CEO, Area 47
Christian (“Chris”) Schnöller has been the CEO of AREA 47 for nearly two years by now. Before that he was in charge of the Marketing & PR Department and the deputy Ceo at AREA 47. As well, he was in charge for the outdoor department and the product development at AREA 47 since its opening in 2010. For the last 10 years, Chris was further in charge of the marketing department at the Cable car Company in Sölden who is as well the owner of AREA 47. Within 7 years, AREA 47 became one of the biggest Outdoor Company in Europe and it is the Ultimate Outdoor Playground. At AREA 47 one can choose from more than 35 different activities within one location. By now AREA 47 is pretty much known in the Alps. On top of that TV – Teams from all over the world (e.g. USA, China, Japan, Russia,) choose this unique location for their Shows.
Chris started his tourism career as a ski- and snowboard guide in Winter, and as a White Water Rafting- and Canyoning guide in Summer in 1993. Later on he worked as well for Salomon Skis in the Event department and as an instructor for high ropes course guides and Canyoning guides all over the world. In April he finished his MBA (International Management & Communication). He’s passionate about all kind of outdoor sports, trend sports & and their chances in the tourism industry as well as travelling.