Sunshine skiing in Ischgl: open-air concerts at its best

Last updated on 29.01.2018

Max Giesinger, Bastille, Helene Fischer and award-winning chefs on skis – Sunshine skiing in Ischgl in 2018 means plenty of sunshine, fantastic firn snow, exciting events and spectacular concerts. Snow-assuredness and the best piste conditions are guaranteed until the start of May.

When it comes to sunshine skiing, Ischgl really cranks it up in the snow-covered Silvretta Arena, on 238 kilometres of pistes between 1377 and 2872 metres altitude. That said, it is not just the best snow conditions and snow assuredness that awaits guests up until the start of May, superb firn snow ski runs, ski tours providing plenty of views, lots of sunshine and a well-honed culture of après-ski awaits, as do a relaxed atmosphere at the big open-air events in the ski area. Whether it is the 21st Chefs’ Star Cup, the 10th Gourmet Skiing World Championships, or three superstars on the stages in the Silvretta Arena – in April there is one event after another.

Musical highlights – anyone heading out for some sunshine skiing in Ischgl in April this year has the opportunity to experience three concerts in the ski area: On Easter Sunday, 1st April, chart topper Max Giesinger with his unique vocals is set to make his Ischgl debut at the Top of the “Top of the Mountain Easter Concert” on the Idalp. British Indie-Rock band Bastille will be at the spring concert at Alp Trida (Samnaun) on 22nd April. While on 30th April German superstar and exceptional artist Helene Fischer will ensure a breathless conclusion to the Ischgl ski season at the traditional “Top of the Mountain Closing Concert” on the Idalp. Entries to the concerts for Max Giesinger and Bastille are included with a valid day ski pass and for Helene Fischer they are included in an overnight stay in Paznaun and with a two-day ski pass (special rates: see

April event dates 2018

  • 1st April: Top of the Mountain Easter Concert / Ischgl – Max Giesinger
  • 11th and 12th April: 10th Gourmet Skiing World Championships
  • 15th and 16th April: 21st Chefs’ Star Cup
  • 22nd April: 30th Spring snow festival Alp Trida / Samnaun-Ischgl – Bastille
  • 30th April: Top of the Mountain Closing Concert / Ischgl – Helene Fischer