The entire network of slopes will be divided into six sectors, so developing boarders and skiers will know exactly what to expect on each part of the mountain.

The idea is that they can move up a sector as their skill increases, each step up giving them more challenges and variety. Special Silvapark guides will be on hand in each sector to give advice and encouragement - a service that Galtür believes is a first in the ski industry.

"With Silvapark we are exploring new avenues in terms of service in ski tourism," said a tourist office spokesman. "Our ski area is enormously versatile, and that is why we have created clear subdivisions to help guests make the most of the mountain and easily find the runs that are best suited to them."

The various sectors will be clearly marked on the ski map and signposted on the slopes. The youngest guests will have their own beginners' area, while the adventurous will be able to test themselves on jumps and rails in the Actionpark.
The Sector 04 for example will feature some of the resort's more exciting and challenging runs from the top lift stations at 7,530ft.

Those wanting to take things a little more leisurely will have their own sector, 06, which will include 74 kilometres of cross-country trails as well as snowshoeing routes and winter hiking trails.

Silvapark at Galtür is at the head of the beautiful Paznaun Valley, not far from Ischgl, and is known for its snowsure slopes throughout a long winter season. It's a charming, peaceful village, centred on its pretty church, with no through traffic.
Already thought of as ideal for family holidays, the ground-breaking Silvapark concept can only reinforce its traditional strengths.