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by Klaus in People

The Reutte Helicopter Rescue Team

Searches for lost hikers, ski accidents or broken legs—when the location is remote and challenging in and around the mountains of Reutte, RK-2 helicopter’s rescue team is called upon. On board is Florian Selb who volunteers his time and expertise in the service of people who need assistance.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

Making Corduroy: The Ski Groomer on Harakiri Run

With a 78 percent grade, the thrilling double black Harakiri Trail rakes in hard-core honours for being Austria’s steepest downhill run. This sickeningly steep terrain requires a special winch cat to groom, which is driven by heavy machinery operator Christoph Egger.

4 min. Reading time
by Irene in Food & Drink

A Fine Surprise: Chocolate from Tirol

Product visionary, agricultural economist, idea woman, enabler, and entrepreneur: Innsbruck-native Therese Fiegl has masterminded a range of products based on local ingredients that combine high-quality workmanship with environmentally friendly options. This is her personal way of addressing the big challenges of the world.

6 min. Reading time
by Sebastian Höhn in People

Being Herdsmen for a Summer

Fire, water, cattle and wood. Essentially, this is all Sarah Kofler, Janis Pönisch and their two children need each summer, when they leave their work and city life in the valley to spend two months on an ‘Alm’ high in the Austrian Alps. Tending 34 cattle in a world that you thought was long gone…

7 min. Reading time
by Irene in Architecture

Not Your Ordinary Hotel: Trinserhof in Gschnitztal Valley

When you book a room at Trinserhof, you’re in for a hotel experience like no other. While it may sound like a bit of a contradiction, it’s a little bit traditional (obviously), a little bit rustic, with a hint of modern, and infused with an heirloom and handmade look, created with great attention to detail…

5 min. Reading time
by Irene in Architecture

kontor Boutique Hotel: Blending the Old with the New

Ursula and Marek Drasny, the owners of a 500-year-old house in Hall in Tirol have turned a costly burden into a moneymaking business by opening up to overnight guests. What is involved when you convert your historic house into a boutique hotel? Does it take courage or ingenuousness to reach for dreams?

5 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

The Village Lift of Navis

Installed in 1960, powered by a 42-horsepower diesel engine, crossing the village road: The T-Bar lift of Navis represents a fading era of the snow sport. Lift operator Friedl Peer has been keeping the lift running for two decades.

5 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

Eddie the Eagle in Tirol

With the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld in full swing, Tirol welcomed a very special guest: Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards – the worst and the most popular ski jumper of all time!

5 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

The DJ at the Mother of all Après Ski Bars

MooserWirt in St. Anton, “The Mother of all Après Ski Bars” epitomizes the après scene—and DJ Gerhard’s signature tunes send the crowd into an après frenzy that has to be seen to be believed. He has been spinning the turntables for 25 years and is still going strong.

5 min. Reading time
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