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Ischgl (1,377 metres or 4,518 feet) is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Its ski resort Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland. Together this ski area belongs to the largest skiing resorts in the Alps. Its 238 kilometres (148 mi) of groomed pistes are served by over 45 mechanical lifts including cable cars, gondolas, detachable chair lifts and some T-bars.

Ischgl
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Coat of arms of Ischgl
Coat of arms
Ischgl is located in Austria
Ischgl
Ischgl
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°00′47″N 10°17′17″E / 47.01306°N 10.28806°E / 47.01306; 10.28806Coordinates: 47°00′47″N 10°17′17″E / 47.01306°N 10.28806°E / 47.01306; 10.28806
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictLandeck
Government
 • MayorWerner Kurz
Area
 • Total103.34 km2 (39.90 sq mi)
Elevation
1,377 m (4,518 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,593
 • Density15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6561
Area code05444
Vehicle registrationLA
Websitewww.ischgl.tirol.gv.at
church: katholische Pfarrkirche heilige Nikolaus

Ischgl is known for lively après-ski parties and nightlife. The resort hosts pop concerts celebrating the end of the annual ski season (Top of the Mountain Concert) at the Idalp (2,300 metres or 7,500 feet). Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Elton John, Mariah Carey, The Corrs, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Rod Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi, Nena, Sugababes, Enrique Iglesias, Pink, Anastacia, Beyoncé, Melanie C, Rihanna, Gabriella Cilmi, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Alicia Keys have performed at these concerts. Paris Hilton and Naomi Campbell have visited the village. In April 2002 Bill Clinton gave a speech at Ischgl.

Ski resortEdit

Ischgl is located on the Austrian side of one of the world's largest ski areas. Three ropeways give access to the ski area from the village: the Pardatschgratbahn, the Fimbabahn & the Silvrettabahn. Only the Fimbabahn and the Silvrettabahn have middle stations.[3] Many of the lifts converge at Idalp, where there is a restaurant. The area above Idalp offers wide, easy pistes and a snow park. Other parts of the Ischgl area, towards Höllboden and Paznauner Thaya, offer many red runs and some more challenging blacks. The steepest run in the resort is a black run with a gradient of 70%, located in the Höllboden bowl, and accessed by the "Lange Wand" chair lift. Paznauner Thaya offers many red runs suitable for intermediate-level skiers.

 
Panorama of Ischgl Pardorama

EventsEdit

Top of the Mountain Concert Season-Final
Datum Act
30.04.1995 Elton John
01.05.1996 Tina Turner
01.05.1997 Diana Ross
02.05.1998 Bon Jovi
01.05.1999 Bob Dylan
30.04.2000 Rod Stewart
30.04.2001 Sting
30.04.2002 Enrique Iglesias
03.05.2003 Udo Jürgens
01.05.2004 Peter Gabriel
30.04.2005 Alanis Morissette
30.04.2006 Pink
29.04.2007 Melanie C
03.05.2008 Elton John
02.05.2009 Kylie Minogue
01.05.2010 Alicia Keys
30.04.2011 The Killers
30.04.2012 Mariah Carey
30.04.2013 Deep Purple
03.05.2014 Robbie Williams
02.05.2015 Thirty Seconds to Mars
30.04.2016 Muse
30.4.2017 Zucchero Fornaciari
30.4.2018 Helene Fischer
30.4.2019 Lenny Kravitz
Top of the Mountain Concert Easter
Datum Act
04.04.1999 Gianna Nannini
08.04.2001 Nena
07.04.2002 Bro’Sis
06.04.2003 Sugababes
11.04.2004 Söhne Mannheims
28.03.2005 Die Fantastischen Vier
16.04.2006 Wir sind Helden
09.04.2007 Scissor Sisters
23.03.2008 Stereophonics
13.04.2009 Marquess
04.04.2010 Sportfreunde Stiller
24.04.2011 Culcha Candela
08.04.2012 Tim Bendzko
10.04.2012 Aura Dione
01.04.2013 Xavas
20.04.2014 Fettes Brot
05.04.2015 Jan Delay
28.03.2016 Silbermond
16.04.2017 Andreas Bourani
01.04.2018 Max Giesinger
21.04.2018 Johannes Oerding
Top of the Mountain Concert Season-Opening
Datum Act
27.11.1999 Laetitia Casta
30.11.2002 Ronan Keating
29.11.2003 Amici Forever
27.11.2004 The Corrs
26.11.2005 Lionel Richie
02.12.2006 The Pussycat Dolls
01.12.2007 Rihanna
29.11.2008 Jenniffer Kae
29.11.2008 Gabriella Cilmi
29.11.2008 Leona Lewis
28.11.2009 Katy Perry
27.11.2010 Gossip
26.11.2011 Roxette
24.11.2012 Amy Macdonald
28.11.2012 DJ Antoine
29.11.2012 Wingenfelder
01.12.2012 The Scorpions
30.11.2013 Nickelback
29.11.2014 James Blunt
28.11.2015 The Beach Boys
26.11.2016 Pur
25.11.2017 Andrea Berg
24.11.2018 Jason Derulo
 
creek: der Ischgl

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ Ischgl.com