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Events & Entertainment
The fewest restrictions possible for our guests Schladming’s 4-Mountain Ski Area, which encompasses Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm, is also open during the Alpine Ski World Championships.
Ticket sales for the World Championships have been in high gear since March 2012. The entire stadium is divided into individual sectors. Regular tickets are available at different web-based shops, as well as all Raiffeisenbank branches and Ö-Ticket sales outlets. Only VIP tickets are distributed through official World Championships offices.
Admission to the World Championships Arena
Admission to the World Championships finish arena requires a valid wristband in the color corresponding to the sector of the stadium and labeled for the current race day. Spectators are issued this wristband exclusively on race day by presenting their tickets (which are read electronically) at numerous exchange stations in Schladming and at the official World Championships car parks.
Free admission for children
Discounted tickets are available for children ages 10 to 15. Children under 10 accompanied by an adult receive free admission (except in VIP areas & the “Gold” and “Silver” grandstands – where children only up to age 6 are free, no youth discounts available). All children require their own wristband, which can also be picked up at the ticket-exchange stations.
The WM Fan Circle runs from the stadium throughthe center of Schladming, offering numerous food & drink stands plus lots more. We wish to also point out that there will be NO “Fan Mile” in the town center during these Alpine Ski World Championships.
In the evening, with that day’s competition complete, the medals will be awarded on the WM Plaza. The stage here will also be the site for live concerts during the World Championships.
Styria Village & Gastronomy
In the “Styria Village of Regions” located on the upper main square, guests have an opportunity to feel and experience all of Styria during the World Championships. This small village whisks you away on a culinary journey, highlights local folk traditions, and radiates that special Styrian attitude towards life itself. In the Wine Pavilion, your culinary experience is taken to an even higher level with the help of fine wines from Styria’s best vintners. At the same time, many of Styria’s own top chefs, such as Christof Widakovich, will give you the culinary treat of a lifetime in the ”Steirerkuchl”. With their own on-site studio truck, ORF Styria will ensure that the best and latest information gets “out there”, reporting live about the spectacular sporting highlights on the pistes. Hours: February 1st to 17th 2013 – daily from 9 am until 9 pm.
The region is always home to world-class culinary experiences, not just during the World Championships. A variety of restaurants, bars, bistros and cafés promise year-round, palate-pleasing treats.
Schladming-Rohrmoos Tourist Office: +43 (0)3687 22777-22
Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, also Sundays during the Championships.
Ramsau am Dachstein Tourist Office: +43 (0)3687 81833
Monday – Friday 8 am – 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9 am – noon & 3 – 6 pm
Schladming-Dachstein Regional Tourist Office: +43 (0)3687 23310
Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 9 am – noon
The 4-Mountain Ski Link including the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm ski areas will be OPEN for the full duration of the event. Most pistes will be open to ski visitors.
Restrictions on the use of pistes and closures
are planned on the following ski mountains:
(= yellow shaded area in panorama)
• Planai: Valley runs closed from approximately 21 January until 18 February 2013! The Planai Bahn cable car will be in operation and open to guests.
• Hauser Kaibling: Slight restrictions resulting from the introduction of WC practice pistes from approx. 1 February until 18 February 2013.
• Reiteralm: Slight restrictions resulting from the introduction of WC training pistes from approx. 1 February until 18 February 2013.
Hochwurzen, Dachstein, Galsterberg, Fageralm, Stoderzinken, Ramsau ski lifts:
NO restrictions during the World Ski Championships!
A brief overview of the projects:
Planet Planai | Planai-Bahnen's valley station building with WC workstations incorporated.
WC-Park Planai | Europe's most state-of-the-art underground car park with WC workstations.
"voestalpine Sky Gate“ | This 35-metre-high landmark is sure to stand as a fitting reminder of a superb event in the years to come.
8-seater Mitterhaus chairlift | The construction of this 8-seater chairlift will further enhance guests' enjoyment of the Ski Link.
Märchenwiese 8-seater chairlift | Styria's first 8-seater chairlift was built in 2009 in view of the 2013 WC and it is a key means of transport in the 4-Mountain Ski Link.
WC shuttle | 2-seater chairlift next to the Planai finishing slope which will rapidly transport the athletes and officials to the starting line.
Investment was also made in other projects including two bridges, three tunnels, reservoirs and piste adaptations.
The FIS downhill course on the Planai is, and will remain legendary. All of the men’s competitions are held in this area. Countless stories have been told about this hill, known by insiders simply as the “FIS”. On December 22nd 1973, the first World Cup race, a downhill, was held on the Planai. Winner Franz Klammer completed the 3,145 meter course in front of around 15,000 spectators, clocking an average speed of 111.22 kilometers per hour, the highest speed ever recorded in a World Cup downhill to that point. The Planai finish slope, with a maximum gradient of 52 %, is one of the steepest finishes on the World Cup circuit.
The Women’s Pistes
The Planai mainly became famous as the site of men’s skiing competition. Even so: a World Cup race for women has also been held on the Planai, a Super-G on November 26th 1988, won by Frenchwoman Carole Merle. Schladming had jumped in as a back-up location for Les Menuires, which was unable to stage the Super-G.
c) Kleine Zeitung/Planai
|Run||Super G||Giant slalom||Slalom|
|Start||1750 m||1345 m||1145 m||920 m|
|Finish||765 m||765 m||765 m||740 m|
|Elevation difference||985 m||580 m||380 m||180 m|
|Run length||3334 m||1815 m||1300 m||566 m|
|Max. Neigung||72%||48 %||48 %||49 %|
|Run||Super G||Giant slalom||Slalom|
|Start||1470 m||1290 m||1145 m||920 m|
|Finish||763 m||763 m||765 m||740 m|
|Elevation difference||707 m||527 m||380 m||180 m|
|Run length||2797 m||2020 m||1300 m||566 m|
|Max. gradient||47 %||42 %||48 %||49 %|
Arrival by train
Schladming lies on the Salzburg – Graz railway line, and is also a stop for express trains. We would recommend taking an Austrian Railways (ÖBB) train to Schladming. On event days, the trains will be configured to carry more passengers and will run more frequently. With a valid entrance ticket or accreditation, passengers can ride the shuttle trains between Bischofshofen and Selzthal free of charge.
Arrival by bus
In order to guarantee arrival that is as pleasant and uncomplicated as possible from either direction, signs are clearly posted along the main Ennstal highway directing you to “Schladming-Ost” and our large World Championships parking area. Once there, you are just a brief 10 to 15-minute walk from the finish stadium, where the ski stars will celebrate their major successes.
A taxi whenever you need one
During the Worlds, there will be specially designated taxi stands on Lendplatz square. As a general rule, we recommend reserving in advance.
Buses within the greater Schladming area are free during the World Championships. Buses to the nearby villages operate from around 6 am to 11 pm.
More information about public transport at www.schladming2013.at.
Before and during the World Championships, a limited number of parking will be available in Schladming. For the winter sports enthusiasts amongst you, we point out the various lifts available to take you up into the 4-Mountains Ski Area, including Hauser Kaibling (from the east) und Reiteralm (from the west) as well as Planai West (Golden Jet). Fans travelling in for the race events by car are advised to leave their vehicles at the designated car parks in Pichl & Haus im Ennstal (both located directly at the local railway station). From there, shuttle trains depart for Schladming at short intervals.