For hundreds of years, the people of Paznaun have taken their goods in times of hardship to Samnaun in Switzerland to exchange them for other goods – bypassing customs officials on the way. Where the smugglers went in the past there are now three cross-border ski routes. And if you take up the challenge with your app, you can even win a prize.
TRISANNA meets up regularly with the people who live in Paznaun. The people who give the landscape its face. And who carry the landscape in their faces. Today: Luis Mattle. Photos: Philipp Horak
People power: how the Paznaun slopes were prepared in the early days
Not everyone wants to carry a rucksack or bumbag with them on the slopes. So most people put everything they need into the pockets of their jackets or trousers. Here are eight examples of what’s really “essential”:
A man and a woman from Ischgl dressed up in their Sunday best, standing before the silhouette of their home village. The painting dates from the year 1900 and depicts a festive outfit – but with something remarkable about it.
TRISANNA meets up regularly with the people who live in Paznaun. The people who give the landscape its face. And who carry the landscape in their faces. Today: Johanna Bergthaler. Photos: Philipp Horak
There are few valleys with as many chapels as Paznaun. There’s a reason for this – and it offers an opportunity to explore the valley in a very special way.
This picture from the year 1900 shows a whole village, scattered across the Paznaun winter. The briefest of histories of the Paznaun mountain village of Galtür.
TRISANNA meets up regularly with the people who live in Paznaun. The people who give the landscape its face. Today: Martin Mattle. Photos: Philipp Horak
A very, very brief history of the dazzling mountain village of Ischgl (here in a picture from the year 1900). In the beginning, Ischgl was nothing but a tiny mountain farmer village, an island in the midst of the mountains:
TRISANNA meets up regularly with the people who live in Paznaun. The people who give the landscape its face. Today, the lovely 91-year-young Anna Huber from Kappl. All Photos: Philipp Horak
Yes, that’s Ischgl. That’s the view of three houses (in the foreground), which have just been built and are snuggling cosily in the Paznaun winter. And this is the winter of 1933/34.
In Ischgl a night-time ban on ski boots is in place with immediate effect. Because of safety and noise issues. Every day from 20.00. The question is: how you do you get from skiing to apres ski? Trisanna has the answer: seven alternatives. Not exactly discreet – but allowed!
A girl from Galtür called Anna Maria. A child called Joseph who didn’t know who his father was. A scandal. The story of an artist who did his own thing anyway.
For everyone who can’t live without summit experiences: perhaps the best magazine to take you on grand adventures amongst cliffs, glaciers and precipices.
When a woman got married to someone from Galtür, people used to say that she’d gone to wives’ heaven. This is more than just a story, it’s a truth of Paznaun – and here’s why. […]
When it all gets too hectic in Ischgl, there’s a place where the locals go to get together. It’s new, elegant and very special – a beautiful surprise.
At the end of the eighties, Ischgl had a problem: it was suffering from a case of mistaken identity. One single G made all the difference. International travel agencies and media kept on confusing the […]
The woman in this picture is called Luise Lexa. On her back is a type of basket known as a “kraxe”, a pack frame used to transport beans from the garden to the home. Why does Luise need to knit at the same time?