myclimate "Cause We Care"
myclimate "Cause We Care" is a voluntary, customer- and company-based initiative for climate protection and sustainability in Swiss tourism. Also in the Saas Valley. Guests who purchased the innovative WinterCARD season ticket could support sustainable projects in the Saas Valley as well as worldwide through myclimate with a voluntary donation of CHF 2.-. The amount paid in was doubled by the cable car company Saastal Bergbahnen AG.
Ecology on the mountain as an important capital of the Free Republic of Holidays Saas-Fee. Saastal Bergbahnen AG is actively committed to responsible tourism and plays its part in it. Learn more about our sustainability projects.
myblueplanet | I AM PRO SNOW
myblueplanet is a non-profit and independent Swiss climate protection movement. The focus is on reducing consumption, increasing efficiency and promoting renewable energies. Since 2015, they have been spreading the I AM PRO SNOW campaign in Switzerland, which motivates snow sports enthusiasts to protect the climate, with the help of winter sports athletes. After the Paris Climate Conference the campaign was complemented by "100% comitted". Participating ski resorts and mountain communities are committed to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 at the latest. In 2018, Saastal Bergbahnen AG entered into a cooperation with myblueplanet and also pursues this goal. The company initiates its resources in order to achieve this goal as far as possible.
Mountain Cleaning Day 2018
For the ninth time the "Mountain Cleaning Day" took place on 07 June 2018 in Saas-Fee. 210 volunteers freed the forest and meadow from the waste of the winter season.
When the snow melts in spring, the sad souvenirs of the ski season appear. Sustainability is an important issue in the Saas Valley, explains Urs Zurbriggen."We wish for a responsible tourism and play our part in it."In nature a cigarette has an average lifespan of 15 years and a plastic bottle takes about 500 years to disappear. That's why a Mountain Cleaning Day is so important. At 8 am in the morning, pupils from the Saas primary school, employees of the cable car company Saastal Bergbahnen AG, numerous residents and holiday guests met up at the Felskinn valley station. Urs Zurbriggen, the Deputy CEO of Saastal Bergbahnen AG, took on the role as coordinator, divided the volunteers into 21 groups and assigned them to their area of responsibility. Armed with chainsaws, rakes and garbage bags, the groups spread out in all directions.
Variety to everyday life
Lia-Mara Bösch also walked across the meadow with a garbage bag, looked concentrated at the ground and bent down here and there to pick up plastic rubbish, glass splinters and insulation material. At the invitation of Saastal Tourism, the professional snowboarder interrupted her condition training in Magglingen to help. It is an important concern for her: "Leaving waste on the slopes has serious consequences for the environment. With this work, we are reducing the environmental impact. But the goal must be that there will be nothing left to collect after the end of a season". It is also a possibility to give something back to Saas-Fee - one of their training areas. It's also a welcome change from everyday training: "I can still train my legs tomorrow," she said and laughed.
The event gets bigger
The "Mountain Cleaning Day" was held this year for the ninth time under this name. However, the event is much older. In the past the spring cleaning in nature was simply the "Gmeiwärch" and was taken over by the communities of the region with help of the school classes. This year, Saastal Tourism and the cable car company Saastal Bergbahnen AG have joined forces for the first time. This cooperation has enabled the event to be organised on a larger scale.
Award for energy efficiency + climate protection
The act Cleantech Agency Switzerland congratulates the cable car company Saastal Bergbahnen AG on its commitment in the field of climate protection and that it has entered into a target agreement with the federal government until 2024. The efforts of the company for a better energy efficiency support a better environment and a sustainable future of the region and the country.
Cleaning Day 2017
Just in time for the start of the summer season, the mountain world of Saas-Fee has been cleaned up. The Cleaning Day of the cable car company Saastal Bergbahnen AG took place on Wednesday, 7th June 2017.
This year, the annual team day of the Saastal Bergbahnen AG was used to clear the ski area of rubbish and to get it in shape. On Hannig, Plattjen, Spielboden, Längfluh and Felskinn, 86 employees cleaned the picnic areas, disposed old piste markings and renewed the rubber mats in various station buildings. In addition, the water gutters on the Plattjen forest path were reset and the Hannig scooter bike track repaired.
With the help of the gondola lifts and Air Zermatt, the work went smoothly. With the best weather, the day ended with a barbecue in the Wolfsgrube. "You don't get a second chance for a first impression - this was the slogan for the first Cleaning Day, which was completed successfully. It was great to see how our entire staff took up the challenge and cleaned up our ski area with great enthusiasm and commitment. Not only were tons of material disposed, but the day turned into a great team building event," says Urs Zurbriggen, Deputy CEO of Saastal Bergbahnen AG.
[Translate to English:] E-Shuttlebus-Betrieb
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Wintersportgäste profitieren seit der Wintersaison 2016/17 in Saas-Fee von einer markanten Neuerung: Ein Shuttlebus-Betrieb für Skifahrerinnen und Skifahrer. Die Shuttlebusse verbinden die Strecke zwischen Busterminal/Parkhaus und der Talstation des Alpin Express. Wie es zum autofreien Ferienort passt, fahren die Busse emissionsfrei. Einerseits dient dies dem Komfort unserer Wintergäste, gleichzeitig wird auch die ökologische Nachhaltigkeit berücksichtigt.