25.10.2012 · Olympiapark München GmbH

Its a race for slalom points at Olympia Hill on 1st January 2013

Its a race for slalom points at Olympia Hill on 1st January 2013

Start of ticket pre-sales for the Munich Parallel Slalom to mark the opening of the World Cup in Sölden. Top 16 women and men face off at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup.  An even more exciting race this time! At the Audi FIS Ski World Cup on Olympia Hill, the 16 best downhill skiers in the world will also include the world's absolute slalom pros. The race on 1st January 2013 won't “just” be for overall world cup points, as opposed to last time, but also for valuable scores in the Slalom World Cup rankings. So when it comes time for “blue ready, red ready, go” on New Year's Day, the following pros will also be on the hill: Local heroes such as Maria Höfl-Riesch, Lena Dürr and Christina Geiger, as well as Felix Neureuther und Fritz Dopfe, but also slalom greats such as 2011/12 World Cup champions André Myhrer (Sweden), Ivica Kostelić (Croatia) or Marcel Hirscher (Austria), and for the women, top contenders from last season's World Cup slalom Marlies Schild, Michaela Kirchgasser (both from Austria) or Tina Maze (Slovenia). “We are committed to this city event and believe in its success,” said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper, discussing the decision regarding the change in regulations for the Munich parallel slalom.  The World Cup race was after all a great success in its first year. Twenty-five thousand enthusiastic spectators came to the park in 2011 to experience live the thrilling duels pitting man against man and woman against woman. “The cancellation this year was of course very disappointing. But the Munich race wasn't the only competition to fall victim to the weather conditions last season. We are all the more motivated to once again host a World Cup that inspires everyone. The support shown by the FIS and DSV (German Ski Association) in also sending the best slalom racers to Munich has naturally given us a boost. We've also carried out another significant technical upgrade,” said Organising Committee Director Frank Seipp of S&K Marketing GmbH. And Olympic Park Director Ralph Huber noted, “We are very happy about the signal that's been sent here. Ultimately, the change in the race's regulations means it is being upgraded, making it more attractive and interesting as a sporting event.” And in this race, the twelve best women and men respectively from the World Cup slalom as well as the top four in the overall World Cup rankings will face off on Olympia Hill. An entertaining side programme for all skiing fans will once again accompany the race in 2013. The activities areas at the Sponsor Market promise to be full of fun and action-packed, and winter treats await visitors in the gastro area. And BAYERN 3 radio will once again be there for the parallel slalom on Olympia Hill. So, first-class sport, action, fun and great entertainment are guaranteed! Start of ticket sales for the Munich Parallel Slalom to mark the opening of the World Cup in Sölden.  Ticket pre-sales for the Munich Parallel Slalom have begun right on time to coincide with the World Cup opener in Sölden, Austria. Good news: Ticket prices for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Olympic Park will remain unchanged. But there's more. You can also save by purchasing your World Cup tickets early! From the start of pre-sales now through 31 December 2012, fans can get their tickets at a discount of two euros. This means adult tickets cost €19 in advance rather than €21, and children under 16 years, students, pensioners, severely disabled persons, trainees and federal volunteer service members pay €11 rather than €13.  There's also the Family ticket (4 persons including at least 2 children under 16 years, each additional child €5/€7 at the box office) for €50 (€56 at the box office) or the 4 friends and more ticket(4 persons or more) at a pre-sale price of €17 per person (all tickets include VAT and all fees; shipping fees additional where applicable). Free admission for children under six years.  Tickets are available from München Ticket GmbH at Tel. 089/54 81 81 81; Fax 089/54 81 81 54 or www.muenchenticket.de as well as the usual advance booking offices. Get VIP tickets for the World Cup! Enjoy your winter sport experience even more with a World Cup VIP ticket for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup! The offer includes seating in the gorgeous VIP area at Restaurant Coubertin, where you will have the best view of the slopes as well as a variety of sweet treats. At the finish line: Soup and hot drinks to keep you warm, and an after-race showdown with an exquisite buffet in Restaurant Coubertin following the awards ceremony. Package also includes  reserved parking in the Olympic Park. World Cup VIP tickets are available for €210 per person (including all fees; shipping fees additional where applicable) from S&K Marketing GmbH at Tel. 089 - 36 81 940 or andrea.koestler@sk-marketing.de as well as from the München Ticket PremiumService at Tel. 089 – 54 81 81 72 or premiumservice@muenchenticket.de. Further information on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup can be found at www.skiweltcup-muenchen.de and  www.olympiapark.de.