Ischgl Winter News 2018/19

Last updated on 7. September 2018

On November 24, 2018, the platinum-award winner Jason Derulo will be kicking off the ski season in Ischgl at the legendary “Top of the Mountain Opening Concert”. The ski area will be open on November 22. New for winter 2018/19: A world record in the form of the new, coupled-design 6-person Gampen E4 cable lift, and also the new, stylish and redesigned self-serve restaurant “Ischgl Slopefood” at the Gampenbahn valley station, the new mountain Gampenalpe restaurant and one new ski run.

The back sides of the seats of the new Gampenbahn are adorned with images of the stars of the animal kingdom in the surrounding mountains, such as chamois, marmot or golden eagle © TVB Paznaun – Ischgl

Beginning in the winter season 2018/19 the Ischgl ski area is enriched by several new attractions: With the new, coupled 6-seat Gampen E4 covered chair lift, winter sports enthusiasts will enjoy a genuine world record lift rising 924 meters elevation on the Palinkopf. The whole thing has a unique design, from the access booth to the comfortable seat cushions. Highlight: The back sides of the seats are adorned with images of the stars of the animal kingdom in the surrounding mountains, such as chamois, marmot or golden eagle. Also new: The new and very stylish self-serve restaurant “Ischgl Slopefood” at the Gampenbahn valley station uses a streetfood style to provide quick relief for hungry winter sports enthusiasts. And those who prefer a more cordial atmosphere can be pampered in the newly constructed, rustic Gampenalpe ski lodge only about 400 meters away from the valley station at the new Gampenbahn. With traditional, regional Tyrolian kitchen. Tip for snow enthusiasts: This year Ischgl is offering even more skiing pleasure. From the Mullerbahn M2 mountain station to the Alp Trida, the new ski run 68 b covers a distance of one kilometer and a drop of 250 meters elevation. Thus the Silvretta Arena has 239 km of ski runs. On November 22, 2018, the Silvretta Arena begins the 2018/19 ski season earlier than ever before. The final day of skiing is planned for May 1, 2019.

On November 24, 2018, Jason Derulo will be kicking off the ski season in Ischgl at the legendary “Top of the Mountain Opening Concert” © David Strbik

Concert Highlights in Ischgl
The winter concerts in Ischgl have much to offer: This year the winter season begins on November 24, 2018 with US Rap and Popstar Jason Derulo, with the legendary “Top of the Mountain Opening Concert.” Beginning at 6 p.m. the platinum-award-winning artist will rock the open-air stage at the Silvretta parking lot with hits like “Colors” (the official Coca-Cola hymn for the World Soccer Championship 2018), “In My Head,” “Want To Want Me” or “Whatcha Say.” Johannes Oerding makes his Ischgl debut at 1 p.m. on April 21, 2019 at the “Top of the Mountain Easter Concert” in the middle of the ski area on the world-famous Idalp stage located at 2,320 meters altitude. He will be performing his passionate and well-known songs, like “Kreise,” “Alles brennt” or “Heimat” in his unique voice. It will be announced later who will have the honor of headlining the “Top of the Mountain Closing Concert” on April 30, 2019. All info about the stars, concerts and tickets is found at www.ischgl.com.

The new, stylish self-serve “Ischgl Slopefood” restaurant was integrated right into the Gampenbahn valley station © TVB Paznaun – Ischgl

The New Gampenbahn: World Record and Unique Design
The newly constructed Gampenbahn lets winter sports enthusiasts enjoy a very quiet and comfortable, world-record lift up to the Palinkopf this season. The old, quad chair lift (the longest lift in Austria when it was built) was disassembled after 30 years and replaced by the newest-generation, coupled 6-seat lift designed by Doppelmayr with a capacity of 2,800 persons per hour. Record: Rising for 924 meters, the Gampenbahn handles the greatest elevation difference by a coupled 6-seat covered lift in the world. From the access booth up to the premium seat upholstery, everything was fully redesigned in the very low noise/low vibration Gampenbahn. Highlight of the 122 new 6-seat chairs: The back sides of the extra-wide (52 cm), ergonomically shaped and heated seats are covered with images of chamois, marmot and all the animals common to the surrounding mountain world. And so every seat is unique. Optimum safety lock bar is included. The Gampenbahn valley station (1,924 meters) is in the middle of the Silvretta Arena in what is called the Fimba. From there, the lift brings winter sports enthusiasts up the world record 924 meters elevation and 21 towers in about 8 minutes to the Gampenbahn mountain station at 2,848 meters. And that is the top of the Palinkopf, one of the most beautiful and highest bowls in the ski area. With the new cable run, four of the former towers were eliminated. The old quad lift managed about 13 million passengers over 30 years in Ischgl, and it too, has found a new home. In the town of Taras in Kazakhstan. All info at: https://www.ischgl.com/en/more/cable-car-company/new-2018-2019.

The new Gampenalpe has seating for more than 100 patrons, is located at 1,990 meters elevation, and is about 400 m from the new Gampenbahn valley station © TVB Paznaun – Ischgl

Ischgl Slopefood and Gampenalpe: Two New Restaurants in the Ski Area
At the beginning of the ski season, winter sports enthusiasts will find two new, and stylistically very different dining opportunities around the new Gampenbahn. A new, stylish self-serve restaurant was integrated right into the Gampenbahn valley station. The design motto of the new restaurant with the appropriate name of “Ischgl Slopefood” is: The ski area comes into the restaurant. Here the orders are placed in a “streetfood” style and the food, such as burgers, for example, is handed over from a gondola. The lamps resemble the bars of a button lift. Anyone wanting classical service in a cozy cabin atmosphere will be at home in the new Gampenalpe, with its traditional, regional Tyrolian kitchen. The newly constructed, rustic ski lodge has seating for more than 100 patrons, is located at 1,990 meters elevation, and is about 400 m from the new Gampenbahn valley station and is right on the red ski run No. 40. Additional information at: www.ischgl.com.

Snow guarantee in the Silvretta Arena from November until May © TVB Paznaun – Ischgl

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