Patrick Kuprian comes from an Ötztal family with a real mountain lift tradition. His grandfather worked on the glacier, father Helmut is a technical manager, his mother Margot informs winter sports enthusiasts looking for help and brother Marco drives a snow-grooming machine in winter. For young Patrick it was unthinkable that one day he would become an operations manager at Bergbahnen Sölden. At the age of 15 only two things were certain for him: “I wanted to learn a technical profession and at the same time not follow in my father's footsteps as operations manager.” The second resolution is a thing of the past. Patrick is now responsible for seven systems at Bergbahnen Sölden and leads a team of around 30 employees.