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Can winter tourism in Austria be sustainable?

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Walserbus & Cheese

Sustainable winter tourism

Sustainable winter tourism is not just a slogan for us, but a matter close to our hearts. That’s why we are committed to a responsible approach to the environment and climate every day.

For us, sustainable winter tourism begins with your arrival for your winter vacation in Kleinwalsertal!

Travel by public transport thanks to the Walser bus or simply leave your car until you leave. If you hand in your car keys at reception, you will benefit from our “Cheese for Kilometre Ascese” campaign, which was awarded the Innovation Prize in 2014. Not only are you doing something for the environment, you are also taking home a piece of Walser mountain cheese and a small memento of Kleinwalsertal. Don’t worry, with the free guest card you can stay mobile and use the buses in the valley free of charge or simply set off on the ski slopes directly from the hotel. You can also look forward to free cross-country skiing equipment in winter. Perhaps you will discover a new hobby?

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Soft winter tourism

Sustainable ski vacation in our climate-neutral organic hotel in Austria

We are lucky in Kleinwalsertal, because Mrs Holle means well with us. If she does have a bad day, we make sure that you as skiers get your money’s worth by making snow on the Ski slope.

But how is this compatible with our philosophy?

In contrast to other ski destinations, snow is only produced in Kleinwalsertal when temperatures are stable below 0°C and with rainwater of drinking water quality. The mountain railroads in Kleinwalsertal also do their best to save energy.

The Chesa Valisa is just as perfect for a sustainable skiing or cross-country skiing vacation as it is for other soft winter sports activities. How about a snowshoe hike on the snow-covered Gottesacker, for example?

To protect nature, skiing and winter hiking are only permitted on the marked routes, so we find a compromise between winter sports and nature conservation. In order to preserve our beautiful home for generations to come, we live sustainable winter tourism. That is why we have been a certified organic hotel since 2007 and climate-neutral since 2019.

Clay walls & ionized spring water

Sustainable architecture and energy concept

We have built our hotel using energy-saving timber construction methods and only high-quality, natural building materials. Our clay walls, for example, ensure a pleasant indoor climate even in winter and help us to save valuable energy.

Of course, we heat CO2 -neutrally with district heating, largely generated from wood chips from Walser farmers. You can also enjoy a warm shower after a winter’s day in Kleinwalsertal without a guilty conscience, as we heat our spring water using our photovoltaic systems.

Why can our guests swim in the well-tempered outdoor pool even in winter?

Quite simply! We use the waste heat from the laundry room to heat our ionized spring water and thus completely dispense with chlorine and, for the most part, additional energy.