29/07/2016 / Ischgl

Ischgl kicks of the 2016/17 winter season with PUR and three new features

On 26 November 2016, PUR will kick off the skiing season in Ischgl at the legendary Top of the Mountain Concert. New asof winter 2016/17: A spectacular, two-kilometre long alternative to the valley run in the new zip-line facility "Ischgl Skyfly", the new Flimjochbahn lift and fat hauls with the Ski-App on the new Smuggler's Circuit.

Ischgl Skyfly, Flimjochbahn lift and Smuggler's Circuit – from the winter season 2016/17, another three attractions will be added to the skiing area in Ischgl. On the spectacular zip-line facility Ischgl Skyfly, enjoy rapid tandem rides down into the valley, your skis with you, at an altitude of 50 metres and a distance of 2 kilometres, reaching speeds of up to 84 km/h. The new 8-seat chairlift Flimjochbahn has two chairlifts running along the same pillar, a unique feature worldwide. And: The new Smuggler's Circuit can be profitably completed on skis with the iSki Ischgl APP, in gold, silver and bronze. The skiing season kicks off on 26 November with the legendary Top of the Mountain Concert, featuring PUR. At 18:00, singer Hartmut Engler together with his six bandmates will light a veritable firework of hits with songs such as "Funkelperlenaugen", "Ich lieb’ dich" or "Achtung" from their current album. The ski pass doubles as an entrance ticket and costs 65 Euro. All details on: www.ischgl.com

Spectacular ride down into the valley with the new Ischgl Skyfly 
Thrilling high-wire act: With the beginning of the ski season, a very special zip-line facility, the Ischgl Skyfly, will open in the Ischgl ski area as an alternative to the valley run. From the intermediate terminus of the Silvrettabahn gondola lift (1,683 metres above sea level) daredevils can whoosh down into the valley next to each other on two parallel wire ropes and all the way to the roof terrace of the lower terminus of the 3-cable Pardatschgratbahn lift (1,376 metres above sea level) The skiing gear flies along with you, of course. Seeing that the cables are fitted 50 metres above the ground and reaching breathtaking speeds of up to 84 kilometres per hour, those with a fear of height and speed may want to think twice. The two-kilometre long route with two intermediate terminuses runs below the Kitzloch suspension bridge and through the Fimbabahn lift in spectacular fashion. A ride on the Ischgl Skyfly costs 39 Euro per person (children under 17 years: 25 Euro) and tickets can be bought online or at the intermediate terminus of the Silvrettabahn as of the winter season. All details soon on: www.ischgl.com

Comfortable yet one-of-a-kind worldwide: The new Flimjochbahn cable car
Thanks to the renovation of the Flimjochbahn, Winter sports fans can look forward to a comfortable ride this season from the Idalp up to the Flimjoch (2.752 metres above sea level). The existing 4-seat Flimjoch chairlift has been replaced with a modern 8-seat chairlift with a carrying capacity of 3,200 Pax/h. One-of-a-kind in the world: Pillar no. 9 of the Höllbodenbahn it is also pillar no. 3 of the new Flimjochbahn. Thus two 8-seat chairlifts run along the same pillar at 25 metres altitude. Also new: In order to guarantee safe operation even in windy conditions, the upper terminus of the Flimjochbahn has also been optimised. The new and surrounded exit area now allows, depending on wind direction, opening a downwind exit. The two earth-covered basements of the lower terminus house the chair garage as well as refuelling station, snow groomer garage and storage areas. All the details: https://www.ischgl.com/de/more/seilbahnunternehmen/neu-2016-2017 

New ski circuit: With Ski-App two smugglers' gold
Who dares wins: From December 2016, winter sports fans can, in addition to collecting kilometres by GPS tracking, make big hauls on the new Smuggler's Circuit through the Ischgl/Samnaun ski area using the Ischgl App. The name of the circuit tells what you can expect, because like all border regions the Paznaun also used to be a popular smuggling region. The smugglers, who knew their way around the region, carried mainly butter, cheese and fur in backpacks weighing up to 50 kilos into neighbouring Samnaun, and from there brought coffee, rice, flour, tobacco, saccharin and spices back home. On the new smugglers' routes, however, it's not the goods but the covered kilometres that are in focus. There is no time pressure. With the start/finish lower terminus Fimbabahn A3 in Ischgl or Twinliner L1 in Samnaun, there are three options to choose from depending on riding ability. The Smuggler's Circuits Gold and Silver are challenging: To get gold, 35.7 kilometres of slopes, 59 kilometres of cable car rides and slopes and 6,463 metres difference in altitude must be tracked with the free iSki Ischgl App. Silver is awarded for 24.7 kilometres of slopes, 41.1 kilometres of cable car rides and slopes and 4,745 metres difference in altitude. The Bronze Circuit down blue slopes with 19.8 kilometres of slopes, 40.2 kilometres of cable car rides and slopes and 3,191 metres difference in altitude is easier. Those who have successfully completed their circuit still have a chance to make big hauls at the end, as daily prizes are raffled off among all Smuggler's Circuit trackers. All the details: www.schmugglerrunde.com. App-Download for iOS and Android: www.ischgl.com/apps.