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Carina Stelzer

Alpine Ski World Cup in Zauchensee

Every second year the Alpine Ski World Cup for women stops in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee for a speed weekend. This year there are two speed competitions, a downhill run and an alpine combination. From 09 to 12 January 2020, two downhill trainings and two races will take place in Zauchensee. Since 1990, World Cup races have been held from the Gamskogel through the so named “calf hole” to the World Cup arena. Have you ever been part of this great World Cup party? When you read this, you wanna go there for sure 😊

The track

The start of the demanding downhill course for women on the Gamskogel starts 2,176 meters above sea level. The start in particular makes the route one of the most spectacular in the Ski World Cup. On the extremely steep starting slope, the runners accelerate to over 100 km / h in the first five seconds of driving! Via the Gamsfeld, the chicane, the Hot Air Jump and the Jägersprung lead towards the middle station, from which the Super-G starts on Sunday.

One of the key points on this challenging route is the “calf hole”, the entrance of which follows directly after the middle station. Immediately afterwards, the runners come to the moated castle, to the panorama curve and to the compression Lercheneck. Then they head straight towards the Schmalzleiten entrance, which shows who still has enough power in their legs. On the target shot, the runners reach speeds of up to 100 km / h again. The finish jump leads you straight to the finish, which is 1,380 meters above sea level.

The descent is 3 kilometers long, while the Super-G (first part of the Alpine combination) is 1.9 kilometers and the Slalom (second part of the Alpine combination) is 570 meters long. The long descent also shows which of the runners really has enough "lard" in their legs. The hard summer training certainly pays off for this route. ;)

The supporting program

The supporting program of the Ski World Cup spectacle in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee starts on Friday, January 10th, 2020. At 7.00 p.m. the “number draw” for the top 10 runners of the downhill on Saturday will take place at the market square in Altenmarkt, followed by the Krone Ski Austria World Cup Party.

The women's downhill race in Zauchensee will take place on Saturday from 11.45 a.m. The winners of the downhill race will be honored in Altenmarkt at 7.00 p.m. and the starting numbers for the Alpine combination will be selected on Sunday. Afterwards, the party tigers will get their money's worth at the Ö3 party. At the end of the race weekend, the Super-G will take place on Sunday at 09.15 a.m. and the slalom of the Alpine combination in Zauchensee at 11.45 a.m. The award ceremony for this is immediately afterwards in the finish area.

Are you curious? You really shouldn't miss the legendary Ski World Cup weekend in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. So head to Zauchensee to see the best of the best skiing! ;)

Carina Stelzer

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