Ischgl surprises with new sounds at the start of this year’s winter season

Last updated on 19.10.2021

Ischgl opens the ski season on November 25th, 2021. The highlight of the winter season kick-off are, with Il Volo and Alice, two powerful-voiced acts at the legendary “Top of the Mountain Opening Concert” on November 27th. 2-G (vaccinated or recovered) applies all concert attendees. Comprehensive protection concepts ensure the greatest possible safety for guests, employees and locals, even beyond the opening.

On November 27th, 2021, IL VOLO & ALICE will open the winter season at the legendary “Top of the Mountain Opening Concert” © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

With an elegant winter opening, Ischgl sets the course for a high-quality skiing experience in one of Europe’s top ski resorts. As early as November 25th, the Silvretta Arena will open for business with over 239 kilometres of slopes from Ischgl to Samnaun. The day ski pass is also the entrance ticket to the concert and costs 65 euros per person on the day of the event. With a valid ski pass for two days or more, admission to the concert is included.

Snow guarantee from November to May in the Silvretta Arena Ischgl © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

Visitors to the winter opening can look forward to two powerful vocal acts this year with the internationally celebrated Operatic-Pop trio Il Volo and the Italian pop singer Alice. The live concert, which will take place in Ischgl Dorf surrounded by a breathtaking nighttime mountain backdrop, begins at 6:00 p.m. 2-G (vaccinated or recovered) applies to all concertgoers aged 12 and over – children under the age of 12 must present a valid Covid test. “In the coming winter season, we want to continue to do our utmost to play our part as responsible hosts by ensuring comprehensive health and safety standards. The aim is and remains to be one of the safest destinations in the Alpine region for our guests,” clarifies Alexander von der Thannen, chairman of the Paznaun – Ischgl Tourist Association.

Safely into the winter season

Those in charge of the Silvrettaseilbahn AG have spared no effort to ensure a safe winter season 2021/2022 and have invested around 700,000 euros in hygiene measures. “We have installed new” intelligent “camera systems on the three cable cars in Ischgl, which optimize waiting times in the queuing areas by means of density measurements and mobility analyses,” explain Günther Zangerl and Markus Walser, CEOs of the Silvrettaseilbahn AG. The shortened waiting times are displayed in real time on the smartphone. All cable car cabins are disinfected using cold fogging equipment to eliminate 99.99 percent of viruses, bacteria and spores in the cable car cabins. The same method is also used daily in the ski buses as well as in sports shops, ski depots, toilet facilities, elevator cabins and the first aid stations. The Paznaun was also one of the first regions to introduce wastewater monitoring in order to be able to identify possible clusters in advance. This comprehensive safety package, as well as strict monitoring and compliance with the legal framework, is intended to provide guests with a maximally safe and relaxed vacation experience. Currently, one is still waiting for the official regulation for the nationwide rules regarding this year’s winter skiing operation. However, it can probably be assumed that a 3-G rule (tested, vaccinated, recovered) will apply in the ski area and that FFP2 masks will be compulsory for cable car rides.

Ischgl – the Mecca for all winter sports fans and connoisseursIschgl – das Mekka für alle Wintersportfans und Genussmenschen © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

IL VOLO – internationally acclaimed Italian vocal talents

IL VOLO’s music is well received internationally. Their self-titled debut album “IL VOLO” (2010) reached platinum status and entered the US Billboard Top Ten, the first but surely not the last victory on their road of success. This is proven by numerous, sold-out world tours, as well as awards such as the Golden Creator Award given by YouTube or 10-times gold and 12-times platinum for their 13 released albums. Today, ten years after their debut as a trio, the former talent show participants Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble are internationally celebrated stars with their Operatic Pop. They are the first Italians to sign with a major US label (Geffen) and the only Italians to be invited to perform at “We Are The World For Haiti” alongside 80 great musicians from all over the world. In Ischgl, concertgoers will get a taste of their “10 Years – Live” world tour, which is expected to take place in 2022.

The operatic-pop trio IL VOLO joins the ranks of world stars who have already performed at the “Top of the Mountain Opening Concert” in Ischgl © Julian Hargreaves


In 1980 ALICE released “Capo Nord”, her debut album as a singer-songwriter, including the single “Il vento caldo dell’estate”. Her international breakthrough came in 1981 when she won the Sanremo Festival with the song “Per Elisa”. This is followed by the releases “Azimut” (1982), “Falsi Allarmi” (1983) and, in Germany, the single “Zu nah am Feuer” (1984), a duet with Stefan Waggershausen. In the same year she sings “I treni di Tozeur” with Franco Battiato. In 1985 ALICE received the Premio Tenco as best interpreter for “Gioielli Rubati”. Further publications followed in 1986 with “Park Hotel” and the following year with the album “Elisir”. In the same year she was awarded the German Critics’ Prize “Golden Europa”. This is followed by an interpretation of Satie, Fauré and Ravel in the album “Mélodie passagère” (1988) and the albums “Il sole nella pioggia” (1989), “Mezzogiorno sulle Alpi” (1992), “Charade” (1995), “Exit “(1998) with the single “Open your eyes”, a duet with Skye von Morcheeba and “God is my DJ” (1999). In 2000 ALICE once again took part at the Sanremo Festival with “Il giorno dell’Indipendenza” from the album “Personal Juke-box”. In 2003 she published “Viaggio in Italia”. In 2009, her first live CD was released with “Lungo la strada”, which was recorded in the Basilica of San Marco in Milan. With “Samsara”, an album with previously unreleased songs is released in 2012, including the single “Nata ieri”, written by Tiziano Ferro for ALICE, as well as a homage to Lucio Dalla with his own version and interpretation of “Il cielo”. In 2014 the album “Weekend” is released. In 2016 ALICE goes on the sold out tour “Battiato e ALICE + Ensemble Symphony Orchestra”. In 2018 she sings the song “Almeno pensami” by Lucio Dalla at her third performance at the Sanremo Festival in a duet with Ron. In Italy and Germany, ALICE brings the program “Viaggio in Italia” to the stage in 2019 – the songs on the album of the same name have been supplemented with new ones. Her tour “ALICE canta Battiato” with Carlo Guaitoli at the piano, which began in Italy in 2020, continues to be a great success with audiences and critics.

ALICE at the Top of the Mountain Opening Concert © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

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