"When I came to Vent in 1964, I thought to myself: My goodness, they're well off. There were several shops. You could even buy an anorak in the village.
I come from Schnalstal Valley. We were six children. My father was the tenant of Similaunhütte mountain refuge. I helped at the hut already as a young girl. When I was 17, I had to take it over completely because my father opened another inn next to the new water reservoir down in the valley. We opened the hut on 09 February and closed it on 'Rosary Sunday' - the first Sunday in October.
At the hut I met Luis, my future husband. He was from Vent, he went skiing, and he was so incredibly entertaining. We got married after half a year - in Schnals, that's what my parents wanted. Then we went to live in Vent. Vent seemed so big and alive to me then.