AIMING HIGH - skiing holiday in the skicircus
Documentary of the mountain railways Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang
Whether hikers, bikers, snowboarders or skiers - so nature lovers and sports enthusiasts in winter and in summer you can enjoy the mountains in Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang fully, a lot of work is needed. Up to 480 staff are at the lifts at peak times this in use.
Area of responsibility becoming more diverse:
The tasks of the ropeway is now an enormously varied. Numerous fields of activity must be covered: classic "Liftler" that will help when boarding the chairlift, technicians who operate the snow-making, cable cars and lifts and wait "Schneiber" that prepare the slopes at night and those employees who ensure the installation of avalanche galleries and blasting for the safety of the athletes. Work is done in shifts, virtually around the clock. The job profile is more complex, among other reasons was a few years ago the teaching profession "cable car specialist / woman" was introduced.
Authentic Picture drawn
Nearly a year filmmakers have the mountain railway servants in Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang accompanied in their work - by day, by night, in summer and in winter. The result of the 23-minute documentary is "Aiming high", which gives a good insight into the many activities of the ropeway. "Many people do not know that for new construction projects also appropriate balance work must be done. Example, biotopes or topsoil from construction sites are taken and planted in another place, "explains Hannes Neumayer (superintendent Schönleiten) the difficult balancing act between the creation of new infrastructure and sustainable use of nature. This difficult border crossing is also one of the focal points of the film.
Avalanche blasting, the installation of avalanche galleries, creating snow profiles, the initial treatment and the removal of injured people who work on the lift supports at a dizzying height, maintenance of the entire infrastructure, but also unique, atmospheric shots of the mountains are part of the documentary. "Difficult, the project was mainly because we had to deliver on many exposed, in some cases completely secluded places and build all the equipment. For Among other components, helicopters, drones and cranes. The pictures should be as authentic as possible, "says Roland Chytra which has been successfully implemented with argusauge.tv the project.
The film about the magazine
"The goal was mainly to show how extensive the work and how much responsibility lies with the lifts, so the athletes will benefit from perfect slopes and world-class infrastructure. We wanted this set to work everyday so the scene as it actually is, "explains Bernhard Niederseer (Marketing lifts in Saalbach Hinterglemm) and adds," For three years, every year the glossy magazine is published "High-addition" and gives an insight into the work of the mountain railways. By documenting the cinematic counterpart is now virtually created this ".