Category: CULTURE

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: DAVID RAGGL, MASTER DIGGER OPERATOR

David Raggl is 33 and grew up in Galtür. He studied to be an electrician, and during the summer he works with his company on building sites across the valley – and when it comes to operating a digger, he’s one of the best. And he proved as much last summer, too: David was crowned as European vice-champion digger operator.

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: STEFAN SIEGELE, CHAIR OF THE ISCHGL MOUNTAIN GUIDE ASSOCIATION

Stefan Siegele is 37 years old, was born and grew up in Ischgl, works as a ski and mountain guide and has been the chair of the mountain guide association for two years. He speaks with Trsianna about the feeling of happiness that only the mountains can give him, and explains why he can’t imagine ever moving away from his homeland.

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5 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT SARAH CONNOR

Sarah Connor’s career started almost 20 years ago with the single “Let’s Get Back to Bed – Boy!” Since then she has played innumerable concerts and brought out new songs, but also frequently disappeared from public view. Today she’s playing at the Spring Snow Festival Alp Trida. So here we’ve collected five things we find fascinating about Sarah Connor.

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: MARGRET CIMAROLLI, CHAIR OF THE THEATRE CLUB

Margret Cimarolli is 73 and, in her words, a genuine Paznaun local. She was the head teacher of the Ischgl primary school for over 20 years, and today is chair of the local theatre club. She speaks with Trisanna about why Ischgl works so well, how it works, the fascination of the theatre and why a countryside childhood is so wonderful.

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: MARKUS WALSER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AT THE SILVRETTASEILBAHN AG

Markus Walser is 45. He grew up in Ischgl and has been on the board of the region’s biggest business for many years – the Silvrettaseilbahn AG cableway company. He speaks with Trisanna about determination, and dealing with reactions to unpopular decisions. And why you shouldn’t set much store by people who try to pick holes in everything.