piste guiding system

To ensure a maximum joyful experience of the fantastic slopes of the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn in all their variety,
you need world-class lift facilities, exceptional runs as well as a smart piste guiding system that guides the skiers easily and comfortably through the ski area. The Skicircus, therefore, initiated an extensive design process to set the benchmark for alpine guiding and information systems. The key criteria: an internationally comprehensible orientation at a glance in any weather condition, at any skiing speed. The result is a clear focus on the essential, thought-through to the detail: since the winter season 2019/20, ten alphanumeric zones, three different colours for the difficulty levels, a further one for safety/danger, detailed panorama maps without distortion, information portals at the entry zones, LED displays for the lift/slope status and a lot more guarantee an easy orientation throughout the Skicircus. The icing on the cake is the new ALPIN CARD Navigator App.

 

A TRAFFIC CONCEPT FOR THE SLOPES

Reinventing a slope guidance system from scratch for such a large and varied ski area as the SKICIRCUS Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is a mammoth task. But those who aspire to be exemplary in terms of orientation, safety and system uniformity must lead the way.

 

EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT: KEY ELEMENTS AND UPDATES

  1. 10 alphanumerical skiing zones – positioned clockwise around the ski area
  2. Colours and shapes – for difficulty levels, safety, attractions… accessible for all
  3. Pictograms – simple symbols for fast comprehension
  4. Signposts – warnings, turn-offs with panoramas, distant destinations and attractions
  5. Slope markings – with emergency phone numbers on the back
  6. Panorama boards – general overview at the valley stations, detailed view at the top
  7. Alphanumerical station names
  8. Detailed panorama boards – at the exits
  9. Portals at the lift entrances – with location, slope information and routes

THE WHOLE SKICIRCUS IN 10 ZONES. ARRANGED CLOCKWISE. NOTHING TO IT.

10 alphanumerical zones and their mountain names reveal the big picture. Positioned in a clockwise manner around the main locations, they offer a clear, central orientation.

Zone A - Schattberg || Zone B- Zwölferkogel || Zone C - Hochalm || Zone D - Reiterkogel || Zone E - Reckmoos || Zone F - Streuböden || Zone G - Bernkogel || Zone H - Kohlmais || Zone I - Schönleiten || Zone L - Asitz

SIMPLE COLOUR-CODE SYSTEM. BASED ON SYMBOLS, ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL.

Six colours are all that are needed to convey all the relevant information on the go. The three difficulty levels have each been allocated a shape (circle, square, hexagon). This means that the difficulty level of a slope can be easily recognised, even with poor visibility or impaired colour perception. 4 shapes speak clearly, even without colour coding.

WHAT TYPE OF LIFT? WHICH ZONE? EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE WITH THE ALPHANUMERIC CODE.

Straightforward pictograms (lift type) and alphanumeric codes (zone/detailed zone) enable clear labelling of the lifts and ski area zones. The slopes are (like the zones) numbered in a clockwise manner and are therefore easy to distinguish on the panoramas and maps.

SYSTEMATIC SIGNPOSTS. ON THE GO, THE WAY IS CLEAR.

Just like a traffic control system, we highlight approaching turn-offs with warning signs. Turn-off signs are then positioned at the junctions. Both types of sign contain the relevant information for the turn-off.

All signposts indicate the difficulty level with their background colour.

In addition, panorama maps (general panoramas and detailed panoramas) are attached to many turn-off signposts to help with reorientation.

Along the slope: orientation, again and again.

The slope markings show that you are on the right track. And in case of emergency, emergency numbers are written on the back

GENERAL PANORAMA. ALWAYS FIND OUT QUICKLY WHAT COUNTS.

At the valley stations there are large general panoramas. Guests can get a focused view of the slopes before them before embarking on their descent.

DETAILED PANORAMAS. ALWAYS FIND OUT QUICKLY WHAT COUNTS.

At the mountain stations there are zone panoramas. Guests can get a focused view of the slopes before them before embarking on their descent.

PANORAMA BOARDS. THE SOURCE OF ALL INFORMATION.

As well as the usual information, at numerous locations there is now an infrastructure module, which lists all highlights of the zone, including nearby huts.
If required, there is now also a safety module that shows the most important safety topics in an easily understandable way.

PORTALS AT LIFT ENTRANCES. IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN PASSING.

At the lift entrances there are grey portals with the key information for skiing fun: a one-stop information point with lift names, operating times, the time, safety information, skiing routes,...

ANALOGUE BEFORE DIGITAL. SIGNS BEFORE APPS.

The new slope guidance system is intended to offer safe and comprehensive orientation in the ski area. Therefore, the whole ski area has a motto: analogue before digital. Wherever our guests are in the ski area, we want them to be able to orientate themselves easily, quickly and in all conditions. And in case you do prefer digital orientation, the ALPIN CARD NAVIGATOR will soon be available.