There’s quite a lot going on in Ischgl on a beautiful skiing day. We’ve had a very close look and discovered that 94,671 people can be carried up into the mountains every hour by all the lifts together. And then again in the next hour. And then again. That’s the equivalent of:
The entire population of Klagenfurt in one go.
All of Innsbruck can also be brought up the mountain in Ischgl within one hour. But only in the holidays, when the students aren’t around.
All the football fans who have strayed into a stadium throughout the Austrian Bundesliga autumn championship so far could also travel up the mountain in this hour. Except for the fans of Rapid, Salzburg and Sturm. You’d need two more hours for all of them – one for Rapid, a second one for Salzburg and Sturm.
All of Austria’s lawyers could also travel up to the top in one hour. Only joking – in one hour, all of Austria’s lawyers could travel up and down 16 times.
And nearly all the active members of the Austrian Ski Federation could also go up the mountain.
You could fill the Munich Olympic Stadium with all the people Ischgl manages to bring to the top of the mountain within one hour, and 30, 000 people still wouldn’t have a seat. You could also fill up the Tivoli stadium in Innsbruck almost five times over. But who on earth wants to go there when they could be skiing instead?
And by the way: all the Germans studying in Austria could travel up the mountain three times within this hour. But perhaps it’s just as well if they don’t.