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Program AUDI FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Sölden 2020

Saturday, 23.10.2021

Women's Giant Slalom (10.00 am / 1.00 pm)


Sunday, 24.10.2021

Men's Giant Slalom (10.00 am / 1.15 pm)

Race course Rettenbach Glacier-Sölden

World Cup Slope Rettenbach Glacier Sölden

For the alpine skiers the race track in Sölden with its impressive steep slope is the first challenge of world cup season. From the finish area almost the entire course can be watched.


Facts Race Course:

  • Altitude at start: 3,040 m
  • Altitude at finish line: 2,670 m
  • Difference in altitude: 370 m
  • Minimal incline: 15.5 %
  • Maximal incline: 65 %
  • Average incline: 33.1 %
  • Slalom sticks: 41 - 56 Slalom sticks, depending on the course setting
  • Speed of the alpine skiers: between 65 - 80 km/h
  • Required material: 5,000 m security fence; 4,000 m safety net; 11,500 m cable, 210 m airfence, 260m fence
Skiworldcup Route Sölden Rettenbachglacier

AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Opening Sölden

Promoter: Austria Ski Event Ges.m.b.H.
A-6020 Innsbruck / Olympiastraße 10
c/o Bergbahnen Sölden,
A-6450 Sölden,
Skiworldcup-Opening Sölden
Responsible Association: Skiclub Sölden-Hochsölden, A-6450 Sölden
General: Competitors who have been registered by their respective association are entitled to participate, provided they hold a valid FIS Licence (Art. 208.2IWO). Entrance is only permitted to the restricted areas (slopes) with the authorisation of the Chief Race Director and no exceptions will be made. The competition areas can only be entered with official accreditaton passes, with seperate entrances for women and men. In addition, competitors are reminded of the stipulations of the World Cup regulations and the IWO, and particularly in terms of advertising and equipment.
Judging: Women's Giant Slalom
Men's Giant Slalom
Competition Management:

Sölden Competition office, Freizeit Arena. Special announcements of the competition management and the panel of judges are made from the competition office.

FIS Chief Race Director Men
Markus Waldner
Emmanuel Couder (Stv.)

FIS Chief Race Director Women
Peter Gerdol
Markus Mayr (Stv.)

Technischer Delegierter FIS
Wild Stefanie (GER)

Basis of the contract: Standards relating to the safety measures and conditions affecting the competition and training slopes are based on the valid and relevant stipulations of the Common Regulations for all Skiing Competitions (IWO) of the International Ski Federation, the agreement (specifications) between the Organisation-Committee (OC) and the FIS, according to which the instructions of the appointed jury are definitive. Each participant undertakes to inform the jury of any causes for concern that he/she may have. By starting the race, the competitor acknowledges the he/she finds the current condition of the slope and the prevailing safety measures to be suitable and satifactory. The promoter does not accepts any additional responsibility for any condition of slope or any safety measures.
Deadlinge for registration: For all national associations by 12 October 2020, at the latest.
Insurance: The relevant associations are responsible for insuring their particpants.
Complaints: Any complaints, in acoordance with the Common Regulations for all Skiing (IWO), should be referred to the competition office on the Rettenbach Glacier.
Official posters: Available from the competition office at the Freizeit Arena and at the competition office on Rettenbach Glacier.
Prize money: SFR 120.000 per race


Opening Hours Freizeit Arena



Race Office Skiservice Center
Thursday, 21.10.2021 8.00 am - 8.00 pm 8.00 am - 8.00 pm 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
Friday, 22.10.2021 8.00 am - 8.00 pm 8.00 am - 8.00 pm 8.00 am - 10.00 pm
Saturday, 23.10.2021 8.00 am - 8.00 pm 8.00 am - 8.00 pm 6.00 am - 10.00 pm
Sunday, 24.10.2021 8.00 am - 1.00 pm 8.00 am - 4.00 pm 6.00 am - 4.00 pm
President Falkner Jakob
Vize president Riml Bernhard
BM Mag. Schöpf Ernst
Arnold Andre
Finances / Budget Mag. Richter Peter
Ski club Sölden Hochsölden Grüner Sigi
World Cup Office Mag. Falkner Jakob
Holzknecht Fabienne
Race Director Gstrein Rainer
Race course responsible Grüner Isi
Ski school Sölden Gstrein Gotthard
Chief of gat judges Gritsch Jürgen
Gritsch Tina
Gritsch Philipp
Commentator Steinacher Stefan
Race office Schranz Alfons
Gigele Reinhold
Accrediation Weyringer Egmont
VIP-Office Holzknecht Fabienne
Tickets Baumann Viktoria
Accomodation Thaler Michaela
Prettenhofer Ulrike
Coordination Security Maier Michael
Medical Service Bombardelli Jürgen
Leo Grüner
Mountain Rescue Fiegl Josef
Helicopter Alpin 2 Fürruter Bruno
Race Doctor Dr. Köhle Hermann
Police Harrer Martin
Baldauf Markus
Pfeifer Gert
Obstlt. Juen Hubert
Fire Control Mag. Ing. Schöpf Georg
Schöpf Stefan
BH Imst Mag. Nagele Andreas
Schatz Emanuel
Nagele Katharina
Coordination Accreditation Maier Michael
Accreditation Office Arnold Lukas
Access Control Gritsch Michael
Human Resource Gstrein Claudia
Steward Postplatz / Freizeit Arena Karl Heinz
Gastronomy Glacier Riml Willi
Wedde Florian
Catering Piste / Assistants Grüner Roland
Fringe events - Postplatz Kneisl Markus
Kneisl Philipp
Freizeit Arena - interests Stecher Roland
Staff / Construction / Transport Waldhart Wolfgang
Responsible Glacier - Glacier Stadium Holzknecht Antonia
Vice Responsible,  car parking glacier Frank Gerold
Traffic Kuprian Helmut
Brugger Nicole
Electrical installation Falkner Helmut
Cashier desks / Telephone Pult Gilbert
Holzknecht Egon
Radio System Auer Johann
Schöpf Andreas
ÖSV / ASVG Steger Rupert
Dr. Leistner Klaus
Schnell Sabine
Pilotto Birgit
FIS Events & Sponsorship Capol Jürgen
Tirolean Ski Federation Mag. Margreiter Werner
Press Director Sölden Lorenzi Ernst
Marketing WWP Rinderer Hannes
Program booklet editorial Mag. Jakob Falkner
Program booklet sponsoring Holzknecht Fabienne
Marketing, Public Relations, VIP support Mag. Schwarz Oliver
Fender Carmen
Schultes Gloria
Press-Shuttle Schwarz Tino
Merchandising Glanzer David
Fanclub Organisator Lorenzi Ernst
Accreditation Weyringer Egmont (Feratel)
Video wall Faber Jan-Cees
Sound system Fa. Murdock
Security and barriers Hopfgartner Ingo (ALPINA)
TELEKOM Press center Brunner Christian
Radio system equipment Funkaustria
Ticketing ÖSV Barbara Warwitz (Ö-Ticket)
Timekeeping Longines


FIS Chief Race Director Men Waldner Markus
Couder Emmanuel
FIS Chief Race Director Women Gerdol Peter
Mayr Markus
Technical responsible FIS Beisel Dierk
Race Director Gstrein Rainer
Race course responsible Grüner Isi
Start line judge Scheiber Alois
Finish line judge Gstrein Andreas
Chief of Gate judges Gritsch Jürgen
Chief of calculation team Gstrein Karl