AREA 47 in Austria - One of the most spectacular and innovative outdoor playgrounds in the alpine region opens its doors in May 2010. The 6.5 ha location combines nature and high-tech to give an extraordinary recreational experience, offering everything from outdoor adventure, water action and entertained dining to a stage for business incentives.
Otztal Valley. AREA 47: Outdoor fans in search of adventure and adrenaline are well advised to remember this name. The name for one of Tyrol's most awaited tourism projects derives from its geographic location, i.e. the coordinates of the 47th degree of latitude and the 11th degree of longitude. Located at the entrance to the Otztal Valley between Haiming, Sautens and Roppen, AREA 47 is embedded in a beautiful natural landscape at the confluence of the Otztaler Ache and Inn rivers. The big opening will be in May 2010. Hans Neuner, CEO and planner, outlines his vision: ”We want AREA 47 to be Europe's trendiest, craziest and sportiest playground for visitors of every age group".
Water Fun Unlimited. The heart of the 6.5 ha large location is a bathing lake (approx. 7.000 sqm) which is surrounded by a huge green lawn offering place for approx. 2.000 swimmers and sun lovers. All major facilities of the camp are located around the scenic lake. AREA 47's water world features a thrilling waterslide park, an adjustable diving platform with a maximum height of 27 metres, crazy water ramps for spectacular ski or bike stunts and a water trampoline for creative moves into the lake below. Equally suitable for breathtaking splashdowns are the "deep water soling" climbing wall or balancing acts across the lake on the slackline. Moreover, the Water Area offers several beach volleyball, beach soccer and basketball courts, and even a Venice Beach-style gym.
Climbers' Paradise. AREA 47's climbers' paradise delivers exactly as its name states. An endless set of challenges for climbers of every age and ability. Enthusiasts can test their limits on Austria's highest artificial climbing wall, featuring a via ferrata, speed climbing routes, high jump obstacles and a boulder cave. Those who are more courageous can balance 27 metres above the ground on the challenging high rope course or try their luck on the demanding slackline. If you prefer an even more dizzy height we recommend a swing across the tztaler Ache with the 30 metre high :"Mega Swing" or a ride down the more than 600 metre long "Flying Fox".
Event Locations. A bird's eye view of AREA 47 gives an impression of its main attractions. Among the camp's event locations are a 3.600 sqm-sized event hall which sets up the stage for concerts, international sport events and hosts up to 8.000 people. A Saloon Sports Bar, with a capacity of up to 400 people, is not only a trendy restaurant but also the setting for "smaller" cabaret and art events. Last but not least, hungry visitors of the Water Area can enjoy delicious meals on the sun terrace of the lakeside restaurant.
Living close to Nature in traditional Lodges. Located on the banks of the Ötztaler Ache, AREA 47 also offers "close to nature" accommodation for up to 260 guests. Staying over night in Tyrolean-style log cabins or in authentic wooden tepees with 2 to 4 star ratings is a truly unique experience. Right next to the adventure lodges you find the heart of AREA 47's sporting facilities. Outdoor fans can choose from a wide range of professionally guided outdoor activities. Among them are, for example, rafting and kayaking trips on the Otztaler Ache or Inn rivers, canyoning and climbing tours through the picturesque gorges of the Otztal mountains, or a thrilling ride on the MTB downhill trail.
Prominent Business Partners. Hans Neuner, CEO and the mastermind of AREA 47, has been working on the development and realization of the project for more than seven years. In May 2010, "the ultimate outdoor playground" finally opens its doors. However, this gigantic outdoor project would not have been possible without the help of prominent business partners and sponsors. With the Solden Ski Lift Company and Stiegl Brewery, AREA 47 has found its two main partners. Additional sponsors are Red Bull, sports article giant Adidas and motorcycle manufacturer KTM. Hans Neuner puts the importance of this extraordinary collaboration in a nutshell: "All summer long, AREA 47 will be the number one hotspot for big sport, music and outdoor events. Our business partners Red Bull, Adidas and KTM will contribute their know-how and international networks. What makes our location unique is the number of different activities and events taking place. This cannot be found anywhere else in the world".