Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Alpine Ski World Cup starts today on the Rettenbach Glacier in Sölden, Austria

Today the FIS World Cup opens with the Women’s Giant Slalom on the Rettenbach glacier in Sölden, Tirol (AUT). The FIS Women's and Men's Alpine Ski World Cup is held for the 11th time in the Tyrolean ski resort.

25.10.2008 Women's Giant Slalom
26.10.2008 Men's Giant Slalom

Yesterday the FIS Forum Alpinum – the Information Session for Ski Journalists – took place took place in the Freizeit Arena in Sölden.
At 6:30 pm, the Krone World Cup Party was held in the Postplatz square in Sölden village center.
Finally, closing a long day, the Frozen Fire World Cup Party took place in the Aqua Dome Tirol Therme Längenfeld opening officially the winter season.
This afternoon, starting at 7:00 pm, a new kind of side-event will take place in the Freizeit Arena: the Worldcup "Oktoberfest", live music and entertainment by Jetzendorfer Hinterhofmusikanten and DJ RM.
Sölden offers the marvelous BIG 3, Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 meters which are accessible by lifts or gondolas. From November trough May thanks to the ski area's high-Alpine location (1,350 - 3,250 m) and the modern snowmaking system (covering all slopes lower than 2,200 m) snow is guaranteed in Sölden.

FIS has launched a new website focused on the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. The website is now online at