SKIDATA's successful start to the ski season

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The start of the ski season was celebrated at the Rettenbach Glacier on October 21 with a great event. International ski teams opened the 2016-17 ski season in the Alps with a race in Sölden and our ski service team once again finished their work in many ski resorts just in time for the season start. But it isn't just in Austria that winter sports fans are eagerly awaiting the beginning of the season: people love having fun on the slopes in many other ski resorts all over the world - including Japan, for example, where soon skiers can look forward to an especially convenient ski experience in Nagano's Hakuba Valley ski resort.

SKIDATA equips Hakuba Valley in Japan

To turn many small ski areas into one joint ski region: this vision is currently being fulfilled in Japan, where a total of 11 ski resorts and 15 cable car companies in Hakuba Valley are receiving our single ticketing system. Our service technicians who are on duty around the world will be responsible for ensuring everything runs smoothly after installation. Bjarne Eckardt, senior representative of SKIDATA Japan, says: "It is with great pleasure that we support Hakuba Valley in its efforts to become the largest ski resort in Japan. Together with our technicians, our team is making the best solutions for access to the ski areas a reality."

This job is sure to never be boring: SKIDATA service engineer

For service pros, no day is like the next. Depending on their current tasks, they may be able to help customers remotely or get to travel directly to clients to provide support and services on-location. Rudi, Senior System Engineer at SKIDATA, does field service and appreciates the variety and good relationships with customers: "There is a lot of variety in this work and every day there is a new challenge. Both sides profit from our close and long-term customer relationships: I know our customers' expectations and requirements very well and our customers know that they can rely on SKIDATA."

We regularly seek service technicians with high customer orientation and who are willing to travel on business - find current job openings in service management and other departments!


SKIDATA is an international leading company for access solutions and management. Nearly 10,000 SKIDATA installations in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, communities, sports stadiums, exhibition centers and amusement parks worldwide ensure safe and reliable access control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in offering solutions that are intuitive, easy to operate and secure. With their integrated concepts, SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. The SKIDATA Group ( is a member of the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (, a leading provider of digital security solutions.

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