Tragedy in Trentino, camping entrepreneur Hans Happacher dies


January 27th


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High-flying tragedy in Trentino Alto Adige. He died yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, overwhelmed by an avalanche on the Mount Elmothe well-known entrepreneur Hans Happacher.

62 years old, owner of Caravan Park Sexten from Sesto in Val Pusteria, died during a ski mountaineering excursion, despite being well equipped. The avalanche was due to high temperatures and unstable snowpack. The man was buried by two meters of snow.

Message of deep condolences from Faita – FederCamping “husband father and exemplary entrepreneur and appreciated by all”.

«A few days ago I had met his son, who had told me about Hans’s passion for mountaineering. We are losing one of the leading exponents of our sector, an enlightened and far-sighted entrepreneur, animated by an immense passion for open-air tourism, which has given impetus to the growth of open-air tourism”, he says Alberto Granzottopresident of the National Outdoor Tourism Federation and its Northeast Division.

«Since 2017 your Caravan Park Sexten has been run by son Andreasto whom his father passed on the knowledge and love for everything related to nature and high-altitude tourism – continues Granzotto – Former member of the board of directors of Leading Campings, Hans Happacher has steered his business to excellence and made it one of the most awarded campsites in Europe. In the last fifteen years he has made his structure a first-level glamping».


“His vision ofhospitality in the open air remains an example to follow for every entrepreneur in the sector who intends to bring his offer to high levels of quality and service. In this moment of mourning, the federation is close to Hans’ wife and children Andreas, Stefanie and Mathias», concludes the president of Faita – Federcamping.


The editorial staff of the de The Travel Agency Magazine.

The article is in Italian


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