PAZNAUN PEOPLE: MAGDALENA SCHMID, PREMATURE BABY AND SCHOOLGIRL

She came into the world fifteen years ago as a premature baby weighing just 400 grams. That’s all history now. The Trisanna portrait of Ischgl schoolgirl Magdalena Schmid.

 

Name
Magdalena Schmid

Age
15, born in Großhadern near Munich

Place of residence
Ischgl

Job
9th grade schoolgirl in Zams

Mum
Simone

Dad
Christian

Fifteen years ago, you gained a lot of attention in Ischgl as a “preemie” weighing just 400g at birth. Is this still an issue in your everyday life?
For me and my friends it’s not relevant at all. For Mama and Papa more so.

What hobbies do you have?
Drawing, mostly with coloured pencils. One of my pictures is hanging up in the surgery of our family doctor, Dr. Andreas Walser. I’ve been learning the piano for nine years, and have been teaching myself the ukulele since Christmas 2017.

What would you like to be when you grow up?
On 1 August, I’m starting a confectionery traineeship at the Kurz bakery and confectionery in Ischgl. I’m really looking forward to it already.

What’s your favourite expression in the Paznaun dialect?
Tschana (feet)

Your favourite meal?
Schnitzel with chips and cowberries picked myself

Cooked by whom?
By my Nona (grandma)

What’s your favourite place in Paznaun?
S’Bankli, on the path by the stream in Ischgl

If Ischgl were an animal, what would it be?
A lion

What’s your favourite colour in winter?
Light blue

The Silvretta Arena in one word?
Laid-back

What’s your favourite language during the season?
Definitely the Paznaun dialect

What’s your favourite way to relax?
The youth room at the bowling alley

What’s your favourite song with a Paznaun connection?
Postcards” by James Blunt (Opening 2014)

What’s the most important winter accessory?
A beanie

Your favourite time of day?
After six o’clock in the evening

What has been the most important change in the last ten years?
The death of Neni (grandpa) last year.