Ischgl Winter News 2019/20
On 30 November 2019, the Berlin-based cult band Seeed will be opening the ski season at the legendary Top of the Mountain Opening Concert in Ischgl. The ski resort will be open from 28 November. New in winter 2019/20: Velilleck F1 - the fastest chairlift in the ski resort and Visnitz N2 - the first 8-seater D-line chairlift in Switzerland.
Two additional new attractions will also enhance the ski resort in Ischgl from the winter season of 2019/20: the new detachable 6-seater Velilleck F1 transports winter sports fans up to the Pardatschgrat on the fastest chairlift in the ski resort in around 6 minutes and at a speed of 6m per second. Highlight: The backs of the chairs are unique and feature pictures of plants from the surrounding mountain region. Also new: the heated detachable 8-seater ‘Visnitz N2’ chairlift is the first 8-seater D-line chairlift in Switzerland and transports winter sports fans from the Alp Trida to the Visnitzkopf at 2,633m in just 4.5 minutes. The backs of the chairs are decorated with images from the history of Samnaun. The Silvretta Arena provides winter sports fans with 45 lift facilities and 239 km of cross-border pistes from 28 November 2019 until the end of the season on 3 May 2020.
Concert highlights in Ischgl
The winter of concerts in Ischgl has a great deal to offer and ends with a very special anniversary: this year, the winter season will kick off on 30 November 2019 featuring a performance by Berlin-based cult band Seeed at the legendary ‘Top of the Mountain Opening Concert’. From 18:00, the 10 guys will be conjuring up a fantastic atmosphere on the open-air stage on the Silvretta car park with their hits such as ‘Ding’, ‘Augenbling’, ‘Dickes B’ and ‘Dancehall Caballeros’. At the ‘Top of the Mountain Easter Concert’ on 12 April 2020, Sido will be making his Ischgl début at the heart of the ski resort on the world-famous 2,320m high Idalp stage from 13:00. The line-up for the anniversary ‘25 Year Top of the Mountain Closing Concert’ on 2 May 2020 is yet to be announced. All information on the stars, concerts and tickets can be found at www.ischgl.com.
Velilleck F1: The fastest chairlift in the Silvretta Arena
The reconstruction of the Velilleckbahn chairlift should provide winter sports fans with a very easy and comfortable record journey up to the Pardatschgrat this season. The region’s fastest chairlift at 6m per second replaces the old 2-seater chairlift which has finally been demolished after having transported around 14 million people at two sites over a period of 41 years. The new Velilleck F1, a new generation detachable 6-seater chairlift from Doppelmayr, extends the route of the old lift by 1,353m. The new transportation capacity is: 2,400 people per hour. The very low-noise and low-vibration chairlift has been fully redesigned from the access barrier to the comfortable upholstered seating. The individual seats are ergonomically designed, heatable and extra-wide at 52 cm. They include an optimised security bar. Highlight: The backs of the 79 chairs are unique and feature pictures of plants from the surrounding mountain region. The Velilleckbahn valley station (2,048m) is, like the old chairlift, situated directly on piste no. 7. From here, the Velilleck F1 transports winter sports fans up 572m of altitude and 16 supports to the Pardatschgrat at 2,620m in around 6 minutes. All information can be found at: https://www.ischgl.com/en/More/New-winter-2019-20.
Visnitz N2: The first 8-seater D-line chairlift in Switzerland
The new heatable and detachable 8-seater ‘Visnitz N2’ chairlift is the first 8-seater ‘D-line’ chairlift in Switzerland. After 25 years, the new generation chairlift from Doppelmayr is replacing the detachable 4-seater Visnitz chairlift which has transported some 24 million guests. Winter sports fans now have an easy means of transportation from the Alp Trida to the Visnitzkopf at 2,633m using the new lift, travelling over 13 supports and 372m of altitude in around 4.5 minutes. The individual seats on the 67 chairs of this very low-noise and low-vibration chairlift are ergonomically designed, heatable and extra-wide at 52 cm. They include an optimised security bar. The backs of the new chairs feature images of the history of Samnaun. All information can be found at: https://www.ischgl.com/en/More/New-winter-2019-20.