INTERALPIN Makes a Stateside Visit

NSAA President Michael Berry is already excited.


INTERALPIN, the leading international trade fair for alpine technologies, is the most popular platform for new products and innovations from the cable car industry, attracting trade visitors from some 80 countries. It will be taking place in Innsbruck between April 26 and 28, 2017. As an associate member of NSAA, INTERALPIN is making its first visit to the USA to promote what it does.

Innsbruck – Boasting more than 480 ski resorts and over 2,600 ski lifts, the USA is undoubtedly one of the world’s top countries for skiing. It is therefore no surprise that INTERALPIN, the leading international trade fair for Alpine technologies, is making its first visit in its role as a new associate member of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), as Christian Mayerhofer, CEO of Congress Messe Innsbruck, explains: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to present Interalpin at the industry’s most important US event and to discuss the latest developments face to face with representatives of the biggest alpine skiing resorts in the country and the leading suppliers of Alpine technologies.”

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Tailwinds for the INTERALPIN Golf Trophy 2015

Stefan Kleinlercher, Georg Schuler, Manfred Huber, Patrizia Pircher, Ekkehard Assmann, Christian Mayerhofer


Innsbruck–Igls. The ropeway industry is perfectly able to cope with the challenge of strong winds, and the 70 participants in the 6th edition of the INTERALPIN Golf Trophy on the Olympia Golf Course Innsbruck-Igls were eager to rise to this challenge.

The golf enthusiasts from the ropeway and tourism industries came from Austria, Germany, Italy, Belgium and even Russia. The windy conditions did not do any harm to their golf swings; instead they enjoyed this competitive industry get-together with bright sunshine, culinary delights and the unique mountain scenery as a backdrop.

The tournament was held in a relaxed and easy-going atmosphere with lots of opportunities to putt, chat and network. As Stefan Kleinlercher, project manager of INTERALPIN and initiator of the golf trophy put it: “The success story of INTERALPIN continues on the golf course. For the industry leaders the trophy is a lot of fun and an ideal networking opportunity.”

Interesting flight constellations consisting of representatives from the companies Doppelmayr, Technoalpin, Sitour or Chairkit played twice the 9 holes according to Stableford and competed for the popular industry trophy.

“Since the golf trophy has become a very entertaining yet informal event, we have decided to stage the tournament again next year”, states Director Christian Mayerhofer, CEO of Congress Messe Innsbruck as the organiser of the INTERALPIN trade show.

The INTERALPIN is the leading international trade fair for alpine technologies and takes place in Innsbruck between April 26 and 28, 2017. Look at for more details.

Interalpin goes Russia 2015

Congress Messe Innsbruck and the Ertzog Expo agreed to continue the successful cooperation between INTERALPIN and the “Moscow Ski Build Expo”. Under the banner of “Interalpin Russia” Congress Messe Innsbruck offers INTERALPIN exhibitors to join a group stand in Moscow. The Ski Build Expo takes place from 23th to 25th October in the traditional exhibition hall “Gostiny Dvor” in Moscow. As the world leading trade fair for Alpine technologies INTERALPIN stands for innovation, a comprehensive product overview and quality. The CEO of Congress Messe Innsbruck Director Christian Mayerhofer states: “We are looking forward to support companies in the markets of Russia and Eastern Europe under the umbrella of INTERALPIN.” Project Manager Stefan Kleinlercher adds: “It’s our pleasure to share our experience at the most important meeting place for the Russian market.”

Visitor Statistics Interalpin 2015

With approximately 23,000 professional visitors from almost 80 countries, the attendance record was broken again. Besides the well-established regions including the US, France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria, emerging markets such as Kazakhstan, China, Argentina and Russia were very well represented. More than 60 % of the visitors came from overseas, further testament to the international profile of Interalpin.


Within 20 minutes from the historic city center up to 2256 m above sea level. Enjoy the spectacular view! By showing the Interalpin entry ticket at the cash desk of Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen you will get a discount of 30 % on all single rides. Excluded: combined ticket.

After 40 years of the Interalpin, 2015 will be bigger and more innovative than ever

On the 15th April, 2015, the doors open at the leading international trade fair for Alpine technologies
Since 1974 the Interalpin has been at the heart of the cable car world. It began as a small product presentation as part of the 3rd Ski Slope Congress at the Kurhaus in Igls, but over the last four decades it has evolved into the industry's leading international trade fair. From 15th–17th April, 2015, the Interalpin will once again be taking place at Innsbruck Exhibition Centre and will be the focal point for the entire industry. The main themes at this year's trade fair range from all forms of lifts and any related products and services for summer and winter use on the mountain, but it is also showcases urban transport solutions.

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In black and white – the Interalpin is the leading International Trade Fair for Alpine Technologies

21,600 trade visitors – more than ever before – from over 70 nations and more than 600 exhibitors from 45 countries came to Messe Innsbruck in April 2013. A representative visitor and exhibitor survey carried out by the Swiss market research institute Wissler & Partner confirms the Interalpin’s uncontested position as the leading International Trade Fair for Alpine Technologies. Both exhibitors and visitors gave the Interalpin 2013 top grades for service quality and for the presentation of world premieres. The survey also provides further noteworthy details: With a rate of 37 percent, the largest number of visitors came from Germany, followed by Switzerland, Italy, and 20 percent came from various other countries. Almost 80 percent of visitors come to the Interalpin to see the presentations of new products and due to the presence of certain exhibitors.

The following facts go to show that the Interalpin is the world’s most popular platform for top decision makers within the industry: 37 percent of the Austrian visitors come from areas in top management and 10 percent from middle management. An amazing 51 percent of foreign visitors are in top management positions. These decision makers come from the following branches of the industry: 57 percent come from cablecar and lift companies, the rest are from service providing and commercial enterprises, authorities and municipalities, tourism and sport associations, as well as various other branches of the industry.

“The continuing success of the Interalpin is also confirmed by the high level of exhibitor interest already expressed more than a year in advance of the next edition, which is due to be held at the Innsbruck Exhibition Centre from April 15 to 17, 2015. Once again in 2015, the top players within the industry will present a whole variety of new products and technologies, and we will address the latest trends.” explains the Interalpin project manager Stefan Kleinlercher.

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