Race Course

World Cup Slope Rettenbach Glacier Sölden

For the alpine skiers the race track in Sölden with its impressive steep slope is the first challenge of world cup season. From the finish area almost the entire course can be watched.

Facts Race Course:

  • Altitude at start: 3,040 m
  • Altitude at finish line: 2,670 m
  • Difference in altitude: 370 m
  • Minimal incline: 15.5 %
  • Maximal incline: 65 %
  • Average incline: 33.1 %
  • Gates: 41 - 56 gates, depending on the course setting
  • Speed of the alpine skiers: between 65 - 80 km/h
  • Required material: 5,000 m security fence; 4,000 m safety net; 11,500 m cable, 210 m airfence, 260m fence