Birthday Party in the Snow & more Event-Highlights
Last updated on 04.10.2019
Partying and sports closely linked at the Stubai winter events
Exercise and enjoyment are top priorities in the Stubai Valley. The winter events in the glacier valley near Innsbruck will take the matching offer to the extreme. Traditionally, the Stubai Glacier will start the season with the “Weiße Wies’n” Ski Oktoberfest, followed by spectacular sports events like the FIS Freeski Slopestyle World Cup. The Schlick 2000 Skiing Centre celebrates its birthday with fiery, colourful event highlights. For instance with the “Night of Colours” ski shows and especially with the first Winter BBQ Challenge “SKI & BBQ STUBAI 2020”. The Elferbahnen put their tobogganing offer to the test and five winter hiking nights – one even on the mountain of the Serlesbahnen itself – invite guests to enjoy sportive and epicurean pleasures amidst snow-covered landscapes.
Beer pretzels, jumps and powder snow
Whether skiers are already in form for the new season can be proven at the “Weiße Wies’n” event on the Stubai Glacier. Guests rocking up at the Ski-Oktoberfest between 12 to 13 October in their Oktoberfest outfit, i.e. wearing a Dirndl or Lederhosen when having fun on the slopes, will receive 50% discount on the one-day ski pass. Beer tapping, live music and all sorts of typical Oktoberfest delicacies can then be found around the Eisgrat Summit Station.
The Snowpark DC Stubai Zoo is just a gondola ride away. There, kickers and rails will be prepared forming a demanding slopestyle course for the third edition of the FIS Freeski World Cup Stubai. From 21 to 23 November, the international Who-is-Who of the freeski scene will again gather at the Stubai Glacier, guaranteeing both excitement and spectacular action.
Freestyle and freeride will also be on the agenda at the first Powder Department Family Days on 22 and 23 February. With state-certified mountain and ski guides, the first day will take you out into the terrain. In a playful way, young freeriders and their parents will be taught how to use avalanche transponders, probes and shovels. On the second day, freestyle coaches will guide and supervise the kids at the Snowpark DC Stubai Zoo, where they will master their first small obstacles and jumps as well as perform cool tricks in the snow.
More information and additional events can be found at: www.stubaier-gletscher.com
60 years Schlick 2000, reason to celebrate!
Happy Birthday Schlick 2000! 60 years ago the Schlick 2000 Skiing Centre was opened in Fulpmes. The 2019/2020 winter season is therefore clearly dominated by this anniversary. The festivities comprise a winter warm-up at the Kreuzjoch Summit Station on 7 December as well as the colourful “Night of Colours” ski shows, which start on 26 December and are then staged seven more times at the Froneben Intermediate Station.
The event cycle, however, will definitely culminate in the big, unprecedented pleasure challenge that will take place in the skiing resort from 13 to 15 March. As part of the very first SKI & BBQ SCHLICK 2000 – STUBAI WINTER BBQ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020, six international top BBQ teams will compete at six different lodges in the Schlick 2000 area between Friday and Sunday. In addition to an expert jury, the opinion of the many epicureans, who can taste the magical specialities in exchange for vouchers, will be of particular importance. It will be interesting to see, who will win the title of Stubai BBQ Champion first!
More information and other events available via www.schlick2000.at
Wicked! The Elfer with its extra-long toboggan runs
For 55 years now, nature-lovers have also been able to comfortably visit the Elfer in Neustift with lift support. From there you can enjoy the fantastic view from the Stubai Valley’s balcony and three extra-long natural toboggan runs offering fun rides when exploring Neustift’s toboggan mountain. The certified toboggan runs can be tested particularly extensively at the 5th Toboggan Festival on 18 January 2020. This day will be all about having fun on two runners: Toboggans from different manufacturers from Austria, Germany and Italy will be freely available for testing, there will be great prizes to win and great innovations will be presented and valuable tips on the handling of sports equipment will be revealed across the event site at the Elferbahnen Valley Station.
You can find out more about the Elferbahnen here: www.elfer.at
Winter hiking nights in the valley and on the mountain
Picturesquely snow-covered winter landscapes under a starry sky and incomparable natural impressions are on offer at the winter hiking nights on 09 and 23 January as well as on 6 and 13 February in the Klaus Äuele Natur Aktiv Park. Trails illuminated by torches and lanterns, romantically take hikers through the snow, accompanied by traditional music and culinary delights. In addition to that grown-up and smaller guests alike are awaited by exciting winter experiences: from guided torch hikes, curling, all the way to Husky sled rides. The unique experience of such a winter hike on the mountain at night can be also be shared at the additional winter hiking night on 18 February at the Serlesbahnen in Mieders.
Fun events with a bang
It goes without saying that children and families are perfectly entertained in the Stubai Valley, which is well known for its child-friendly atmosphere.
The event highlight for all young guests is the pre-New Year’s Eve party at Lake Kampler See on 29 Dec. 2019. With fascinating mythical creatures, cool DJ music and a brilliant fire show, the Stubai Valley will ring in and celebrate the New Year in advance.
During the carnival season, the atmosphere in the Stubai Valley is even more lively and colourful. At BIG Ron’s carnival festival in the Schlick 2000 on 25 February 2020, dancing, make-up and food tasting events are scheduled.
Detailed information on these and other events is available via www.stubai.at/en/events/