By moving the main event location from Postplatz to the Giggijoch base station at the village entrance, both organizers and fans can look forward to even more space and quality time. The spacious area offers the best conditions for the popular side program including fan parade and drawing of start numbers. On Friday (6.00 pm) and Saturday (6.30 pm) the car convoy will start for the first time at Freizeit Arena Sölden. The athletes will drive in vintage cars directly to the event area next to Giggijoch Gondola where one after the other appears on the stage for a short small talk, in order to draw their start number afterwards. For this ultimate highlight, also the popular fan parade will arrive punctually on Saturday, leading from Tyroler Hof (near Postplatz) to Giggijoch Gondola base station. The prize-giving ceremonies, the fan club awards (Saturday, 8.00 pm) and the subsequent World Cup Party with live music by Josh („Cordula Grün“) will also find the ideal setting here.
The giant slalom stars will open the racing season on 28 and 29 October 2023 in Sölden. The sporting squad and, above all, the fans can look forward to some optimizations and innovations in the course of the event - from Giggijoch base station as the new hub for events in the village and a vintage car convoy for the ski stars to the Experience Room at the headquarters of Ötztal Tourismus.
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STAGING 30 YEARS OF SKI WORLD CUP
In 1993, the first World Cup races took place at Rettenbach Glacier. In 2023, the proud anniversary will be remembered by installing a contemporary Experience Room. The multimedia history of three decades of Sölden’s Ski World Cup is accessible to anyone interested at the Experience Room of the Ötztal Tourismus headquarters from 23 to 29 October. On the digital screens there will also be a cinema presentation of 30 Ski World Cup Years. The social media walls of the Ski World Cup and an interactive Sölden journey will be highlighted by a meet & greet with the Sölden sponsoring athletes (Thomas Dreßen, Franziska Gritsch, Fabio Gstrein, ...) on 27 October.