Katy Perry to open the Ischgl season

Sat 05 September 09

It's the turn of that lipstick les strumpet Ms Perry to open the Ischgl season this year on the 28th November.

Katy Perry to open the Ischgl season

Katy Perry to open the Ischgl season ©

Chart topper Katy Perry is to launch the 09-10 winter sports season at Ischgl, the resort announced today.

It's another coup by the Austrian village, which has a tradition of opening and closing its winters with gigs by huge stars.

Katy, who has topped charts all over the world with her singles I Kissed A Girl and Hot N Cold, will perform in the Tirolean village on Saturday 28 November.

Katy, 24, who was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to Gospel music, rose to fame with her 2007 internet hit Ur So Gay. She has swiftly built a huge following in Britain and the rest of Europe.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry

At the 09-10 Ischgl season-opening concert, she will follow in a long line of headline acts that have launched the season, including Leona Lewis and Gabriella Cilmi (last year), Rihanna, The Corrs, Lionel Richie, Ronan Keating and Pussycat Dolls.

Entrance to the concert, which kicks off at 6pm, will be by valid lift-pass. A one-day lift ticket for 28 November will be 55euros (covering skiing and the concert). A two-day lift ticket will cost 86euros.

Skiing opens at Ischgl, one of Austria's highest and most snowsure resorts, on Friday 27 November.

Have a look at www.ischgl.com for more information on the resort.

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Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “Ischgl has plenty of good wide intermediate slopes, and hidden off-piste stashes. A super fast lift system, a season that lasts until May, great terrain park, and the most full on apres in the Alps, completes the package.”