Ischgl shapes up this year!

Want to see how the snow is shaping up in Ischgl this year?

With 500 tonnes of snow dumped on Ischgl over the last week there is plenty to talk about regarding the snow here. Things are shaping up so nicely that even Simon Cowell has taken up residence on the mountain at the top of the B1 chair lift.

This week in Ischgl we have been treated to 10 international artists competing in the ‘Shapes in White’ competition around the Idalp area of the mountain. The competition which has now been running for 22 years after the decision was made to do something with the luxury problem regularly faced in Ischgl of  ‘too much snow’. The completion this year carries the theme of “talent show” and has attracted the judges from Germany’s ‘Search for a Star’ TV show as well as DJ Antoine and other celebrities into Ischgl to help cast the vote for their favourite.


The 10 sculptures, each standing up to 7m tall, have been made from over 500 tonnes of snow and will be staying where they are, dotted around the Idalp area of the mountain, until around May time when the spring sunshine decides it is time for them to leave.

The winning sculpture this year is the very impressive reconstruction of 2007 Germanys ‘Search for a Star’ winner Mark Medlock singing his lungs out on the side of Blue 2. Second place was awarded the sculpture titled simply (but not quite correctly) ‘Win?’ which is on the side of Blue 8 and third place was given to the ‘casting the king’ sculpture found at the top of the Pardatschgrat lift.

Sculpture 3


Snow Sculptures in Ischgl