Günther Zangerl is 43 and grew up in Ischgl, before going to Innsbruck for many years for work. Now the qualified lawyer is back. And in one of the most important positions in all Pazanun, at that. He speaks with Trisanna about joy and responsibilty.
Roland Tschoder is 22 and in winter he’s a freelance snowboard professional. He’s recognized as the best jumper in Paznaun, and enjoys being chosen as the sickest rider in competitions. He came to meet Trisanna with his hand in plaster – which doesn’t stop him from doing jumps, though.
There are days like today, when the weather isn’t exactly ideal. Not even here in sun-kissed Paznaun. The good thing is that even if the journey to the top of the mountain isn’t worth it today, you can still experience “the top”. And even keep dry whilst doing so. Here, of course, in the Galtür Alpinarium.
In the not-so-rich history of surnames in Paznaun, “Walser” has a very particular place. Trisanna History explains what makes this name so special.
What’s the best ski area in the Alps? Ischgl. Of course. We’ve known that for a long time. But yesterday it was confirmed by Snowplaza, the most important ski portal in the German language. And quite right too, we think.
Michaela Ehgartner is 18 years old and Austria’s junior National Champion in Table Service. Born in Styria, she studied in Carinthia and works in Tyrol. She speaks with Trisanna about motivation, wanting to learn from the best, and her yearn to travel – although perhaps quite not so far.
Harald Seidler is 52 years old and the trade law managing director of the SSAG’s restaurant and catering business. Harald actually comes from Styria but has been in Ischgl for over 25 years now. In Trisanna, he ponders on what home means and explains why “Sorry” is often the best answer.
Heike Mayrhofer is 46 and the landlady of the Almstüberl mountain hut in Kappl. For more than half the year, she only sees the valley from above – and directly from the slopes. In conversation with Trsianna, she speaks about how you can develop as a person through your job, and what the mountain means for spiritual wellbeing.
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 trick with the man in Gföllhaus.
Daniel Tschoder is 45 years old, grew up in Mathon and flies visitors and locals over the mountains of Paznaun with his paraglider. He tells Trisanna how you can become addicted to heights – and what makes his homeland so special. Especially up in the air.
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.
Paznaun is an historical region, full of wild stories about clever people, forward-looking deeds, figures of good and evil – and the devil is never very far away. At least not in the legends. Today, a hunter shoots a chamois and has a serious problem as a result.
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.