FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Opening

26. - 28.10.2018
Rettenbach Glacier


In Sölden the winter season already starts on 26th October, as soon as the stars of the Alpine Ski World Cup get together on Rettenbach Glacier high above Sölden - on the occasion of the Alpine Ski Championship Season Opener. "Ladies first" is the slogan of the Women's giant slalom held on Saturday while the Men's competition takes place on Sunday. Thrilling moments and loads of action await you!

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Mythic world cup opening Sölden

Since the 2000/2001 season, the yearly held men’s and women’s Alpine Ski World Opening has been taking place on Sölden’s Rettenbach Glacier.
This ultimate World Cup season kick-off attracts thousands of visitors and sports fans to the valley. But what it is that makes the giant slalom races on the glacier slope high above Sölden so legendary? We got to the bottom of the mythic World Cup Opening by reviving some very special moments of the past in order to get attuned to this year’s races...

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Showdown of the ski stars

Am I in a good physical shape? Which material do the other athletes use? Is this glacier ski race the start of my personal career or already the ultimate highlight of the season?
All these and many more questions have to be answered by the world’s skiing elite on occasion of the yearly held Alpine Ski World Opening on Rettenbach Glacier. Also this year some 27,000 cheering fans will enjoy thrilling races in the Ötztal by celebrating the heroes of ski sports all weekend long from 21 to 23 October 2016.

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