Smart Mobility – Pitzal – AUSTRIA
The Pitztal Valley is a 40 km long side valley of the Inn Valley, which is placed in the south of Imst. It consists of four communities: Arzl im Pitztal, Jerzens, St. Leonhard im Pitztal and Wenns. All in all, 7,400 people are living in the Pitztal. From an economic perspective, the tourism sector is very important for the Pitztal. All four communities have a good accommodation sector. With the ski areas on the Hochzeiger, the Rifflsee and the Pitztal Glacier – Austria’s highest ski area – a very high quality of leisure and sports facilities in the valley are given. The opportunities for employment outside of tourism sector are low, agriculture plays a large role. The outer Pitztal (municipality Arzl and Wenns) still has a balance of craft, trade and services. However, manufacturing and trade tend to have a local supply function. A large number of the residents is therefore classified as a commuter. Most of them work in the region of Imst and Innsbruck. Due to the steep slopes, the valley is characterized by a high potential of natural hazards. Due to its location, the Pitztal belongs to the dry valleys in the Alpine region.