ARE YOU GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE TIROL CHALLENGE?
15th November 2019
Last modified on December 19th, 2019
Ten challenges await in the Tirol and if you compete 5 you are in with a chance to win some great prizes.
A quick run down Tirol’s longest piste…. a ride on Europe’s highest free-standing cable car… or perhaps a spectacular night skiing session under floodlights.
Then there is early morning skiing, parallel slalom and skiing Austria’s longest piste.
And did we mention eating and drinking?
If you compete 5 of them then you could win some great prizes.
They include a five-night stay for two people in East Tirol including ski passes.
Also up for grabs are two VIP tickets for the TirolBerg at the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, Italy.
The TirolBerg is a central meeting place at the World Championships with traditional Tirolean food, music and flair.
Prizes need to be redeemed between 9th and 21st February 2021.
Last but certainly not least, there is also a pair of award-winning Salomon S/Force 11 skis to be won.
And here are the 10 challenges:
Ski the Heights
A high alpine challenge that every “true” Tirolean skier must experience is skiing one of the region’s five glaciers.
Tirol’s glaciers ski resorts offer snowsure slopes throughout the season and well into spring.
Pitztaler Gletscher Coffee and Cake in Stunning Surroundings
Sticking with the altitude theme, Café 3440 is Austria’s highest coffee house and offers visitors fabulous panoramic views.
Drinking a cup of coffee here might not be much of a challenge, but it is definitely a wonderful experience.
Fieberbrunn First Tracks on the Slopes
Rise and shine! While most people are still fast asleep, true skiers are up with the lark and ready to carve first tracks on the freshly prepared pistes as the sun appears on the horizon.
The resort of Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is one of several places offering early-bird skiing.
Söll Winter Sports Under the Lights
Instead of slipping on your pyjamas and settling down with a cup of cocoa, it’s time to pull on your boots again and head back out into the cold night air for a little floodlit skiing.
The resort of Söll in the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental region is home to Austria’s largest night skiing area, comprising ten kilometres of pistes open from 18:30 until 22:30.
Serfaus Ready, Steady … Film!
Boasting 214 kilometres of pistes, the resort of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in the west of Tirol has dozens of runs. It is very popular with families thanks to the child-friendly infrastructure in all three villages.
Budding stars can take on the Ski Movie Run, a parallel slalom course with a video camera installed to film all the action from top to bottom.
Kirchberg in Tirol Test Your Head for Heights 400 Metres Above the Ground
The Kitzbühel-Kirchberg ski resort is home to Europe’s highest free-standing cable car, a challenge even for “true” winter sports enthusiasts.
The cable car, which has three steel ropes and measures 2.5 kilometres in length, manages to cross a huge void up to 400 metres above the ground without a single supporting mast.
Passengers need a head for heights – the cabins have a glass bottoms!
Kals am Großglockner The Taste of Tirol
From the hearty “Kaiserschmarrn” with its chopped pancakes and icing sugar to the classic “Kaspressknödel” comprising cheese dumplings served in a hot broth or with sauerkraut salad, Tirol is home to a huge variety of culinary treats.
“True” Tirolean skiers should try at least one of the local dishes. It may not be much of a challenge, but you definitely won’t regret it! Among the best places to sample the taste of Tirol is the Adler Lounge in the resort of Kals am Großglockner in East Tirol.
Sölden The Queen of Ski Slopes
Tirol’s – and Austria’s – longest piste. The Schwarze Schneid measures 15 kilometres in length, descending 1,970 vertical metres from the Rettenbachferner glacier all the way down to the Gaislachkogelbahn lift.
It is a real test even for experienced winter sports enthusiasts. Thanks to its high altitude, Sölden offers snowsure slopes throughout the season.
St Anton am Arlberg Share Experiences with Friends from Around the World
After a fun day out and about on the slopes, what better way to relax than with a few drinks with friends new and old at one of Tirol’s many après-ski bars?
Known as the birthplace of alpine skiing, St. Anton am Arlberg is also famed for its international flair and huge range of huts, restaurants and après-ski bars close to the slopes.
Ischgl A Cross-Border Sojourn to Switzerland
Thanks to the resort’s location in the far west of Tirol it is possible to ski over the border into neighbouring Switzerland for a quick fondue lunch before heading back to Austria in the afternoon.
First-class pistes and plenty of events and activities away from the slopes such as the famous Top of the Mountain concerts draw visitors from near and far to the Pitztal Valley.
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