Oktoberfest: autumn skiing on the Stubai Glacier
The kegs are tapped at 2,900m above sea level at the Stubai Glacier’s Oktoberfest
The Relais & Châteaux SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof in Neustift invites you to enjoy autumn skiing and a very special event on the weekend of 14 and 15 October 2017. Skiers will be donning their dirndls and lederhosen for Oktoberfest on the Stubai Glacier. This is an excellent way to start the winter season: alongside live music and Bavarian specialities, skiers experience traditional keg tapping and a beer tasting.
Armin Pfurtscheller says: ‘Oktoberfest on the Stubai Glacier is great start to the ski season with dirndls and lederhosen. I can’t wait: autumn skiing and the festival are always tremendous fun!’
Highlights of this high-altitude Oktoberfest include the many vintage ski fans in historic outfits and an entertaining competition to find Stubai’s best, traditionally dressed couple for 2017.
On the Saturday, the ‘stubai’ band and a DJ create the Oktoberfest atmosphere at the Eisgrat cable car’s upper terminus. The event starts with traditional keg tapping and a beer tasting with renowned Bavarian brewery Paulaner. The Feuerkogel historical ski re-enactment group is also impressive.
Anyone who missed the Paulaner tasting on Saturday, or hasn’t quite sampled all of the varieties on offer, can get back into the swing of things on Sunday. ‘Die glorreichen Halunken’ and children’s Schuhplattler group ‘Daunkogler’ are Sunday’s top entertainment. The event culminates with a competition to find Stubai’s best, traditionally dressed couple for 2017.
Wear a dirndl or lederhosen when you ski on 15 October, and get a 50% reduction on a regular adult one-day ski pass.
The Relais & Châteaux SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate during Oktoberfest as well as unwind away from the slopes. The SPA offers 20 different wellness experiences, the unique SPA CHALET with its Private SPA Suite, a spacious pool area and a heated outdoor pool.
Couples’ best traditional dress competition:
We recommend registering prior to the event by visiting the Stubai Glacier website at www.stubaier-gletscher.com.
The number of participants is limited and remaining places will be allocated at the Eisgrat upper terminus information desk until 10am. The competition is free to enter. Start numbers will be allocated in the self-catering room at 10.15am. Competition start is at 11am. Dirndls, lederhosen and/or costumes shall be judged on originality and attractiveness, as well as entrants’ creativity in the surprise competition. Only 20 couples will make it to the final, during which they will have to complete three tasks: Tyrolean figure dancing, Holzhacker folk dancing with traditional log sawing as well as men’s folk dancing (jumping competition) and a women’s spinning competition. The awards ceremony takes place at the end of the competition. First prize is €500, second prize is €300 and third prize is two two-day ski passes for the Stubai Glacier.