18.10.2011 · Olympiapark München GmbH

Start of presales for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on 1st January 2012

Start of presales for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on 1st January 2012

World cup with first-class sport and even more activities for visitors The 1st of January 2012 will be another great day! At the 200 metre-long slalom course on the Olympiaberg, the best skiers in the overall world cup will be meeting up for a huge showdown in the Olympiapark. The first official Audi FIS Ski World Cup on the Olympiaberg was a tremendous success. 25,000 visitors flocked to the Olympic grounds at the start of the year. The exciting flood-lit battles in which women competed against women and men competed against men thrilled the spectators, as did the fantastic supporting programme. And the excitement continues on New Year's Day 2012, but this time with an even bigger array of activities: not only will there be the World Cup event highlights such as the thrilling activities areas at the sponsor's market and the culinary delights in the food area, but there's also a whole raft of hands-on activities in the third Winter Sports Festival (30.12.2011 - 01.01.2012) for skiing enthusiasts to get involved with! Pre-sales for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup have now commenced. Although everyone can feel like a champion at the Winter Sports Festival, the parallel slalom on the Olympiaberg will produce only one out of the 15 best women and 15 best men in the overall World Cup qualifiers, plus one male and one female German starter via a wildcard. And that will be decided once the final remaining athletes have completed the finals in the elimination round. The first to cross the finish line will receive 100 valuable World Cup points - last winters winners were Maria Pietilä-Holmner from Sweden and Ivica Kostelić from Croatia. So the thrills will continue yet again right down to the last millisecond! BAYERN 3 will also be coming along to the seconds parallel slalom on the Olympiaberg - live and up close. Action, fun and the very best in entertainment are guaranteed! The cry of "to the pistes!" isn't one aimed solely at the skiers at this second Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Visitors can look forward not only to high-calibre sport that weekend, but also an even bigger variety of background events, because from the 30th of December 2011 to the 1st of January 2012, the 3rd Winter Sports Festival is being held in the Olympiapark. Very much inspired by the motto of "Join in and experience winter sports for yourself", visitors can revel in trying out and watching fascinating winter sports on ice and snow. On New Year's Day 2012, the two winter events will become one. So anyone who buys a ticket for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will be able to experience not only the crème de la crème of winter sports, but will also be able to get involved with all the fun of the Winter Sports Festival! The sooner you buy your World Cup ticket, the more money you’ll save! Ski fans who buy their tickets through pre-sales will save Euro 2! Adults buying in advance will pay Euro 19 instead of Euro 21, while children under the age of 16, students, school pupils, pensioners, the disabled, vocational apprentices and members of the German Voluntary Service will pay Euro 11 instead of Euro 13. In addition to normal tickets, there are also special offers such as the family ticket (4 people, including at least 2 children under the age of 16, for each further child a charge of Euro 5 will be levied) for Euro 50 (Euro 56 if bought on the day) or the Ticket 4 friends and more (for 4 people and upwards) which costs Euro 17 when bought in advance (all tickets are inclusive of VAT and all fees, but are subject to any postage costs). Children under the age of six are admitted free of charge. The tickets are available from München Ticket GmbH by calling +49 (0)180/54 81 81 81 (€ 0.14/min from a German land line/ max. € 0.42/min from a mobile phone); Fax +49 (0)89/54 81 81 54 or www.muenchenticket.de and of course can be purchased from all regular pre-sales ticket offices. Watch the World Cup as a VIP! The Audi FIS Ski World Cup becomes an even more exhilarating experience with the World Cup VIP ticket! The package includes a fantastic VIP area in the Restaurant Coubertin, with the best view of the course and some sweet and tasty treats. In the finish area: soup and hot drinks to keep you warm, and after the awards ceremony an after-race party with exquisite buffet in the Restaurant Coubertin. Also included: a reserved parking space in the Olympiapark. The World Cup VIP ticket costs Euro 210 per person (including all charges, but subject to any postage costs) and can be obtained either from S&K Marketingberatung GmbH by calling +49 (0)89 36 81 940 or by e-mailing andrea.koestler@sk-marketing.de and from the München Ticket premium service by calling +49 (0)89 54 81 81 72 or by e-mailing premiumservice@muenchenticket.de.

More information about the Audi FIS Ski World Cup can be found at www.skiweltcup-muenchen.de and  www.olympiapark.de.