Europe's largest year-round ski slope with two Sunkid Moving Carpet and connected tubing track sets new standards
With the opening of the Wunderwiese am Schneeberg, a small piece of Austrian tourism history is being written in the southeast of Vienna. Puchberg am Schneeberg sets an exclamation mark here that attracts a lot of attention beyond the country's borders. The largest plastic ski slope in Europe was opened here on an area of over 5,000 m². Due to the decline in snow days per winter, inventiveness, innovative products as well as alternative concepts for many low-lying winter sports areas are now more in demand than ever. "It's definitely a super alternative and it's great that we have this opportunity in Lower Austria," multiple World Cup and Olympic champion Michaela Dorfmeister was also pleased after testing the slope with professional turns.
The specially developed synthetic mats promise almost identical skiing characteristics as known on snow. These scientifically confirmed capabilities make it possible to enjoy the experience of winter sports not only when there is no snow, but all year round.
Sunkid developed and realized the entire project in close cooperation with the operator NÖVOG and its long-term partner Neveplast. In addition to the two synthetic slopes, two Moving Carpet outdoor conveyor belts and a tubing track from Sunkid were also installed, creating a special highlight at Schneeberg.
"With this project, we have created another place where sports and family are writ large. We have invested one million euros and a lot of passion in the development and construction of this project. We are deliberately repositioning the Puchberg ski area because the winters at lower altitudes are becoming increasingly snow-poor and the new mat slope gives us a unique selling point. Children in particular can learn to ski here in safety, even away from the winter. Our motto is: do not close, but continue to develop ", explain Lower Austria's Provincial Council Karl Wilfing and NÖVOG GF Gerhard Stindl in unison.