Event Overview Winter 2013/14
The event calendar offered by the Olympiaregion Seefeld this winter promises something for everyone. You can find regularly updated details of all these events and the latest package offers by going to www.seefeld.com.
Romantic Advent in the Olympiaregion Seefeld
29th November – 31st December 2013 | Region
Atmospheric Advent markets, Christmas concerts and reflective walks to local chapels – in the unique atmosphere of the Tyrolean mountain winter, the quietest season of the year is transformed into a particularly special experience. With its log cabin-style huts and lovingly thought-through gift ideas, Seefeld’s Advent market is always worth a visit. Surrounded by local horn players, choirs and a host of other attractions with a Christmas theme, including the ‘angels’ post office’ and the Advent handicrafts corner, visitors large and small alike will feel equally at home at the market. Nearby, the smaller towns of Leutasch, Mösern, Reith and Scharnitz also offer lovely and highly individual Advent programs, and are always worth dropping in on.
15th Sport Wedl Cross-Country Skiing Opening Event
December 2013 | Leutasch
The official opening of the cross-country skiing event, which is being organised by local company Sport Wedl, is to be held in Leutasch this year for the 14th time. From one-day courses in classic and skating styles for beginner and advanced skiers through to video analyses of technique and talks on waxing from renowned manufacturers including Swix and Toko, the opening event will include a wide range of attractions with a cross-country skiing theme guaranteed to make fans’ hearts beat a little faster. The various different attractions will be rounded off by test stations hosted by industry leaders Atomic, Exel, Salomon and Fischer. For further details and to register, go to www.sport-wedl.com.
Musical Mountain Christmas with Hansi Hinterseer and a Star-Studded Christmas Gala
11th – 13th December 2013 | Seefeld
Highlight of this year’s “Romantic Advent Season” in the Olympiaregion Seefeld is the “Musical Mountain Christmas” event which takes place from 11th to 13th December 2013. During these three days, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a high-class programme of musical gems. You can find full details of the programme of events at www.klingende-bergweihnacht.at.
6th International Sled Dog Race
18th – 19th January 2014 | Scharnitz
As in the previous three years, Scharnitz will once again be hosting a variety of dog-sled team competitions. From “Skijöring”, in which a skier is pulled by sled dogs, to “Pulka” races which involve the dogs pulling a plastic toboggan attached by a rope to a cross-country skier, as well as several other competitions, the event promises action-packed excitement to delight dog lovers and sport enthusiasts alike. Infos: www.mushing-austria.at
38th Seniors Tennis European Championship
10th – 25th January 2014 | Seefeld
In January 2014, the WM Halle in Seefeld will be the venue for the 38th International Seniors Tennis European Championships. Around 600 participants from around the world are expected to take part in the Championships, the largest of their kind anywhere in Europe. The main programme, which is being organised by Seefeld Tennis Club, also includes a range of other high points in 2014, such as the traditional ‘Tennis Ball’, with live music and being attended by longstanding participants.
Triple World Cup Nordic Combined
January 2013 | Seefeld
A special highlight in the event calendar of the Olympiaregion Seefeld, the Nordic Combined World Cup reinforces the unrivalled status of Olympiaregion Seefeld in the Nordic disciplines every year. In January 2014, more than 10,000 visitors will again enjoy the frenzied action, when the world’s leading Nordic Combined skiers compete with one another for victory in an exciting battle to see who really is the best. The Casino Arena in Seefeld offers all spectators the opportunity to experience close-up both the ski jumping on the Seefeld Toni Seelos Olympic ski jump, and the cross-country disciplines. For further details, click on www.seefeld.com or www.ski-club-seefeld.com.
Seefeld Snow Festival
25th January 2014 | Seefeld
For years now, the Seefeld Snow Festival has been one of the highlights of the winter events calendar for thousands of locals and visitors to the region. The entire Seefeld pedestrian precinct offers musical treats, and is an invitation to all to ‘get in the party mood’. The snow bars set up by Seefeld’s gastronomic outlets provide just the right atmosphere with their culinary delicacies and tempting drinks. And it wouldn’t be the same, of course, without the richly traditional snow figures: both Seefeld and Leutasch will feature different pieces to admire carved out of the snow and ice. In The school pupils from Oberammergau, Garmisch and Berchtesgaden who will be carving the figures will again be bringing their creative ideas to life in artistic images anything up to 3 metres high. On the evening of the Snow Festival itself, the figures will be impressively lit, lending them a particularly sparkling magic.
Seefeld Crystal Magic with Gregor Glanz
January 2014 | Seefeld
‘Crystal Magic’ – a concert evening of superlatives – will be held in Seefeld spa gardens. At the live concert given by the charming entertainer Gregor Glanz together with star guest musicians from around the world audiences can look forward to a hugely enjoyable night out. Infos: www.kristallzauber.at
Traditional Tyrolean Masked Procession
2nd March 2014 | Seefeld
High-spirited Carnival procession and lived Tyrolean tradition are united in an impressive symbiosis every year at the masked procession held in Seefeld pedestrian precinct. Members of folklore groups from all over Tyrol come to Seefeld to present their fascinating masks, costumes and performances.
44th International Ganghofer Trail and Mini-Ganghofer Trail
1st – 2nd March 2014 | Leutasch
The Leutasch International Ganghofer Trail can justifiably be described as one of the most testing cross-country runs in its class, and is a highlight of the event calendar for many enthusiastic recreational runners. Running in 25km, 50km Classic categories as well as skating for 20km or 42km, participants compete for the coveted Ganghofer Trophy and significant prize money. As well as a personalised starting number (advance registration necessary), each participant receives a well-filled starting package. Saturday, meanwhile, is devoted to the ‘Mini-Ganghofer Trail’, which is all about the youngest cross-country runners. The young participants can expect to receive valuable prizes and have a huge amount of fun while doing so. An attractive main programme is also provided off the Trail itself. Participants have the chance to test out the very latest materials being used by top cross-country runners all weekend, or to take part in a waxing course. For further details of all events, please go to: www.ganghoferlauf.at