PAZNAUN PEOPLE #11: HANNES PARTH

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: Hannes Parth. Photos by Philipp Horak.

Name
Mag.Hannes Parth

Age
61

Place of residence
Ischgl

Profession
On the board of the Silvretta Seilbahn AG

My favourite place in Paznaun
Upper Zeinissee

What’s so special about this place?
It’s a place of power

My favourite expression in the Paznaun dialect?  
Pfia (foehn wind)

My favourite meal?
All types of game that I’ve hunted myself

Homemade?
Made by my wife Steffi

Skiing or snowboarding?
Skiing

Hiking or mountain-climbing?
Hiking

Best ski run: when, where and why
January 2011, Höllspitz to the Paznaun Taja (descent no. 35),
30 cm of powder snow on a freshly-rolled slope

Favourite Paznaun peak?
Piz Buin on the Silvretta Hauptkamm (3 312 m)

And in the wider world?
Großglockner (3 798 m)
Ascent in November 2016 for my 60th birthday

Three reasons why life in Paznaun is better than anywhere else?
Spectacular nature, high quality of life, likeable people

Describe Paznaun in one word
A canyon

Describe the Paznauners in one word
Down-to-earth

What’s a typical Paznaun characteristic?
Obstinacy

How has Paznaun changed during your lifetime?
For better or for worse?
More colourful, more varied and more open

Your greatest wish for the future?
Global peace and a good basic environment for future generations.