Covid-19 Information for ski-winter 21/22 at Rauriser Hochalmbahnen

(17, december 2021)

In compliance with the currently applicable regulations and our additional security measures, we are firmly convinced that you can spend relaxing and safe winter days in Rauris. 

Do guests have to provide proof of Covid when using lifts?

Yes, for people aged 12 and over to use the lifts it is mandatory to provide evidence of a low epidemiological risk in accordance with the 2G rule (vaccinated-recovered) when purchasing a ticket.
For children and adolescents who are required to attend school in Austria, the Ninja Pass is valid as proof of 2G and is also valid on weekends in the respective test week. The Holiday-Ninja-Pass is valid as a replacement for the 2G proof during the school-free period both for Austrian school-age children and young people as well as for school-age holiday guests from abroad.

When is a person considered fully vaccinated or recovered?

vaccines with two vaccine doses: A vaccination is only considered to be evidence of a low epidemiological risk if it has been fully immunized. This proof is issued from the day of the 2nd vaccination and is valid for 270 days. After that, a third vaccination is required for a longer period of validity.
Vaccines with a single dose: In the case of vaccinations where only one dose is provided (Johnson & Johnson), this counts as evidence from the 22nd day. The validity is 270 days from the day of vaccination.
Please note: From January 3, 2022, a second vaccination is mandatory for validity.
Vaccination for those who have recovered: A vaccination if there is positive evidence of SARS-CoV-2 disease or evidence of neutralizing antibodies at least 21 days before the vaccination. The vaccination is not valid for more than 360 days. As of December 6th, the validity period will be shortened to nine months.
Third vaccination: The third vaccination (or, in the case of single vaccines, the second vaccination) is valid for 360 days. There must be at least 120 days between the second and third vaccination.

What is valid as 2G proof for the ticket purchase?

The Green Pass or any of the following proofs are accepted for access:

  • Vaccinated: proof of complete vaccination.
  • Recovered: a separation notice or a doctor's confirmation of an infection that occurred in the past six months and has currently expired. Antibody evidence that was issued six months after the infection was carried out will no longer be accepted.
  • Rapid antigen tests and PCR tests are no longer considered evidence.

    Which Covid vaccines are approved as 2G proof in the European Union?

  • The vaccine Comirnaty from the manufacturer Biontech / Pfizer is approved from the age of 12 years.
  • The vaccine Spikevax from the manufacturer Moderna is approved from the age of 12 years.
  • The vaccine Vaxzevria from the manufacturer AstraZeneca is approved from the age of 18 years.
  • The vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen from the manufacturer Janssen is approved from the age of 18 years.

    How do I link my ski ticket to the necessary 2G proof?

    Your ticket only allows access to the ski area if you link a valid 2G proof to your ticket.The linking / activation of the ski passes with the necessary 2G proof can be done in 3 ways:
  • At the cash desks
  • At the activation pillars in the cash desk area of ​​the Hochalmbahn and Kreuzbodenbahn
  • You can access the online activation portal here.

Do I have to wear an FFP2 mask?

The permanent wearing of an FFP2 mask is compulsory for people aged 14 and over in  waiting areas / rooms (WC) and in the gondola. Children up to 6 years of age do not need a mask, from 6 to 14 years of age a tight-fitting mouth and nose protection is sufficient. Tube scarves (1.50 euros) and FFP2 masks (2.00 euros) are also available at our cash registers.

Which regulations apply to children?

Proof of 2G is required from the age of 12.
BUT: A Corona test pass (ninja pass) replaces the 2G proof for school-age children and adolescents, if the prescribed test intervals are adhered to, for the whole week, i.e. also on FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
In the school-free weeks, the HOLIDAY-NINJA-PASS can also replace the 2G proof with a complete test series:
• Valid negative test evidence must be available from day 1 to day 5
• Basically at least 2 tests of which have to be PCR tests
• All official test certificates must be attached to the Nija pass in paper form or digitally (including photo ID)
• With regular testing, the Holiday Ninja Pass is also valid on days 6 and 7 (= 2 bonus days)
• The 7-day cycle is flexible - the test series can be started on any day of the week.
The regulation also applies from December 17, 2021 to children who do not have to attend school in Austria.
• You can find more information about the Holiday-Nija-Pass here:
There you can also download the Holiday Ninja Pass.

Are there any capacity restrictions in winter?

There are currently no capacity restrictions.

How is the reimbursement regulated in winter 21/22?

If you cannot use ski passes that have already been paid due to official orders (including necessary quarantine on return home) or medical certificates regarding Covid19 - in whole or in part - then unused ski days will be refunded.

In the event of an official or economically necessary closure of the ski area, season tickets and multi-day tickets will be refunded depending on usage. The reimbursement is calculated from the season ticket price minus the off-season day ticket price of the respective person (adult / youth / child) for the daily admissions used.

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