22/10/2014 / See

Everything NEW in the family skiing area See

The family skiing area See is making accessible hitherto undiscovered terrain with its new 8-seat gondola lift and also upgrading its gastronomic options with a new SkyBar and an additional restaurant. 

2,100 metres cable car, 25 hectares or 8 kilometres of pistes more – those are the facts. A completely new dimension when it comes to fun in the snow – that's the reality. With a new 8-seat gondola lift, the See cable cars in Paznaun are expanding their domain, not only for piste freaks but also by opening up completely new perspectives to deep powder snow and off-piste skiers. Thanks to the Versingbahn cable car, the family skiing area will be gaining one more top-class attraction as of 19 December. 

Additional piste mileage, new SkyBar and mattress dorm at 2,256 m
Until now, the Ascherhüttenkessel in direction of "Versingalm" was accessible only via one downhill run. The Versingbahn cable car is changing that permanently: An additional eight kilometres of red, medium-difficult ski runs and ski routes are developed. To this come unique deep powder snow slopes below the Rotpleiskopf (2,936 metres). An area open only to ski tourers until now. In the family skiing area See, with its large practice area at 1,850 metres, ambitious skiers and freeriders come by their dream powder. The until now remotely located "Ascher Hütte" (2,256 metres) becomes part of the ski area. Instead of his winter room for self-caterers, landlord Daniel Schütz will be opening his 40 bunks in the mattress dorm on 19 December and is expecting a "huge rush". His restaurant with 60 seats as well as the new umbrella bar will also be open for winter business for the first time. Thanks to a new kitchen and new electricity supply, he will serve guest treats such as Paznaun roast pork or Paznaun Graukassuppe (grey cheese soup). And that with table service, something rarely found in classic ski huts. A special highlight will be the new viewing platform with SkyBar in glass-diamond design next to the Gratli Restaurant at 2,220 m.

Sustainable upgrading of infrastructure
The Versingbahn cable car, 2,100 metres long and with an altitude difference of 500 metres, is the longest and most powerful cable car in the See skiing area. The revolving lift with its 8-seat gondolas carries 1,500 people per hour up to the upper terminus, with a speed of six metres per second. In then planning phase, the lift operators paid special attention to ecology: The all-over artificial snowmaking for all downhill runs, made possible by energy from the on-site hydroelectric power station, guarantees skiing fun until after Easter. If the snowmaking facilities are not running, the elaborate system of pipes and 2 power station stages produce clean and green electricity. Thus the See cable cars produce more energy four times a year than they use themselves. That's what you call environmental protection, and the village has won multiple awards for this. In the course of the building activities, the "Ascher Hütte" and the "Versingalm" were also connected to the public sewage system.

See – the skiing area for the whole family
The See skiing area is located at the entrance to Paznaun valley (only 6 km from the Pians-Paznaun motorway exit) and reaches up to 2,500 metres altitude. The new See skiing paradise thus becomes accessible to winter sports fans who prefer a little less bustle but more fun on the diverse downhill runs in all levels of difficulty. Right in the heart of the skiing area, at the upper terminus of the Medrigjochbahn and next to the panoramic restaurant lies the "Kids Club", in which visiting kids are looked after for just one Euro per hour. On Tuesday evenings, See is the place where night owls young and old meet up: At t19:30 the floodlights on the night skiing piste are lit, transforming the "Geigerhang" into a freshly groomed dream downhill run. Furthermore, the six kilometre long toboggan run is also floodlit and open to tobogganing fans. Those who prefer skiing to tobogganing can do so until 22:30 beneath the Paznaun starry skies or floodlit skies. From 22:30 the See skiing school, will be presenting an 30-minute demo-show on the night skiing piste with the theme of "Fire on Ice". Apart from action-packed jumps, it shows off its best short turn formations as well as nostalgic interludes, ending the impressive performance with a big firework show in the snow. This is followed by a typical Tyrolean evening in the panoramic restaurant from 21:00, with a hearty snack and folksy music (until 24:00). 

Conveniently on holiday - with the SkiHit Pass
Six days, six benefits: With the SkiHit-Pass, skiers get an additional one-day ski pass on top of the six days of skiing on their day of arrival, ascents and descents for the evening programme on Tuesday, a half-day carving lesson at See skiing school, vouchers for free ski-service and test-skis to try out as well as free childcare in the See guest kindergarten. The SkiHit-Classic package includes six days of skiing fun in See from 177 Euro for adults and 116.50 Euro for children. With the SkiHit-Option package, guests book a four-day pass for See and can also go skiing in the neighbouring ski areas of Kappl, Ischgl/Samnaun and Galtür on two additional days. Available from 224 Eurom for adults and 153 Euro for children. More information can be found at https://www.see.at/en or www.bergbahn.com