27th October 2022
There’s alpine ski racing, ski jumping, freestyle, cross country, snowboarding and much else besides including tobogganing. Why not combine your ski holiday with one of the major sporting events? NEW
We have already had the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Opening in Soelden, that took place last weekend.
Sadly the women’s event was called off due to the weather, but the men’s event went ahead as planned.
PlanetSKI reported on it at the time:
Sports events play a major part in the life of the Tirol in winter and the Austria Ski Association has just renewed its partnership with Tirol Tourist Board.
A “Letter of Intent” was signed as the resort of Soelden in Tirol staged the opening stage of the 2022-2023 Alpine Ski World Cup season.
“The fundamental decision supported by the state of Tirol lays the basis for the perception of the ‘Tirol’ brand in winter sports,” said the managing director of Tirol Tourist Board, Karin Seiler.
The governor of the Tirol, Günther Platter, said the co-operation has made a “major contribution to our country being the number one sports country in the Alps today”.
See here for the major sporting events coming up for this winter:
FIS Freeski World Cup Stubai: November 18-19, 2022
Around 100 starters from 20 nations, including several Olympic champions, are expected again this year at the FIS Freeski World Cup on the Stubai Glacier.
For the sixth time, the world’s best freeskiers will be demonstrating their skills in the perfectly groomed Snowpark Stubai Zoo and battling for the first slopestyle points of the World Cup season.
See here for further details: www.stubaier-gletscher.com
Artificial track toboggan world cup Innsbruck Igls: 02.-04.12.2022
The world leaders in single, double and sprint races will compete again this winter at the start of this year’s toboggan world cup on the artificial track in Innsbruck-Igls.
On the 1,270 meter long track with 14 curves and loops, the local tobogganists try to build on their top performances from the previous year.
See here for further details: www.rodel-austria.at/weltcup-igls
BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Hochfilzen: 07.-11.12.2022
It is one of the biggest sporting events in Pillerseetal and an absolute fixture on the biathlon calendar: the Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen.
The world elite of biathletes fight for the best places in the mass start as well as sprint and relay races for women and men and guarantees exciting competitions for visitors from all over the world.
A great supporting program rounds off the event weekend.
See here for further details: www.kitzbueheler-alpen.com
Four Hills Tournament Innsbruck: 03.-04.01.2023
It is the sporting event at the beginning of the year: the Four Hills Tournament, which traditionally stops in Innsbruck at the beginning of January with the Bergisel Ski Jumping.
The 2023 tour is taking place for the 71st time and fans can once again look forward to spectacular jumps by the top athletes high above the roofs of Innsbruck.
Because from the 134 meter high ski jump, the athletes not only have a view of the “Hexencauldron”, but also directly of the city of Innsbruck and the impressive mountain scenery of the Nordkette.
See here for further details: www.vierschanzentourneansbruck.com
AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Ladies St. Anton am Arlberg: 01/14-15/2023
Pure adrenaline awaits the spectators at the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Ladies in St. Anton am Arlberg.
On one of the toughest World Cup courses, the Karl Schranz race course, the world’s best downhill and super-G athletes prove their courage and fight for a place on the podium.
Fans can look forward to a good atmosphere in the finish area and a great supporting program at the historic Kandahar race.
See here for further details: www.worldcupstanton.com
FIS Alpine Junior Ski World Championships St. Anton am Arlberg: January 16-25, 2023
Under the motto “(Y)our next step”, the FIS Alpine Junior Ski World Championships (# JWSC23) instead.
More than 500 of the world’s best young athletes aged 16 to 21 from 80 nations face their first major challenge on the World Cup slopes.
See here for further details: www.stantonamarlberg.com
83rd International Hahnenkamm Race Kitzbühel: January 16-22, 2023
It is one of the highlights on the racing calendar: the International Hahnenkamm Race for men in Kitzbühel.
Every year, the best skiers in the world travel to the most legendary sports town in the Alps to take on the “Streif” challenge.
With downhill, super-G and slalom, fans can look forward to a spectacular ski weekend in the chamois town for the 83rd time in 2023.
See here for further details: www.kitzbuehel.com/veranstaltungen
FIS Nordic Combined Triple Seefeld: January 27th – 29th 2023
For three days at the end of January 2023, Seefeld will be the Mecca of Nordic skiing.
For the tenth time, the world’s best Nordic combined athletes are fighting for victory in the Nordic Combined Triple in one of the best cross-country skiing destinations in the Alps – and double World Cup points.
Thanks to the interesting competition format, it remains exciting for athletes and spectators until the final run on Sunday.
See here for further details: www.weltcup-seefeld.com
Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn: March 2023
The Freeride World Tour promises spectacular runs by the world’s best freeriders.
And thus remains the only tour stop in the German-speaking area.
The preliminary decision in the fight for the world championship title is traditionally made on the steep, rocky northern slope of the Wildseeloder.
The world’s elite of freeriders have to ascend for 40 minutes before they plunge down the slope from the 2,118m high summit, overcoming a gradient of up to 70 degrees and 620 meters in altitude.
See here for further details: www.fieberbrunn.com/fwt
Further information on the top sporting events in Tyrol in the 2022/23 winter season can be found at www.tirol.at/spitzensportevents.
PlanetSKI was based in the Tirol last season and we wrote a rolling blog on our adventures and travels around one of our favourite alpine areas: