In the winter season 2015/16, the Skiareatest-Team was in the European Alpine region and used tried and tested criteria to assess the participating ski areas. The extensive evaluation sheets were evaluated and the results presented on occasion of the Prowinter 2016 trade fair in Bolzano.
On Friday 8 April ´16, more than 400 guests from the cable car and tourism industry turned up to witness the prsentation of the coveted Winter-Awards and international piste seal of quality. Guests in attendance included South Tirol's chief cable car guru Siegfried Pichler, Chairman of the trade association of Austrian cable cars Franz Hörl, President of the trade fair Bolzano, Armin Hilpold, guests of honour Linda Stricker, Grand Council Leo Jeker and coaching legend Charly Kahr.
The international piste seals of quality are awarded for three years The international piste seal of quality was awarded to Axamer Lizum with 5.9 out of 6.0 possible points. "A big thank you to the entire team from Axamer Lizum. Without the hard-working and motivated staff on duty day and night for our winter sports guests, such a result would not have been possible." says management Josef Pöschl.
In Axamer Lizum, the Hoadl Haus impressed the most. For this it received the award Most popular mountain restaurant. The Hoadl Haus at 2,340 m above sea level offers modern and traditional cuisine, various events and seating for 600 with one of the largest covered sun terraces in the Alps and extraordinary views of the surrounding Alpine world. Restaurant manager Jürgen Lackner: "I’m very proud of this award. The award shows us that we as a team have performed very well and that this is also appreciated by our guests."