Fri. 30. Dec. 2016

Val Gardena/Gröden 2016: A Surprise and an Evergreen

Saslong 2016: Max Franz was unexpectedly crowned the Downhill hero and Kjetil Jansrud confirmed the Norwegian domination in the Super-G. The World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden delivered once again an exceptionally well prepared race course and a smooth performance for 11,000 spectators. 

Aksel Lund Svindal

48th Saslong Classic: Great Achievement by Norway

Great work by the course preparation team, an amazing Aksel Lund Svindal leaves everyone in the dust, and other highlights mark the 2015 edition of the Saslong Classic. Svindal, almost 33 years old, stayed out of reach.

Saslong 2014: Nothing Can Stop the Favorites

Temperatures way above freezing point, a lack of snow and a pipe leak less than week before the races: never in the 50-year history have the races of the World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden been in such limbo as in 2014.

Foto: Wisthaler.com

Record Audience, Impressive Winners and a Few Farewells

Val Gardena/Gröden (South Tyrol/Italy), December 23rd, 2013 -  A record number of spectators, great weather, a forerunner with deep course knowledge and two winners who are linked through a training partnership: these are the stories that emerged from the 2013 World Cup week in the valley.

Gardena/Gröden 2012: Hard to Beat and Hard to Predict

Super-G goes as expected, Downhill brings a surprise: While Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) managed to extend his winning streak in Super-G in Gardena/Gröden after reaching the podium in all prior speed events of the season, the Downhill racers were once again in the throws of the ever-changing weather conditions...

Beat Feuz, SuperG Winner 2011

Gardena-Gröden 2011: the Super-G Gold goes to Feuz, the Downhill to the Wind

The weather has once again called the shots in 2011 on the Saslong trying hard to upset the organizers first with high temperatures, and then with...

Silvan Zurbriggen

Switzerland and Austria dominate Gardena-Gröden 2010

One has helped Switzerland put an end to the 18-year-long medal draught and the other has matched Kristian Ghedina and Franz Klammers medal record on the Saslong: ...

Val Gardena/Groeden 2009: Premier for Svindal, Osborne-Paradis consoles Canada

Exactly before the Olympic Games in their home country, Canada’s ski team is hit by a string of injuries: After John Kucera and Jean Philippe Roy, Francois Bourque is the third Canadian skier to have injured himself this winter season, after a fall during the Super-G on the Saslong.

Miller, Walchhofer, Osborne-Paradis

2008: Walchhofer ends dry spell for Austria

The winner in Gardena-Gröden in 2008 is the same of 2007: Michael Walchhofer. The Austrian won ahead of Bode Miller (USA) and Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) ending a dry spell for Austria. The Austrians have been waiting for a year since Walchhofer’s victory here in Gardena-Gröden on December 15th, 2007.

Michael Walchhofer

2007: Saslong, a champions’ run

The 2007 edition of the FIS Ski World Cup in Gardena-Gröden has come to a flattering end. The best have landed on the podium (Walchhofer and Cuche) in a perfectly orchestrated week packed with thrilling events.

Steven Nyman

Val Gardena 2006: One star leaves, another arrives

Last minute snow, a US-double victory, the career end of a ski star, a new winning face and a challenging Saslong: this is the brief summary of the Ski World Cup in Val Gardena 2006.