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Salzburgerland, Austria, July 23, 2001--Atop a mountain in the Austrian Alps, it's hard to imagine skiing every glaciated face in sight, even more impractical to attempt such a feat, and, wait, what are those, lederhosen stuffed in your head, if you actually succeed. A new lift pass blanketing most of the Salzburgerland region of Austria won't let you rip


pitch, but it can bring you closer to that elusive goal.

The "Skiverbund Amad" lift pass will allow access to more than thirty Austrian areas, creating the largest one-pass network in the country. 540 miles of trails served by 276 lifts will permit use of five wholly or partially linked multi-resort areas: Gastein, Grossarltl, Hochksnig, Sportregion Schladming, Sportwelt Amad, and Winterreich. You may also catch a glimpse of the Hermannator at his home resort- Flachau.

Skiverbund Amad will also include six fun parks, eleven halfpipes, and over thirty toboggan runs.

The new ticket surpasses the breadth of the Kitzbüheler Alpen Ski Pass, which covers the neighboring region of Tirol. The pass is unique in that it allows the purchase of skiing for only a few hours up to the whole season long. If you're picky about the hours you ski, Skiverbund Amad is perfect: the pass is available in five part-day variants: before noon, after noon, after 11am, after 1 pm, and after 2pm. Beside the standard one-day and multi-day passes, you can also purchase one and a half and two and a half-day tickets.

Purchase of the pass is available at any of the participating resorts so start planning an Austrian holiday.