowpark season

Bright sunshine, hotly contested contests and snowpark action: Last weekend, three weeks after the start of ski operations, the Kaunertal glacier officially started into the new winter season with the traditional KTO – and thrilled around 5,000 visitors over three days, including an unprecedented snowpark setup.

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Silvretta Classic Ralley as guest in Kaunertal

The 20th edition of the Silvretta Classic Rallye Montafon took place from 6 to 8 July 2017. Around 180 automobile jewels drove through Vorarlberg and Tyrol for three days, stopping at the Kaunertal Glacier, among other places. Among the participants were several prominent names such as the former Formula 1 driver Karl Wendlinger or the former Le Mans winner Joachim Winkelhock.

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Ski-Topstars at the Kaunertal Glacier

In the merry month of May, the Kaunertal Glacier is far from tranquility. Instead, a number of professional winter sportsmen and women, including the Alpine downhill skiers and snowboarders of the ÖSV, are currently training in the ski area.

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The return of a world champion

In the 1980s and 1990s he was one of the most successful ski racers in the world and trained regularly on the Kaunertal glacier. Now the four-time world champion Marc Girardelli returned to the ski resort in the western Tyrol for a TV production about the development of skiing – and tried his hand at both old and new material.

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The return of the roped parties

“We are a place with tradition – with us everything stays different! The Kaunertal Glacier lived up to this motto again on April 23rd. Together with the ski club and the Kaunertal Ski School, the mountain railroads took up an old custom from the 1930s at the “1st Glacier Soal Race” – the rope race, which ultimately developed from crossing the glacier in a rope team.

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