The Spieljochbahn in Fügen has been honored with prestigious awards multiple times in both winter and summer operations. The gourmet restaurant Mountain Loft, located at the mountain station, has also received several prizes. The latest recognition comes from TÜV Austria, which awarded the Spieljochbahn the ISO 14001 certificate for environmentally conscious and sustainable management.

Environmental Certification ISO 14001

The Spieljochbahn has been awarded by TÜV Austria and holds the ISO 14001 certificate for environmentally conscious and sustainable management.

As a recognized standard for the certification of environmentally conscious businesses, ISO 14001 represents resource-efficient management – globally. The prerequisite for certification, awarded in Austria by TÜV Austria, is a documented and integrated environmental management system within the organization.

Sustainable practices and modern architecture in harmony with nature were already considered during the construction of the Spieljochbahn. In 2017, the Schultz Group focused on environmentally conscious operations: "At Spieljoch, our photovoltaic systems generate more than 100,000 kilowatt-hours. Thanks to our solar system at the mountain station and the heat recovery system, we save even more energy," says Maximilian Schultz, owner of Spieljochbahn and Schultz Group. The Spieljochbahn is also a pioneer in storage ponds, snow management, and slope construction: ecologically valuable grass turf is carefully removed and reinstalled correctly. In addition, CO2 is saved in the valley station through district heating, and electric charging stations, as well as a cooperation with the ÖBB, contribute to sustainability.

"The Spieljochbahn is now at the forefront of tourist businesses that promote environmental protection and regional sustainability due to ISO 14001. It is proof that economic and ecological sustainability can be reconciled," explained lead auditor Mag. Eva Stockley.


Gault & Millau has awarded the gourmet restaurant Mountain Loft, under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Gian Paolo Pacchiele and his highly motivated team, one toque and 11 points.

The gourmet restaurant Mountain Loft Spieljoch was once again awarded BEST BERGRESTAURANT by in 2023.

The gourmet restaurant Mountain Loft Spieljoch was awarded as "Bewusst Tirol" restaurant in 2023. The "Bewusst Tirol" project recognizes the use of local ingredients to promote the strengthening of collaboration between tourism and agriculture.


Tested according to strict criteria and awarded the seal of quality BEST AUSTRIAN SUMMER MOUNTAIN LIFTS by the Association of Cable Cars of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Spieljochbahn has created mountain experiences with a guarantee of quality with its specialisation "Family".

The quality seal BEST AUSTRIAN SUMMER MOUNTAIN LIFTS guarantees a high-quality offering on the mountain. For certification, each operation must fulfill a comprehensive criteria catalog and be assigned to a specific experience repertoire. Within this thematic orientation: Family, Panoramic & Nature Experience, Adventure, Enjoyment, and Art & Culture, the excellent summer mountain railways offer exciting and attractive summer offerings on the mountain.

In total, 20 excellent Tyrolean summer mountain railways ensure mountain experiences with a quality guarantee.


The Spieljoch ski area has been awarded the title of WORLD LEADING SKI AREA UP TO 20 KM PISTES by, the world's largest test portal for ski areas. We are very proud of the 5-star rating in the category child & family friendliness!

The Zillertal was awarded BEST SKITAL by, the world's largest test portal of ski resorts.

Top slopes, first-class infrastructure, everything tailored to the needs of families: the Spieljochbahn is a quality-certified Tyrolean family ski region that goes the extra mile to ensure an unforgettable winter vacation for parents and children.