The ski world championships ends this weekend. But the next generation are still racing ferociously – and in Ischgl, too. We went to see the children’s training session at the Ischgl-Silvretta Ski Club. And met up with an old friend.
For another three days, Ischgl will still be the capital of Bavaria (then their Bamps* have to go back to Schui**). Which means it’s definitely the right time to explain at least a couple of those strange words they keep using. So that we can understand each other properly, and the Grattla*** will come back again. We’re not Zipflklatscher**** after all.
Today is Shrove Tuesday. Today’s the day when the whole world does fancy dress. And once again, Ischgl is ahead of its time. Because people get dressed up here the whole season long. Why? We don’t really know. But we’ve taken supporting photos of the Ischgl Alpine zoo this year just for good measure. Leilei, hurrah, or something along those lines!
At the Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld, the team competition is happening on the long hill today. The ski jumping takes place on the Berg Isel in Innsbruck. We think that the competition could easily have been held on the Idalp, too. After all, great jumping goes on in the fun park there – every single day.
Paznaun is an historical region, full of wild stories about clever people, forward-looking deeds, figures of good and evil – and the devil is usually never very far away. At least not in the legends. Today, a knight from See hunts Christians through Paznaun, and must atone for his sins for eternity.
Paznaun is a region full of history and wild stories about clever people, visionary deeds, good and bad figures – and the devil is normally never far away. At least not in the legends. He’s haunting Galtür today, gathering in a lost soul.
On days like this in particular, avalanche backpacks with air bag systems are an investment in your own safety. We’ve taken a look at what’s around on the market right now.
An occasional series discussing the big questions of skiing – questions with only yes or no answers. Today: skiing with a rucksack?
What does someone from Paznaun mean when they say “Schneaflocka” and other strange words? Trisanna has the answers, of course – and brings you an introduction to the finest points of a very special language, right here. (It means snowflake, or “Schneeflocke” in German, by the way, but that’s an easy one).
Children ask questions – and we have the answers. This time: where does the snow get its colour from, and how do animals realise it’s time to hibernate?
Spring is still keeping us waiting. Luckily, there’s fashion around which doesn’t just look good, it also keeps you warm. A short but sweet edition for women.
Zegg and Cerlati Ischgl present the beautiful, colourful jewellery collection of Tamara Comolli. “Our philosophy is to design pieces of jewellery which are timeless and versatile.”
Zegg and Cerlati Ischgl present the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar. IWC Schaffhausen has returned to a round case for the Da Vinci collection, which was so successfully established by the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar in 1985.
Zegg and Cerlati Ischgl present the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller, a technical divers’ watch waterproof today to a depth of 1,220 metres, originally designed for the pioneers of professional deep-sea diving.
Zegg and Cerlati Ischgl present: the Ice Cube from Chopard. This multi-facetted ring is crafted from “Fairmined” certified ethical 18 carat rose gold. It is part of an edgy collection defined by geometrical shapes.