We organise unforgettable holidays for children being looked after by SOS Children’s Villages
The SOS-Kinderdorf Skitage Hochfügen (Hochfügen SOS Children’s Villages Skiing Days) initiative arranges carefree holidays in the snow full of fun, happiness and laughter for children and young people being looked after by SOS Children’s Villages in Austria and Germany. We want to help children and young people with limited access to winter sports to discover the magic of skiing and fun in the snow. During SOS Children’s Villages Skiing Days, the Skiliftgesellschaft Hochfügen ski lift company covers all the accommodation, catering, equipment hire and ski course costs. The children also enjoy a trip to the Erlebnistherme thermal spa in Fügen. One lucky group of children have even been given the extra treat of meeting Olympic champion Stephan Eberharter and Austrian TV chef Alexander Fankhauser
Six SOS Children’s Villages have enjoyed a winter holiday in Hochfügen to date
In February 2010, the first group of children came to Hochfügen from an SOS Children’s Village in Vienna. Since then, Hochfügen has welcomed children and young people from Austria living in the city of Pinkafeld in the state of Burgenland, in the state of Styria and in the towns of Hinterbrühl and Altmünster as well as children from Ammersee-Lech in Germany. 2016 will see a group of children from an SOS Children’s Village in Schorndorf-Oberberken, Germany, experience the delights of a free winter holiday
Othmar Kronthaler about the social commitment
“Sport is an essential part of childhood. This is why we are delighted to use our initiative to give the gift of fun experiences and lasting happy memories to children who have not always had it easy in life. We are also proud to have been awarded a Trigos prize for this campaign. This is an award given to companies in recognition of their corporate social responsibility and we would like to dedicate it to all the employees and partners who lend their help and support to the SOS Children's Villages Skiing Days.” (on behalf of all the shareholders of the Skiliftgesellschaft Hochfügen ski lift company)
Christian Moser, Director of SOS Children’s Villages Austria
“It is wonderful when children benefit so directly from the support we receive. Another valuable consequence of the initiative is that it frees up some of the leisure budget of the various institutions that have profited to date, enabling them to provide the children with an even better holiday programme.”
You wish to support our initiative?
Put your ski pass into one of the donation boxes at the cash desks in Hochfügen? At the end of the season, we will donate the two euro deposits not collected for the passes to SOS Children’s Villages in the name of all our guests. You can also put any spare change into the collection box, or transfer any amount that you would like to give into our donations account. We would like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thanks to all Hochfügen guests who have donated their ski pass or money to this worthy cause.
Donations to SOS Children's Villages
- Bank: Raiffeisenbank Vorderes Zillertal
- Account name: Hochfügen, Spendenkonto
- IBAN: AT12 36229 00000010926
- BIC: RZTIAT 22229