Countdown to Rockfest – December 23 – put it in your diary

It is the Winner Take All event, it is the race with no ski rules, it is just after Alta Badia. Rockfest is a great event that certainly catches the attention of the fans as it combines music and ski racing. Paganella hosts the event this year on Monday December 23rd with … a stellar line up that includes previous winners Ted Ligety, Cyprien Richard as well as the legend Kristian Ghedina! Following his accident in training for the Val Gardena downhill, sadly, Dominik Paris has had to withdraw.

The event is a unique event and something that the racers like doing as it is something different. The event takes place down a sprint GS course complete with a heart stopping jump and the slowest racers are eliminated. At the end of the fourth round, the fastest €75,000, the rest go home empty handed!

Who is racing:

Confirmed Athletes
Kristian Ghedina - ITA; Ted Ligety – USA;  Aksel Lund Svindal – NOR; Bode Miller – USA; Cyprien Richard – FRA; Davide Simoncelli – ITA; Christof Innerhofer – ITA; Philipp Schoerghofer – AUT; Marcus Sandell – FIN; Fritz Dopfer – GER; Massimiliano Blardone – ITA; Luca De Aliprandini – ITA; Florian Eisath – ITA; Paolo Pangrazzi – ITA; Giovanni Borsotti – ITA; Marcel Mathis – AUT; Tim Jitloff – USA; Ondrej Bank – CZE; Krystof Kryzl – CZE; Roberto Nani – ITA; Phil Brown – CAN; Adam Zampa – SVK; Warner Nickerson – USA; Andreas Zampa – SVK; Mattia Casse – ITA; Akira Sasaki – JPN; David Donaldson – CAN
If you want to go to watch…

Admission to the Alpine Rockfest is free! The event is being held at Paganella Ski in the town of Andalo. Venue is located at the mid station of Doss Pela Gondola. The best access is via skis, however you can ride the gondola and access the venue by foot (lift ticket still required – free lift ticket on foot and 10€ with skis or Free lift ticket with FISI license).

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