Night Race – Night Slalom Schladming, Austria
The night race in Schladming, Austria is one of the classics of the ski-world cup. For the night slalom at Planai 50,000 visitors come directly to the pistes to watch the spectacular races. Be part of this huge party!
January 27th 2009 is the date to save. The night race will morph the Schladming skiing region into the party capital of the Alps. The shooting stars of the ski world cup will race for their lives on the flood light slalom piste of the Planai. Last year's winner Mario Matt will have a hard time defending his Gold medal. Victory in the night race is for many professional riders worth more than a wolrd cup title. Just another reason to give their best for the slalom races.
The night-slalom in Schladming is also famous with the riders because the finish line area turns into one big party. Thousands of fans carry the riders on a spectacular wave of excitement into the party. However, the predominantly Austrian fans are fair when it comes to supporting their idols and show respect to the visiting nations. So long as in the end either Benni (Raich) or Mario (Matt) are the winners. All jokes aside: All slalom insiders agree that the atmosphere in Schladming is simply unique and cannot be found in any other world cup ski-town.
The programme for the Night Race constitutes a three day party event. With a party tent, show stages with live acts and several DJs at the Hohenhaus Tenne the organisers make sure a great vibe moves the crowds – all night long. A big plus point for Schladming is that the organisation of all previous Night Races has been simply fantastic.
With the highest slalom visitor numbers, the Night Race stands for one of the biggest sports events in Austria and one of the biggest parties around. Be part of it – and experience the fantastic vibe first hand. Afterwards you will come home to your Hotel Pichlmayrgut and happily hit your pillow, exhausted from all the excitement.
If you have not booked a room yet, you can send a non-committal request here to secure a room for the night slalom in Schladming, Austria 2010.