SkiStar investing heavily in Scandinavia: Divests ownership of St. Johann in Tirol
The strong trend in Scandinavia of active mountain holidays all year round with family and friends is here to stay. To strengthen its position as the leading holiday tour operator for Scandinavia, SkiStar has decided to sell its shares as majority owner of the ski resort St. Johann in Tirol in Austria. The buyer is the Austrian family company Schultz Gruppe, which operates several ski resorts.
SkiStar Åre: Åre’s ‘In the Footsteps of Giants’ nominated for international award
The conceptual light setting “In the Footsteps of Giants” is one of the remaining finalists for the Lamp Awards 2013 – an international competition in architectural lighting. In the Footsteps of Giants was designed by Ljusarkitektur and is one of the 20 finalists selected from 608 entrants.
SkiStar Åre: Skiing and big events in Åre until 1 May
The snow has hardly yet turned into sorbet on the slopes in Åre since temperatures, despite a long period of sunny days have stayed mainly below zero. This has resulted in magic skiing conditions. We are now looking forward to playful slushy conditions but with cold snow further up on Mt Åreskutan and several big events such as classic Freeride and the popular downhill race Skutskjutet.
SkiStar Åre: Three new chairlifts in Åre
With one of the most significant investments in lifts ever made in Åre, next season will see the addition of no less than three modern chairlifts. The new lifts will boast capacity in the ski area with about 5 000 persons and further improve the skiing experience in the zone below the treeline. The building work will commence in May, and opening of the three new lifts will be in December 2013.
SkiStar Åre: Skiing turns showtime when Jon Olsson takes on Åre
The world’s greatest Big Air stars: Henrik Harlaut and Tanner Hall in the company of many others are in place in Åre to take part in the 2013 edition of Jon Olsson Invitational - JOI. The event now also includes the parallel slalom competition Betsafe Alpine Challenge, BAC, with many contestants from the men’s alpine elite.
SkiStar Åre: New hospitality training programme for SkiStar Åre’s employees
Actor Peter Magnusson is acting cicerone, taking the members of staff through a digital training programme based on SkiStar’s core values – Personal, Positive, Proficient and Professional. The programme shall result in the guests feeling even more welcome and new employees being comfortable in their role from the start.
SkiStar Åre: At the top of Mount Åreskutan in November
SkiStar Åre rounds up the autumn with another early opening. On Saturday 24 November, the cable car in Åre opened for the season. For the first time in SkiStar’s history the guests were able to ski from the top of Mount Åreskutan down to the valley as early as in November.
SkiStar Åre: Record-early opening of the VM8 lift
Following the more symbolic opening of Minitege last weekend which still resulted in more than 4 600 recorded lift rides, SkiStar Åre now follows up on Saturday 10 November by opening the VM8 lift for the season with, initially, the piste Gästrappet, meaning skiable verticals of 454 metres.
SkiStar Åre: Winter news at SkiStar Åre, 2012/2013 season
Known as the alpine capital of Scandinavia, Åre is a modern skiing resort with a long history and an international atmosphere. Trains to Åre stop in the centre of the town, and there are two international airports within an hour’s drive. In addition to wonderful skiing, Åre has a host of restaurants serving culinary treats, as well as an uncommonly wide range of shops and entertainment options.
SkiStar Åre: Maxi Avalanche in Åre - Marathon downhill with mass start
This coming weekend, 24-25 August, for the fifth consecutive year Åre will be hosting one of the events in the international bicycling competition Avalanche Cup. More than one hundred adrenalin pumped riders are taking on the downhill mass marathon in this extraordinary race.
SkiStar Åre: Mega event in Åre on Easter Eve – world class athletes tempt with super show
All the ski aficionados on site in Åre on Easter Eve can look forward to entertainment on a high level. The time has come for JOI Big Air and Vattenfall Alpine Challenge by Olsson and Byggmark in which freeride skiers and alpine world-class ski racers invite all the spectators to a great show. The start lists are quite impressive and include many names from the world’s utmost top lists.
SkiStar Åre: World Cup festival in Åre in March
The last week of the Swedish school holidays when the kids from the region flock to Åre will coincide with double World Cup events in Åre, for the very first time. The weekend 9-10 March the double events will attract the world’s best female alpine skiers together with the leading mogul athletes to Åre to fight for so-desired World Cup points.
SkiStar Åre: Åre gearing up to winter’s coolest sport event
On 16-18 February, the third of the four events which constitute the World Championship will be held in Swedish ski resort Åre, making this one of the winter’s greatest sport events estimated to attract large crowds of spectators. At the moment, the 420 metres long ice course is being finalized; a course that snakes down the hill before finishing right in the middle of Åre Square.