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Gastro Ski World Cup 2011

Ischgl and its neighbouring villages of Galtűr, Kappl and See have a diary full of events to play out the ski season, maximising their snowsure position in the Paznaun valley of the Silvretta mountains in Tirol, Austria.

Ischgl chefs

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On 11 April, Ischgl hosts the annual Gastro Ski World Cup, when 60 celebrity chefs from across Europe will compete in a giant slalom race against each other for the Chef’s Star Cup.The resort’s Easter Sunday concert on April 24 with German band Culcha Candela, is a prequel to the main end of season Top Of The Mountain concert featuring The Killers on Saturday 30 April, which is a great bonus ski getaway weekend for Brits with the Royal Wedding bank holiday and May bank holiday meaning four days off work.

Ischgl’s family-friendly neighbouring resort of Kappl hosts a Spring Festival on Sunday 17 April, with a live band and plenty of party games for the children.

For fun on the piste of a different kind, head for See, just a little further down from Kappl. At the Water Surf contest on Easter Saturday (April 23), contestants attempt to cross a small lake on skis, snowboards or by any other means. The aim is to stay dry crossing the artificially-created lake, after a run-up on the slopes.

At the end of the valley, Galtűr has an Easter snow festival on Easter Sunday (24 April), with activities and music geared to families.

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