Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates!

Ski World Cup in Saalbach – now in the Starting Gates!

Information on tickets, press accreditation and program

On 20th of December the world elite of giant slalom will be competing at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Information about tickets, press accreditations and the program can be found here. Tip: True ski fans will have race action for three days, as on 21st and 22nd of December the FIS European Cup Speed races will also be held at the Zwölferkogel in Hinterglemm!

Saalbach Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates.
Saalbach Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates.
Copyright: © saalbach.com, Tina Roos

Tickets

Tickets are available from € 12,00 online via oeticket.com. The tickets of the canceled Ski World Cup in Sölden are also valid in Saalbach.

Secure your “pole position” for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Saalbach with your personal VIP ticket. Enjoy culinary delights, fine wines and a wide selection of other beverages throughout the day in the VIP tent in the finish area. First class caterers will provide regional food in a stylish setting. Feel the emotions of the world’s elite of ski sports up close on the VIP grandstand in the finish area and enjoy a clear view of the finish slope of the race track. Price € 360,00 (including all taxes). VIP tickets are available online at saalbach.com/skiweltcup.

Press accreditation

Further press information can be found here.

Here you can also register as a media representative for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Saalbach.

Program

Wednesday, 19th of December

  • starting 5:00 pm: Ski Austria Party with bib draw at the “Festplatz” in Hinterglemm
  • Party & Sound

Thursday, 20th of December – RACE DAY

  • 10:00 am Start First Run at the Zwölferkogel
  • 1:00 pm Start Second Run at the Zwölferkogel
  • Victory ceremony after the Second Run aht the finish area Zwölferkogel
  • Party & Sound

Subject to change

Manuel Feller- Saalbach Ski World Cup. Copyright-©-GEPA-pictures-Christian-Walgram-Manuel-Feller. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates.
Manuel Feller- Saalbach Ski World Cup. Copyright-©-GEPA-pictures-Christian-Walgram-Manuel-Feller. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates.

Piste Info

Skiers won’t experience any restrictions. The slopes at the Zwölferkogel are only partly closed for the race.

Further information at saalbach.com/skiweltcup

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Alpine skiing at the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. The skiers will not be affected because of the World Cup. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates
Alpine skiing at the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. The skiers will not be affected because of the World Cup. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates

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Picturesque Saalbach - Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates.
Picturesque Saalbach – Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates.

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Featured Image: Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saalbach. Ski World Cup: Saalbach is in the Starting Gates. Copyright: © nill.at; GEPA Pictures – Daniel Goetzhaber; Christian Wöckinger.

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