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The Alpine Ski World Cup Kicks Off in Sölden in 30 Days

The 2021-2022 Audi FIS Ski World Cup season is just around the corner. After months of waiting, the Alpine Ski World Cup will be back in 30 days. Sölden (Tirol, Austria) again will host the first Races of the season. As every year, the Women's Giant Slalom opens the new World Cup.

Since the 2000/2001 season, the Women's and Men's ski World Cup has traditionally been held on the Rettenbach Glacier in Sölden.

The races of the Alpine Ski World Cup Season Opener Sölden will be held on 23 and 24 October. The FIS Women's and Men's Alpine Ski World Cup is held for the 26th time in the Tyrolean ski resort.


23.10.2021 Women's Giant Slalom

24.10.2021 Men's Giant Slalom

Starting times:

1st run: 10:00 am

2nd run: 13:00 pm (Women), 13.15 (Men)

Sölden is a very modern and popular ski resort in the Ötztal valley of Tirol, Austria. The main village of Sölden is located at 1,368 meters above sea level.

Sölden offers the marvelous BIG 3, Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 meters which are accessible by lifts. From November through 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.

Rettenbach Glacier. Sölden. Picture: Ski Paradise

With a surface covering more than 20 km² and 34.5 km of pistes, Sölden's glacier ski area ranks among the largest in Tirol and all Austria. Located between 2675 and 3250 meters, the scenic mountain ski areas of Rettenbach and Tiefenbachferner are connected by a ski tunnel.

Eight modern mountain lifts take skiers up the glacier ski mountains. The base lift stations at the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach Glaciers can be also easily reached by car or bus via the highest Panoramic Road in the Eastern Alps.

Ski Paradise
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