Thrilling Winter Openings 2017/18

With swing and lots of fun in the new ski season

The winter start is traditionally opened in SalzburgerLand with exciting events. Salzburg's winter sports resorts have hustled up some great events once again this year: "Clear the stage" means it’s right on time at the beginning of winter with superb concerts, exciting sports events and numerous side events on and off the slopes.

3rd – 5th November 2017: WOW Glacier Love Festival in Zell am See-Kaprun

The glacier ski area of Kitzsteinhorn and Zell am See-Kaprun starts the 2017/18 winter season with a spectacular opening. The WOW Glacier Love Festival has once again this year an exceptional programme with top acts such as DJ Timmy Trumpet, Austria’s Number 1 DJ Rene Rodrigezz and Flip Capella. In addition, the young talents Zootah and Max Wolf transform the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain and the Kaprun town centre into a large party zone, while free ski and snowboard tests and a Trick4Cash contest provide the best atmosphere on the glacier.,

2nd December 2017: International Ski Countdown in Obertauern

After the “Obertauern Beats Festival” on the 25th November with star DJs such as Felix Jaehn, Alle Farben, Gabry Ponte and many more, Obertauern starts it winter on the 2nd December with the International Ski Countdown 2017/18 – and as always with a grand opening concert. “Hooray for us!” means that this year, Andreas Bourani Live will take the stage and rouse the audience into a wonderful atmosphere with his stirring songs for a great winter in Obertauern!

7th – 10th December 2017: Flachau Start Up 18

Fun on the slopes and non-stop partying is in store for all at the winter opening in Flachau from 7th to 10th December 2017. The snow space Flachau offers top-class skiing that weekend, and in addition there is a large ski test centre, fun sport to try out, hut enjoyments and Après-Ski with great live acts late into the night. The Start-Up 3-Day package can be booked additionally for this, which includes 2 nights with breakfast or half board in the desired category and a 2-Day Ski-pass for Ski Amadé. The package is available in the 3* category incl. half-board from €239 per person.

8th – 10th December 2017: BERGFESTival in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Both winter sports enthusiasts and music fans can look forward this year to an event-rich winter opening in Saalbach Hinterglemm. From the 8th to 10th December 2017, the new ski season starts here with Live Acts such as WANDA, Broilers, Christina Stürmer, Grossstadtgeflüster, Emil Bulls and many more on the BERGFESTival. During the day, explore the ski area of Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, and in the evening rock to the great live acts.

14th – 17th December 2017: Rave on Snow Saalbach

Directly on the weekend after the BERGEFESTival, Saalbach Hinterglemm is again in the spotlight with the world’s largest winter festival in the club scene. Thousands of electronic music fans celebrate the night-life in wintery Saalbach. On 10 floors, there are more than 70 DJs and live acts celebrating in traditional clubs, garages, open air stages and huts. A very diverse festival weekend is guaranteed once again.

15th – 17th December 2017: Winter Start Doubled in Wagrain-Kleinarl

The official start of the new winter season in Wagrain-Kleinarl is celebrated with the large “Winter Start Doubled” event. A live concert as well as a Riders Cup are part of the event weekend and provide double the atmosphere and entertainment.

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