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Champ of the Lake

Waterslide contest at over 2,600 m

Slide & Surf in Sölden: at the Champ of the Lake Waterslide Contest held at Rettenbach Glacier from 19 to 21 April 2024, it's all about the question of who can slide the furthest and most stylish in the 60 m long water basin on skis, snowboards, in “vintage style” or in a “crazy vehicle”. Participants can not only look forward to brilliant side events with beach vibes on the glacier, but also to even more fabulous prize money totaling € 40,000.

Quick Facts


Waterslide-Contest:
Who can go the furthest on skis or snowboard? Who the most stylish in “vintage style” or in a “crazy vehicle”?


When & Where:
19 April – 21 April 2024 at Rettenbach Glacier in Sölden


4 competitions:
Women, men, vintage style, crazy vehicle


Prize money:
€ 40,000 in total


Program:
3 days of top side events & beach vibes on the glacier


Entry fee::
€ 40 (per competition, including goodie bag)


Registration:
Registration via adventure shop or “last minute” on site

The competitions

As you already know: snow is only frozen water. Conversely, this also means: water is only melted snow. Remember this when you head towards the 60 m long, 6 m wide and 1 m deep water pool on skis, snowboard, in “Vintage Style” or in a “Crazy Vehicle”. Your ambition: slide as far or as stylish as possible through the (artificial) lake! You can find all important information about the four different competitions below.

 

Important note:
You can register for several competitions, but the entry fee must be paid separately for each category. All participants take part in the event at their own risk and must sign a risk declaration to the organiser regarding injuries. Click here for the conditions of participation



  • Entry fee: € 40 (including goodie bag). Please note: the skipass is not included in the entry fee
  • Women born in 2008 or older are allowed to take part in the competition
  • Heated room for warming up, changing and drying off directly in the event area
  • Unlimited number of tries during training
  • No ski poles or other aids (motors, batteries, turbines, jet engines, etc.) may be used for acceleration
  • Entry fee: € 40 (including goodie bag). Please note: the skipass is not included in the entry fee
  • Men born in 2008 or older are allowed to take part in the competition
  • Heated room for warming up, changing and drying off directly in the event area
  • Unlimited number of tries during training
  • No ski poles or other aids (motors, batteries, turbines, jet engines, etc.) may be used for acceleration

This year we are celebrating "75 years of skiing in Sölden". So it's only natural that we take up the anniversary at the premiere edition of Champ of the Lake and celebrate it with a "Vintage Style" contest.

The Vintage Style category is NOT about how far you get in the pool. No, only the style and effort of all ambitious participants will be judged by a jury. Nevertheless, you must at least make it from the starting ramp into the pool. So grab your retro ski outfit from the year dot and show off your style and grace!

  • Entry fee: € 40 (including goodie). Please note: the skipass is not included in the entry fee
  • Women and men born in 2008 or older are allowed to take part in the competition
  • Heated room for warming up, changing and drying off directly in the event area
  • No dangerous outfits with knives, swords, other weapons, oils, fuels etc. may be used

Do you think it has been crazy so far? It's getting even crazier! This competition is also NOT about how far you make it in the pool. No, only the craziness of the self-built vehicle and how much effort you (and your amigos) have put into it will be judged by a jury. Prerequisite: The vehicle must at least make it from the starting ramp into the pool!

  • Entry fee: € 40 (including goodie bag). Please note: the skipass is not included in the entry fee
  • Women and men born in 2008 or older are allowed to take part in the competition (several people can ride in a Crazy Vehicle)
  • All vehicles that look crazy and make it from the starting ramp to the pool are allowed to take part in the contest
  • No vehicle may exceed the following dimensions: 6 m length | 3 m width | 3 m height
  • No dangerous structures such as knives, swords, weapons, oils, fuel, etc. may be used
  • No tools or means or other aids may be used for acceleration (poles, motors, batteries, turbines, jet engines, etc.)
  • Heated room for warming up, changing and drying off directly in the event area

Prize money

The water may be freezing cold, but the prices are all the hotter. Therefore generous prize money awaits the participants who finish on the podium!

Women

1st place: € 5,000
2nd place: € 3,000
3rd place: € 2,000

Men

1st place: € 5,000
2nd place: € 3,000
3rd place: € 2,000

Vintage Style

1st place: € 5,000
2nd place: € 3,000
3rd place: € 2,000

Crazy Vehicle

1st place: € 5,000
2nd place: € 3,000
3rd place: € 2,000

Registration options

You can register for Champ of the Lake in our Adventure Shop. All those who decide spontaneously can also register “last minute” on site.

 

Register now

Side events & beach vibes on the glacier

Where there is surfing, the beach cannot be far away. That's why we are providing beach vibes at over 2,600 m during the event. Including a beach volleyball court with real sand, a heated jacuzzi, food trucks, daily DJ acts and live bands. Find out what you can look forward to and when your favorite side events will take place by taking a closer look at the program schedule below.

Side events & other attractions and highlights:

  • Daily DJ sound and live bands on the show stage
  • Finest cuisine and drinks
  • Bobsla e-vehicles to try out (form 16 years; terms of use / disclaimer)
  • Heated Jacuzzi
  • Beach volleyball court with real sand
  • Snow tubing track for young and old
  • Daily parties with clips and pics of the previous day at Marco’s in the center of Sölden
  • The winter ski area and the two glacier ski areas are open
Boblsa
Boblsa
Food

Program

The three-day program of Champ of the Lake has it all. Here you can find out which program highlights are scheduled when and where.

  • From 09:00 | The winter ski area and two glacier ski areas are open
  • From 10:00
    • Start of official training for all participants
    • Bobsla e-vehicle track in operation
    • Special food and cool drinks at the beach bar in the event area
    • The beach volleyball court (with real sand) invites you to play
    • The snow tubing route offers fun in the snow
  • From 11:00 | DJ Domei provides the finest beats and beach vibes
  • 13:00 | 1st qualification of women and men for the final on Sunday (the top 5 women and top 5 men each receive a fixed place for Sunday)
  • from 15:00 | DJ Domei continues his show
  • from 18:00 | Official Champ of the Lake Party at Marco’s (Sölden town centre)
  • 19:00 | Presentation of the 10 finalists for Sunday
  • 19:30 | Highlight clips & pics of the day are presented
  • Afterwards: DJ KM Flex
  • From 09:00 | The winter ski area and two glacier ski areas are open (skipass not included in the entry fee)
  • From 10:00
    • Start of official training for all participants
    • Bobsla e-vehicle track in operation
    • Special food and cool drinks at the beach bar
    • The beach volleyball court (with real sand) invites you to play
    • The snow tubing route offers fun in the snow
    • DJ Luggi Brunner provides the finest beats and beach vibes
  • 11:00 | The Thierseer rock on the show stage
  • 12:30 | 2nd qualification of women and men for the final on Sunday (the top 15 women and top 15 men each receive a fixed place for Sunday)
  • 15:00 | Presentation and 1st evaluation by the audience of Crazy Vehicles in the event area
  • from 16:00 | Continue with The Thierseer
  • from 18:00 | Official Champ of the Lake Party at Marco’s (Sölden town centre)
  • 19:00 | Interview and announcement of the interim results of Crazy Vehicles
  • 19:30 | Highlight clips & pics of the day are presented
  • Afterwards: DJ Malu
  • From 09:00 | The winter ski area and two glacier ski areas are open
  • From 10:00
    • Start of official training for all participants
    • Bobsla e-vehicle track in operation
    • Special food and cool drinks at the beach bar in the event area
    • The beach volleyball court (with real sand) invites you to play
    • The snow tubing route offers fun in the snow
    • DJ Luggi Brunner provides the finest beats and beach vibes
  • 11:00 | The Styrian cult band “Die Draufgänger” create a great atmosphere
  • 12:00 | Finals of the top 20 women and top 20 men
  • 13:30 | Start of Vintage Style competition
  • 15:00 | Crazy Vehicles compete in the Waterslide Contest
  • 16:00 | Official Champ of the Lake prize ceremony in the event area
  • Followed by winners‘ party with the band “Die Draufgänger”

Good to know:
During the event period (Friday to Sunday), a free shuttle bus runs every half an hour from 09:00 - 18:00 from the center of Sölden to the Rettenbach Glacier and back. Stations: Giggijoch valley station > post office parking lot > Gaislachkogl valley station > Rettenbach Glacier. Think about the environment and use the Ummadum app for aclimate-friendly arrival.

Live Acts

Die Draufgänger

DJ KM Flex

Lukas Brunner

DJ Domei

DJ Malu

Thierseer