Coveted Awards go to the Saas Valley
On Tuesday, representatives of Saas Valley Bergbahnen AG received the renowned "skiareatest" award in six categories. The Saas Valley was rewarded for its high quality standards. A total of 39 winter destinations from five Alpine countries were inspected.
Over the last few years, the international "skiareatest" has developed into a yardstick within the tourism industry in terms of quality, customer service and security and, on an annual basis, it evaluates ski areas across the whole of the Alps. During the 2016/17 winter season, the test team visited 39 ski resorts in Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia and France. For 22 years now, they have been evaluating a broad set of categories ranging from slope preparation to guest information systems and the friendliness of staff.
At the award ceremony in the Austrian resort of Pertisau am Achensee, a delegation from Saas-Fee succeeded in bringing home six "skiareatest" awards: “Switzerland Test Champion 2016/17: Gold", "International Slopes Quality Seal: Gold”, Snowmaking Trophy", "Friendliest Cable Car Staff", "Fun & Action" and the "Art Trophy" for the staging of the world’s largest ice pavilion on the Mittelallalin.
Top quality at the best price
“We are very proud of these six awards and see them as a sign of appreciation for the great work that our employees put in on a daily basis. Thanks to the WinterCARD, this winter we had 50% more Ski Days and were also able to further improve quality at the same time - the Saas Valley stands for top quality at the best price", says Urs Zurbriggen, Deputy Managing Director of Saastal Bergbahnen AG.
For “skiareatest” President Klaus Hönigsberger, it’s not all just about rewarding good performance but also about motivating the people employed in the ski resorts. A total of 330 guests took part in the award ceremony on the event ship, "MS Achensee", including Ueli Frutiger of Seilbahnen Schweiz (Swiss Cable Cars), Austria’s premier cable way specialist, Franz Hörl and double tobogganing world champion, Lea Geiger.
Saastal Marketing AG, Andreas Zurbriggen, PR
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