Sölden World Cup 2013 extravaganza draws 25,000 visitors

The FIS World Cup came to town last week and Sölden hosted the first Giant Slalom race of the year high up on the Rettenbach glacier (27 October).

With so much fresh snow on the course at 3,000m, the PistenBullys had literally scrape away the new snow layers to expose the ice base below which the racers are used to.

Ted Ligety took the ‘home win’ for the US at their Official European Training Home Base.

Marcel Hirscher of Austria was 3rd.

As well as an opportunity to see how the skiers had developed in their summer training camps, the crowds also had a great party.

If you want to know how it feels to be first down the Rettenbach after new snow, watch this video.