The Audi FIS World Cup will start its season 2018/19 on the Rettenbach Glacier close to Sölden (AUT) on the weekend of the 27th and 28th October 2018.
The World Cup Opening in Sölden is just around the corner, and our two Chief Race Directors Atle Skaardal (ladies’ Tour) and Markus Waldner (men’s Tour) took some time to share their thoughts about the upcoming season.
On Sunday, the men took over the Rettenbach Glacier in Sölden for their 2016/17 season opener. After a thrilling second run, Alexis Pinturault earned the win with a margin of +0.70 over second-placed Marcel Hirscher. Germany’s Felix Neureuther rounded out the podium 1.37 seconds off the pace.
On Sunday, the men took over the Rettenbach Glacier in Sölden for their 2016/17 season opener. In the first run of the GS, the duel at the very top of the ranking between Alexis Pinturault and Marcel Hirscher went on right where it ended last season, as Switzerland’s Justin Murisier took 3rd.
Lara Gut of Switzerland wins the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom opener in Soelden, Austria.
The Forum Alpinum for the 2016-17 season took place on Friday afternoon in Soelden as members of the race community and media gathered together for the annual event which also served as the official kickoff of the 50th anniversary year of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup.