This is a photo taken in Idalp in the in Silvetta Arena, a ski area on the Austrian-Swiss border. Silvretta Arena t is one of the largest skiing areas in the Alps. The lift system of the Silvretta Arena has a total of transport capacity of 78,900 people per hour. The system has 3 gondolas, 2 aerial ropeways (80 + 180 passengers), 23 chair lifts, 11 surface lifts. The three gondolas all start in the village of Ischl. Two of them, Fimbababahn and Silvrettabahn, take the passenger to Idalp at height of 2 320 meters. From Idalp you see a number of mountain peaks. I am not sure, but I believe that the peaks seen in this picture are Idjoch, 2760 m and Viderjoch, 2 732 m.
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boa (7375) 2010-01-31 12:39
very impressive ski area,and beautiful mountains. Unfortunately I have not been to the Alps for many years, but your picture makes me want to go there again. It`s hard to beat this ,when it's nice weather.
Excellent clarity and colors, a good note also,well done!
Ha en trevlig Söndag.
jaywalker (16101) 2010-01-31 14:16
Hi Ulf, A lovely bright skiing scene with the peoples outfits offering a nice array of colour, the mountainous background is a wonderful attraction & the light is perfect, a beautiful blue sky in this superb interesting picture, kind regards Wilson.
Bergenphotos (2898) 2010-01-31 14:25
Seems like you enjoyed skiing! Tyrol is a wonderful place, and I think you here show the best side of it. For me, it's famous for ski resorts and high mountains, which you have included in the picture. I'm also glad you included many happy people skiing.
Hilsener fra Bergen.
saxo042 (37794) 2010-01-31 23:42
This looks like a picture from "Twin Peaks". The way people are grouped here, in different long lines, is a fine compositional detail. Nice to see snow in the right place.
Tue (35302) 2010-02-01 2:18
Great view of this skiiing area and the two mountain peaks in the background. Great to see all the colourful dots scattered around the snow. Thanks for sharing!
danos (96760) 2010-02-02 0:27
Good morning Ulf,
a great panoramic shot from Silvetta Arena,with the crowd of the colourful people to enjoy their presence there making ski and enjoying the place.I like this beautiful scene with the brilliant light and the vivid colours to make the image very pleasant.
Have a nice day,Danos
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2010-02-02 3:27
Great capture of the skiing arena, very nice composed. Greats colours. Well done.
have a nice day
Longroute (19396) 2010-02-02 12:39
What a fine scene and scenery!
This photo is really a feast for the eyes. There is a great depth and sense of perspective thanks to the rows of skiers and the sight of those superb mountains. The snow is reproduced in a excellent way even in the shaded parts and the chromatic contrast with the colourful people is appealing. Furthemore what I think is pleasing to the eye here are those three diagonal lines: the one created by the people descending from the station at the left, the skiing track and the profile of the first mountain to the right. But apart from those rational motives I like the bright and gay atmosphere.
pablominto (53746) 2010-02-04 23:36
This is an attractive ski area indeed..!
And obviously I'm not the only one to think so...
Skillful exposure of snow in bright sunshine, the view is well frames and the image tells the story well!
sacavem (18620) 2010-02-18 11:26
Uma bela imagem de um local muito especial. Gosto muito do POV e cores. Este ano eu vou conhecer este sitio, em Setembro.