The start of the winter season is usually celebrated here in Tirol with lots of parties and events. In 2021 there will be more going on than last year, but visitors should be aware that strict rules will be in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable wintersports experience for everyone.
The FIS Ski World Cup will begin as always in late October in Sölden, where the world's top male and female skiers will be in attendance. Fans are allowed once again this year, but they will have to be able to provide proof that they have been vaccinated, tested or had and recovered from the Coronavirus (3G Rule). Depending on the situation in late October, even stricter measures may be in place. Things will, however, be much the same as usual at the opening of the Kaunertal Glacier and the Stubai Glacier. Skiers and snowboarders can try out this season's latest equipment at the test centres, hit the snowpark and enjoy a number of side events. Last but certainly not least, the start of the ski season on the Pitztal Glacier will be celebrated in mid-October with a series of events revolving around the motto: "We're Back!".