Helmut Lunner is 53, works as an event manager at the Paznaun tourism association in Ischgl, and lives in Galtür. He’s the man responsible for bringing the really big stars to Paznaun. Originally from Carinthia, he explains to Trisanna how you grow into a job, and what makes an event a good event.
This is where we take a look at the big moral questions in the daily life of a skier. For example: can I wear joggers to dinner if the hotel specifies “evening wear” but 1) it’s a very nice tracksuit and 2) I wear it at home every evening anyway?
515 expertly-prepared hectares of slopes are waiting to be skied down in Ischgl. That sounds pretty impressive, but how big is that really? We’ve made a few comparisons.
Sabrina Popp is 38, but when you ask her, she says she’s 40 – rounded up. Originally from Germany, she has spent the past 11 winter seasons in Ischgl; in summer, she travels around the world. She tells Trisanna why she lives her life the way she does – and why she’s so attached to Paznaun all the same.
Jürgen Kurz, 50 years old, is the owner of the Ischgler Hof hotel, as well as chairman of the supervisory board at the Silvretta cableway company (Silvrettaseilbahn AG or SSAG). He tells Trisanna what it takes to be good host – and why he has every confidence in the future.
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.
Dominik Pircher is 37 and has run the ski school in See for the past year and a half. When summer comes to Austria, he flies away to follow the winter. A conversation about being away – and coming back.
Ischgl is special. Not just for holiday-makers, but for the people of Paznaun, too – and everyone who works here. Starting this season, all employees will receive the Ischgl Crew Card with a huge range of leisure time and further education special offers. We spoke to Daniela Wolf and Werner Aloys to find out more.
Michaela Pfeifer is 30 years old and has worked for five years as a freelance graphic designer in Kappl. She tells Trisanna just why this move has made her happy – and why you should just do your own thing.
Emil Zangerl, 85, is the face of Paznaun’s smuggling past. For decades he smuggled goods over from Switzerland into the valley. On skis, too, and mostly when it was really dark. He tells Trisanna some of his best stories. Today: the telltale tights.
Thomas Kleinheinz is 37 years old and responsible for marketing and proposal development at the Silvrettaseilbahn AG cableway company. The best part of his job, however, is soaring to new heights – with his drone. A conversation about nature and goosebumps.
Arthur Hörmer is 45 and runs the local authority security service in Ischgl. Whilst the tourists are enjoying themselves at night, he and his team are making sure that everyone behaves properly. He explains to Trisanna why broad shoulders are a great help, but not the most important part of the job.
Emil Zangerl, 85, is the face of Paznaun’s smuggling past. For decades he smuggled goods from Switzerland into the valley. On skis, too, and mostly when it was very dark. He tells Trisanna some of his best stories. Today: how it all began.
Paznaun is a really bloodthirsty part of the world – at least, Paznaun as it appears in local legends. Even at Christmas. Episode 2: the legend of a gift which almost tore a family apart at Christmas.
Ski instructor and guide Sandro Kleinhans is 26 and comes from Ischgl. Moving away from here was never on the cards for him. Because he’s where he likes to be more than anywhere else – and that also means up in the mountains. A conversation about feeling good – on skis and in the town.
Jasmin Walser is 24 and has never had a dog of her own. She has nevertheless now opened Ischgl’s first all-round guesthouse for dogs. She explains to Trisanna why you should always follow your heart. On a walk – with a dog, of course.
Paznaun is a really bloodthirsty part of the world – at least, Paznaun as it appears in local legends. A place where women possessed by the devil get up to mischief, poor workmen make pacts with Satan, and witches meet up to dance at night.
This season, the Ischgl Tourism Association has a new home. The office is fully operational for the winter season at the same address as before, but with a much lovelier and lighter interior. The renovation cost 2 million euros. But that’s not the only thing you need to know about it.
Jenny Zauser, 34, is a freelance artist, specialising in restoration work and the craft of gilding. She could really have gone anywhere in the world, she says. But then things turned out differently after all. Trisanna meets her in the chapel she’s restored, the Rotweg Kapelle in Kappl.
Greetings from Ischgl from the year 1955. It was a time when people still wrote postcards. And no one would have thought of putting a pedestrian zone in Ischgl.