Schmugglerrunde (smuggler rounds)- the new ski circuit tours with sweepstakes As with all border regions, Paznaun was also a popular smuggler's region during times of need. The local smugglers carried butter, cheese and furs into neighboring Samnaun and carried back all the things that were needed: coffee, rice, flour, tobacco, saccharin, spices, etc. Smuggling was difficult work however, especially due to the heavy loads. A full backpack could weigh between 40-50 kg.
As of December 2016, the new Gold, Silver and Bronze Schmugglerrunden (smuggler rounds) are available to skiers. These are ski circuit tours through the Ischgl/Samnaun ski resort. The rounds can be tracked with the iSki Ischgl app to win great prizes.