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FIS World Cup Opening 28th & 29th October 2023
Traditional Season Start in Sölden

Each year in late October the opening event of the FIS World Cup takes place on the slopes of the Rettenbachferner glacier in Sölden, where the world's best skiers go head-to-head in a giant slalom followed live by more than 30,000 fans. This event, which is also famous for its parties, marks the opening of the winter season in the Ötztal Valley.


Hotel Bergland owner Sigi Grüner is himself a member of the organising committee which is responsibe for putting on the races. During this weekend many FIS delegates, fans and ski stars can be seen relaxing in the Hotel Bergland. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to experience one of the top winter sports events in the world live in Sölden!

Winter Opening at the Hotel Bergland

Autumn might not be the time of year people most naturally associate with skiing, but here at the Hotel Bergland we welcome one of the top wintersports events in the Alps every year in late October when the opening event of the FIS World Cup takes place in Sölden. Packages available at the hotel include VIP tickets with shuttle transport to the finish area. And those who want to emulate the stars can hire all the latest equipment from our own in-house ski shop!

The Fanclub Parade begins outside our hotel, which is also used for many press conferences and VIP events during the course of the weekend.


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