Ski World Cup Opening 2013


Following the favourite star in front of the television or directly on the spot; keeping one’s fingers crossed while he or she takes the steep downhill with exhilarating speed; hours filled with tension and excitement…

For many winter fans this is just as much a part of the cold season as skiing itself. One must exercise a little bit of patience until the major ski areas in the Alps finally open their doors. However, the Opening of the Alpine Ski World Cup isn’t very far at all.

The start makes – and how could it be any different – Sölden in Tyrol on the 26th of October. The World Cup season is traditionally opened by the female participants. On Saturday they compete in a giant slalom on Glacier Rettenbach. Then Ivica Kostelic, Maria Riesch, Linsey Vonn & Co present their best shape, showing off the results of ardent summer training. The male participants follow the next day in the same discipline.

The start numbers are drawn on the eve of the event. The first round starts at 9.30 am, the second round at 12.45 pm. A colourful programme of side-events is organized around this very first World Cup competition in the winter of 2013/14, including World Cup and Ö3 Parties, Fan Club Parades and much more. 

The World Cup season lasts till mid-March 2014 and offers an estimated number of 37 races for men and 36 for women at a total of 19 settings. We wish spectators a lot of fun and enjoyment during the races!

Another highlight this year are the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi from 7th till 23rd of February!

More information about the ski resort Sölden in Tyrol, Austria.