The Austrian village has a reputation for marking the ski season opening and closing weekends with a high energy rock concert featuring international stars. The pop duo of Roxette joins a gallery of big names to perform the prestigious Top Of The Mountain Opening Concert, which include Katy Perry, Rihanna, Gossip, Leona Lewis, Pussycat Dolls, Lionel Richie and Ronan Keating.
Roxette is the biggest music export from Sweden since Abba, with well known hits including Joyride, Sleeping In My Car, Listen To Your Heart and The Look. The duo's performance will be free to attend for all who hold a valid two day skipass.
If they wish skiers and boarders can take to the slopes the day before the concert as the ski season begins on Friday 25th November. The snow-sure resort will then operate right up to 1 May 2012.
Packages for the opening weekend are available on the resort's site with deals from 199 Euros per person for a three night stay from 24 to 27 November, including accommodation with breakfast and three day VIP skipass. The nearest airports to Ischgl are Innsbruck (BA; easyJet), Munich (BA; Lufthansa) and Zurich (BA; Swiss).