Sustainability on the Pizol Railway

The natural world is close to the heart of Pizol Railway, and so it’s very important to us that we act responsibly, sustainably and respectfully in everything that we do. Together with our partner, myclimate, and as part of the ‘cause we care’ initiative, we are committed to the considerate and sustainable handling of nature and the environment.

cause we care – The climate is counting on us!

The initiative ‘cause we care’ from the Swiss myclimate Foundation gives our guests the opportunity to promote climate protection, locally and globally. With a voluntary contribution of CHF 0.50 for each train ticket, CHF 5.- on an annual or seasonal subscription or CHF 1.- on various climate-neutral gift vouchers, our guests can make an active contribution to climate protection and are able to enjoy a climate-neutral product. As a thank you, we promise to double your contribution and to invest the full amount in sustainability measures. In this way, the commitment from our guests goes on to achieve twice as much.

myclimate

myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – globally and locally. Together with business partners and private individuals, myclimate strives to shape a better future for the world through consulting and educational activities as well as through its own projects. As a non-profit organisation, myclimate pursues these aims through an approach that is market-oriented and customer-focused. At Pizolbahnen AG, we are proud to be a partner of myclimate and to be working together for climate protection.

More information: myclimate.org

Environmental measures at the Pizol Railway

Environmental measures implemented to date:

  • Education projects for children (nature workshop)
  • Merchandise product "multifunctional cloth" made of 100% recycled PET
  • Annual cleaning-up days with ski clubs and schools
  • Energy efficiency Measures during operation, e.g. replacement of light sources with LEDs
  • Heat exchangers on the gondola lift drive systems; the energy gained is utilised by catering establishments
  • An electric filling station at Bad Ragaz valley station
  • Modifications to the control and drive systems of the chairlifts
  • Environmental supervision for new buildings
  • The choice of an energy-efficient snow machine with pikes (‘Schwamm’ project)
  • Employee training for energy efficiency measures
  • Automatic demand-controlled system operation
  • ECO Drive training for snowcat drivers
  • Installation of exhaust gas cleaning technology in the snow groomers
  • Offer of the Green Mountain Burger in the panorama restaurant Edelweiss. Consumption of a Green Mountain Burger generates CHF 1 per burger in the fund account.
  • Sustainability gondola in Bad Ragaz & Wangs
  • Wind turbine at the valley station Bad Ragaz for own energy production

Planned environmental measures:

  • Renewable energies
  • Further energy efficiency measures and corresponding employee training
  • Education projects for children (nature workshop)

myclimate

How can I promote climate protection locally at the Pizol?

Buy Pizolbahnen tickets climate neutrally in our webshop

Buy Pizolbahnen tickets climate neutrally at the ticket offices of the valley stations

Buy Pizolbahnen vouchers climate neutrally

Buy multifunctional scarf from the fan shop climate neutrally

Consume Green Mountain Burger climate neutrally

  • Energy efficiency measures in all departments
  • Energy-efficient snowmaking systems
  • Energy-efficient snowmaking systems
  • Annual cleaning-up day with the SGKB
  • Annual clearing days with ski clubs and the local tourist office
  • Annual clearing days with ski clubs and the local tourist office
  • Annual clearing days with ski clubs and the local tourist office
  • Wind turbine for own power generation
  • Wind turbine for own power generation
  • Education project nature workshop
  • Green Mountain Burger
  • multifunctional cloth made of 100% recycled PET
  • Sustainability Gondola