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WINTER OPENING EVENTS
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The long wait for the winter season is soon over - check out all the events, concerts and parties that the Tirol’s prime resorts are putting on.



If you're reading our stuff here at PlanetSKI then thoughts of skiing and boarding must have started to dominate your minds.

In October, the greatest female and male Alpine ski racers in the world are back on Sölden Mountain for a weekend of thrill when the new World Cup season is kicked off.

An international top act will be opening Ischgl's ski season with the Top of the Mountain Opening Concert.

Be a part of the best snowboarding and freestyle skiing action at season opener events on glaciers throughout the country.

A full slate of excitement is on tap for your enjoyment with exhilarating telemark racing on Hintertux Glacier.

And another exciting year begins as Obergurgl-Hochgurgl opens for the 2017-2018 season with a weekend full of music.

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Let's take a closer look:

The first to open for winter season: Kaunertal opens

12th October, 2018

Bye bye summer, Hello winter.

The Kaunertal opening weekend is legendary.

This year it even gets better with the brand-new 800-metre Half Mile Jib Line 3.0.

Now in its 33rd year, it's older than most of the attendees.

There'll be new gear testing brought by around 60 leading brands and in the evenings, the event moves from the glacier into the valley for the After-Ride-Street Party in the village of Feichten.

There's promised to be international live acts and top DJs, street food vendors and film screenings - AND admission is free.

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Stubai Premiere - Snowboard Opening

19th - 21st October 2018

Be there when Stubai Zoo Terrain Park opens for sessions, coaching and contests over a weekend.

You can demo the new season snowboard and freeski gear and equipment, just as importantly, party like we've missed it for 6 months!

Top freeskiers and snowboarders will throw it down on the mountain before the parties begin in the evening.

Sölden World Cup Race Weekend

26th - 28th October, 2018

The winter season kicks off here with World Cup Skiing in Sölden.

The world's best female and male Alpine ski racers will head to the Rettenbach Glacier for a weekend of serious racing and amazing entertainment.

A festival atmosphere surrounds the on-mountain venue and spectators from near and far come to enjoy prime viewing at the finish line.

This weekend kicks off the entire 2018-2019 FIS World Cup Season with the giant slalom.

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Ischgl Top of the Mountain Concert

The legendary Top of the Mountain Concert will bring R&B-pop superstar Jason Derulo to open the 2018-2019 winter season in Ischgl, the famously glamorous (and fun) ski resort in Tirol's Paznaun Valley.

The Tirolean resort has a reputation for having global superstars perform at the start and end of its winter season.

Past headliners include the likes of Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Sting, Enrique Iglesias, Lionel Richie, Alanis Morissette, The Killers, Mariah Carey, the list goes on...

Is this enough to convince you how good the party it is known to be?

This year's ski season will open on 24th November.

Jason Derulo has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved eleven Platinum singles, including "In My Head", "Want To Want Me", and "Whatcha Say".

It's going to be a brilliant atmosphere and one of the parties of the season, without doubt.

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