Crack in the Magic Wood | Municipality and IG Magic Wood in dispute

The waves are rising in the bouldering mecca Magic Wood. The municipality of Ferrera is in financial difficulties and is calling for donations. IG Magic Wood doesn't believe in this concept and is going its own way. We spoke to the mayor and the president of IG Magic Wood.

The Magic Wood bouldering area never stops. The tenants have been lying for years Thomas Saluz and the municipality of Ferrera in the hair. One Termination of the lease agreement In 2021, Thomas Saluz was able to avert or delay this with a petition and going to the arbitration authority. But the fronts have hardened.

The community has been in financial difficulties since last year and is no longer willing to invest community funds in the climbing area. She is calling for donations. According to IG Magic Wood, the bouldering community's interest group, this is not the right way. The association presented the community with a concept in 2023 that provides for the investment in the climbing area to be covered through price increases for camping and inns.

There is talk of area closures in media reports and on the community's fundraising page.

The community, for its part, does not want to know anything about any collaboration with IG Magic Wood. “We need a new, independent and broad-based sponsorship,” says the mayor Markus Niederdorfer. The situation seems hopeless. There is talk of area closures in media reports and on the community's fundraising page. Why are the community board and IG Magic Wood unable to work out a common solution?

Lacrux TV has the mayor Markus Niederdorfer and the president of IG Magic Wood, Martin keller, met for a discussion.

Squirt in the Magic Wood - An argument between Markus Niederdorfer and Martin Keller

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