Monday, May 2, 2016

Ischgl Closes Winter Season with Muse and 14,000 Fans


"Time is running out" – the song by British rock band Muse set the tone in Ischgl at the weekend. 14,000 fans celebrated the finale to a successful winter season before the Alpine backdrop of the Silvretta.
When fresh snow, the spring sun and live rock sounds echo through the Silvretta Arena, that's when the world-famous Top of the Mountain Concert takes place in Ischgl. On 30 April, the British band Muse laid on festival vibes at 2,300 metres above sea level. 14,000 winter sports enthusiasts came to the Ischgl season finale to celebrate the end of the winter season with the Grammy-winners. The trio is regarded as one of the best rock bands in the world and promptly provided proof of this on the legendary Idalp-stage: In the centre of the ski area, the three musicians put on a superb one-and-a-half-hour show with rock anthems including "Uprising", "Psycho" and "Madness" or classics like "Plug In Baby" and "Feeling Good". Dressed in retro ski suits the three rock stars obviously enjoyed the gig and perfectly matched the alpine setting during their breathtaking live show at 2,300 metres above sea level.
Muse follows in the footsteps of a galaxy of superstars who have entertained skiers and boarders in the Austrian resort's traditional Top of the Mountain gig. Long time ago, Ischgl decided to put its entire advertising and marketing budget into staging two massive concerts a year to open and close the winter season. Elton John was the first star to feature in the Tirolean resort's now famous season closing concerts, back in 1995. Since then the resort has hosted Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Sting, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Atomic Kitten, Peter Gabriel, The Corrs, Alanis Morissette, Lionel Richie, Pink, the Scissor Sisters, the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Elton John again, Gabriella Cilmi, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Gossip, The Killers,Roxette, Mariah Carey, The Scorpions, Deep Purple, Nickelback, Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Thirty Seconds to Mars and The Beach Boys.


Ischgl revealed the band for the opening of the new winter season to winter sports fans already at the season finale. One of the most successful German bands is coming to the "Adventureland" of Ischgl: On 26 November 2016, the band PUR will kick off the 2016/17 skiing season at the legendary Top of the Mountain Concert. Singer Hartmut Engler and his six bandmates are known for their spectacular live shows and promise a season opening with PURe vibes with hits including "Abenteuerland", "Ich lieb’ dich" , "Lena" or "Hör gut zu".
Ischgl (1377m) is a truly Ski Paradise in Tirol (Austria) with 238 km of prepared pistes, 43 lifts and lots of interesting new features in the ski resort. The modern lifts managed by the Silvretta Seilbahn AG Company offer a high level of comfort and countless extras, such as heated seats in the Fimbabahn cable car built for the 2007/08 season. A variety of slopes and ski routes offer a opportunity for everyone, from beginners to experts looking for challenging pistes. Eleven is the name of the longest piste with approximately 11 kilometres from the top of the ski resort in Greitspitz (2,872 metres) to Ischgl village (1,400 metres).
From Ischgl you can access to the Silvretta Arena Ski Paradise, thanks to an alliance between two Companies (Silvretta Seilbahn AG and Bergbahnen Sammaun AG) and two ski resorts (Ischgl-Sammaun) from two different countries (Switzerland-Austria).

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