Program 2019

FRIDAY, 25. October

01.00 - 04.00 pm FIS FORUM ALPINUM Freizeit Arena Sölden
05.00 pm KRONE World Cup Party Postplatz square
07.00 pm Womens bib number drawing Postplatz square
afterwards KRONE World Cup Party

Postplatz square

Race course Rettenbach Glacier-Sölden

SATURDAY 26. October

10.00 am 1st run Womens GSL Rettenbach Glacier
  Ö3 Party Rettenbach Glacier
01.00 pm 2nd run Womens GSL Rettenbach Glacier
afterwards Flower ceremony Womens GSL

Rettenbach Glacier

  Ö3 Party Rettenbach Glacier
05.00 pm KRONE World Cup Party Postplatz square
05.45 pm Parade of Fanclubs Sölden Center
07.00 pm Official prize giving ceremony - Womens GSL Postplatz square
  Award ceremony of Fanclubs Postplatz square
07.15 pm Mens bib number drawing Postplatz square
afterwards KRONE World Cup Party Postplatz square

SUNDAY, 27. October

10.00 am 1st run Mens GSL Rettenbach Glacier
  Ö3 Party Rettenbach Glacier
01.00 pm 2nd run Mens GSL Rettenbach Glacier
afterwards Flower & Price giving ceremony
Mens GSL
Award ceremony of Fanclubs

Rettenbach Glacier

  Ö3 Party Rettenbach Glacier


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 2018
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 and at the team captain's meeting.

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

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

Technischer Delegierter FIS
Senoner Rainer (ITA)

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 21 October 2019, 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

Worldcup OK-Office

Contact - Data

from Wed, 23 Oct. Freizeit- Arena Wed, 2.00 - 8.00 pm
Thu-Sat, 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
Sun, 8.00 am - 4.00 pm
T 05254-500-104
from Sat, 26 Oct. Rettenbachgletscher   T 05254-506-101
from Thu, 24 Oct. Freizeit- Arena Thu, 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
Fri-Sat, 8.00 am - 7.00 pm
Sun, 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
T 05254-500-108
from Thu, 24 Oct. Freizeit- Arena Thu, 9.00 am - 9.00 pm
Fri-Sat, 8.00 am - 9.00 pm
Sat, 7.00 am - 9.00 pm
So, 7.00 am - 6.00 pm
T 05254-500-100
from Fri, 25 Oct. Rettenbachgletscher Fri, 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Sat-Sun, 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
T 05254-506-100
from Thu, 24 Oct Freizeit-Arena Thu-Sat, 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
Sun, 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
T 05254-500-100
from Wed, 23 Oct Freizeit- Arena
Fabienne Holzknecht
Wed 2.00 - 6.00 pm
Thu-Sat, 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
So, 8.00 am  - 12.00 noon
T 05254-500-106


President Falkner Jakob
Vize president Riml Bernhard
BM Mag. Schöpf Ernst
Arnold Andre
Finances / Budget Mag. Richter Peter
Posch Hansjörg
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
Mag. Richter Stefan
Tickets Baumann Viktoria
Accomodation Klotz Michaela
Prettenhofer Ulrike
Coordination Security Maier Michael
Medical Service Scheiber Franz - Gletscher
Klotz Hermann - Straße
Bombardelli Jürgen
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
Riml Armin
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 Arnold Markus
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
Ennemoser Sarah
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 Senoner Rainer
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


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