Ischgl’s five month long winter ski season will be launched on Saturday 26 November with an open air evening concert by pop duo Roxette, it was announced today.

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. Artists Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle will perform in the village of Ischgl, in the Paznaun valley of the Tirol, with entry free to all who hold a valid two day skipass.

Skiers and boarders can take to the slopes the day before the concert as the ski season begins on Friday 25 November. They have plenty to look forward to, with 44 skilifts opening up to 238kms of groomed piste. The snow-sure resort will operate up to 1 May 2012.

NEW for 2011-12 is the 6-seater chairlift Sonnenbahn B5, which replaces the t-bar Sonnenlift; the Panorama Salettl Idalp slopeside bar; and iSki Ischgl App for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android using a new GPS tracking system.

Crystal Ski (; tel: 0871 231 2256) offers a week’s bed & breakfast at the three-star guesthouse Garnie Neder in Ischgl from £598 per person including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and airport transfers for departure on 10 December.

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