Skiing at Ischgl Silvretta Arena Resort
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Skiing at Ischgl Silvretta Arena Resort

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With its 40 lifts and ropeways and approx. 235 km of well groomed ski runs(elevation from 2.000 m to 2.872 m), the Silvretta Arena belongs to the largest skiing resorts in the Alps and links Ischgl with the Swiss duty free zone of Samnaun.

The Silvretta Arena has received several awards in appreciation of its efforts to maintain a sound environment, and was elected the most environmentally friendly skiing area by the readers of the “Ski Magazin“. And that compared with international areas, the Silvretta Arena consistently ranks among the top ski resorts.

In the valley on the left side of this panorama is a village Ischgl(not visible on panorama).
Ischgl (1377m) is a small village (population: 1489 in 2001) in the Paznaun Valley in Tyrol (Austria). Its ski resort Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland.

Ischgl is well-known for its lively après-ski parties and roistering nightlife. The resort became famous when it began regularly hosting pop concerts celebrating the end of the annual ski season (Top of the Mountain Concert) at the Idalp (2300m). Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Elton John, Pussycat Dolls, Rod Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi, Nena, Sugababes, Enrique Iglesias, Pink, Anastacia, Beyonce, Melanie C, Rihanna, Gabriella Cilmi, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry are among the international stars who have performed at these concerts. Paris Hilton and Naomi Campbell also visited the village. Hilton visited several times in fact, on ski holidays and to merchandise Rhich Prosecco. Ischgl hosts the only Pacha club (the Spanish night entertainment brand) in Austria, in Hotel Madlein.

In April, 2002 Bill Clinton gave a Message from the Mountains at Ischgl and made this tiny mountain village the location of a world media event.

Part of the Kappl ski center is also visible in the backround mountain in the center of panorama.

Panoramic image by Gregor Kervina
www.gregsi.com

Any commercial use or publication of the image, in whole or in part, without prior written authorization of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited.

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