Hello Snow – Winter Openings 2019/20

With swing and lots of fun in the new ski season

From Flachau to Zell am See, from Saalbach Hinterglemm up to the slopes of the Obertauern – the coming winter season is already in the starting blocks! Anyone who has been there knows that these openings include great concerts, action-packed sporting events and a varied supporting programme. Here, we have compiled the top winter openings for you – so mark these down in red in your calendar!

8th to 10th November 2019: WOW Glacier Love Festival in Zell am See-Kaprun

For the sixth time, the official opening of the winter season at Kitz takes place with this top event. At the WOW Glacier Love Festival, the brilliant live acts such as Vini Vici, Ruben de Ronde, Esh and Levex really get things going. Free ski and snowboard tests and cool contests round-off the supporting programme.

Info: Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH | Tel. +43 6542 770 |, ,

30th November to 2nd December 2019: Winter Opening Obertauern with CRO

A weekend full of parties and skiing experiences awaits in the snowiest winter sports resort in Austria! Just in time for the start of the season, on the 30th November the German rapper CRO, aka “him with the panda mask”, arrives up at 1,740 m and with him gets the whole of Obertauern dancing with his hits.

Info: Obertauern Tourist Board | Tel. +43 6456 7252 |

© Obertauern. Heaven is so close!

13th to 15th December 2019: Flachau Start Up 20 – slope fun and party nonstop

In the snow space Flachau, there will again be top-class skiing enjoyment in the coming season! On this weekend, ski and board enthusiasts can look forward to great ski tests, lots of fun sports and a great atmosphere at the Après Ski! Cool live acts make sure you get the right music.

Info: Flachau Tourist Board | 5542 Flachau | Tel. +43 6457 2214 | |

6th to 8th December 2019: BERGFESTival in Saalbach Hinterglemm

A must-attend event for all ski fans and board freaks in a festive mood! Saalbach Hinterglemm opens the 2019/20 season with great live performances by Fettes Brot, Lasbrassbanda, Django 3000, Vodoo Jürgens and many other stars. At the BERGFESTival, you explore the Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn Ski Areas during the day and party hard in the evening.

Info: Saalbach Hinterglemm Tourist Board | Tel. +43 6541 680068 |

© Doris Wild. Impressions from the last BERGFESTival

12th to 15th December 2019: Rave on Snow Saalbach

The world’s largest winter festival in the club scene has been making Saalbach Hinterglemm dance for over a quarter of a century! This year too, thousands of electronic music fans will celebrate together. Brilliant dance floors, from the open air stage to the huts, are ready and waiting to really warm up the dancing crowd. A unique festival!

Info: Saalbach Hinterglemm Tourist Board | Tel. +43 6541 680068 |

30th November 2019: Opening 3K K-ONNECTION in Kaprun

Kaprun is celebrating the direct cable car connection from the town via the Maiskogel to the Kitzsteinhorn. A sensational lightshow production, with live concerts by Wolfgang AMBROS and his band “Die No.1 vom Wienerwald” and GRANADA in the Maiskogel Mountain Station ensure a great atmosphere for this opening. Down in the valley, there are numerous after-show parties.

Info: Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH | Tel. +43 6542 770 | |

7th December 2019: Winter start on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See

The new zellamseeXpress, an attractive connection from the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See to the Glemmtal Valley in the Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn ski region, will be officially inaugurated with a party-like ceremony. At 5 pm, the winter opens on the Schmittenhöhe with a “Best of” concert by Rainhard Fendrich and with Aura Dione singing her biggest hits. Start: 5 pm at the areitXpress Mountain Station.

Info: Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH | Tel. +43 6542 770 | |

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