TRISANNA regularly meets up with people who live in Paznaun. And who give the landscape its face. Today: Alois Ladner. Photos by Philipp Horak
Place of residence
My favourite place in Paznaun
Durrich Alpe above Kappl
What’s so special about it?
It’s idyllic, it’s as if time has stood still here
My favourite expression in the Paznaun dialect?
Trimsler (a person who is rather clumsy and slow, but nice)
My favourite meal?
A rustic snack in the mountains
Prepared by my wife Jacqueline
Skiing or snowboarding?
Hiking or mountain-climbing?
Best ski run: when, where and why:
I don’t have one because I’m a “Sunday” skier
Favourite peak in Paznaun?
Pezinerspitze above Langesthei (2 550m)
And in the wider world?
Three reasons why life in Paznaun is better than anywhere else?
The sense of home you have from birth, the people who live here,
the earnings potential.
Describe Paznaun in one word:
Traditional valley with unpredictable natural forces
Describe the Paznauners in one word:
What’s a typical Paznauner characteristic:
Honest, faithful and above all stubborn.
How has Paznaun changed during your lifetime? For better or for worse?
All in all only for the better, be it in the economy, in gastronomy,
in tourism, in job security, in a safer space to live or the higher standards
of living in all areas. Although it has meant that a sense of cosiness
has mostly been left by the wayside.
Your greatest wish for the future?
Privately, good health for us all. In the valley, more consensus on tourism. Globally, peace in the world.