The FIS World Cup Giant Slalom in October marks the start of an entire series of top events at the “Heartbeat of the Alps”. The highlights of the winter season include HANNIBAL – The Glacier Spectacle on 05 April 2024, the ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL from 8 to 12 April 2024 and Champ of the Lake from 19 to April 2024, comprising the glacier ski area opening until 01 May. Important note for cycling sports fans: the legendary Ötztaler Cycle Marathon will once again take place on the tried and tested date of 01 September 2024.
|The top-events of Sölden 2023/24|
RED BULL IMAGE QUEST FROM 28 TO 30 NOVEMBER 2023
The Winner Award Ceremony of the world‘s largest competition for adventure and action sports photography will take place in Sölden this year on November 30. As part of a threeday event, the program includes the announcement of the winners in ten different categories, as well as exciting workshops, lectures and networking. Sölden is also a partner of the „Masterpiece by Sölden“ category and will present the 50 final images in an outdoor exhibition from 1.12. to 21.12.2023 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Gaislachkoglbahn car park/ parking deck 8.
HANNIBAL ON 05 APRIL 2024
On Friday after Easter, the spectacular glacier spectacle HANNIBAL will take place again in the natural setting of Rettenbach Glacier. The artistic network of Lawine Torrèn stages Commander Hannibal‘s historic Alpine crossing with the help of snow grooming machines, dancers, helicopters and extreme athletes. 75,000 spectators have gathered in Sölden since 2001 in order to follow the Carthaginian‘s coup live and with all senses. A show that is second to none and will go down in the annals as probably the greatest contemporary performance world-wide.
ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL FROM 8 TO 12 APRIL 2024
Mountains full of beats: the ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL promises the ultimate mix of electronic dance music, skiing and culinary delights for entire five days. At several different locations amidst the scenic Sölden ski area, first and foremost on Giggijoch at some 2,300 meters above sea level, which will turn into a giant snow-covered dance floor during the main acts. In its 10th edition, visitors can look forward to a rousing festival birthday party with many renowned guests (program tbd). Top deal for all fans: admission to the concerts is already included in a valid Sölden day skipass.
CHAMP OF THE LAKE FROM 19 TO 21 APRIL 2024
A new event with a high fun factor is in the starting blocks: at the 1st Champ of the Lake on Rettenbach Glacier in Sölden, intrepid people can win a lot of prize money in the women‘s, men‘s and crazy vehicle categories. The ultimate challenge is the following: to plow as far as possible through a 60 meter long, 6 meter wide and 1 meter deep pool of water on skis, snowboards or other crazy equipment. The contest is framed by fabulous parties, DJ sound, freestyle shows and the best atmosphere at the event site and in Sölden. The winter ski area and the two glacier ski areas are open on the event weekend. The glacier slopes of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach will remain in operation until 01 May 2024.
ÖTZTALER CYCLE MARATHON ON 01 SEPTEMBER 2024
The Ötztaler myth is alive - and how! Every year around 4,000 racing cyclists pursue the dream of the Alps’ probably most demanding cycle marathon. While the fastest participants master the loop track over 227 km, 4 alpine passes and an unbelievable 5,500 meters of altitude in just under seven hours, for the rest it‘s a case of “finishing is the most important thing”! With the starting signal on 01 September 2024, the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon returns to its proven date at the end of the summer season. The race for the coveted starting places already starts in January 2024 by registering on www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com.