Aleksander Aamodt Kilde redeems the Dolomites Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy win
This celebration is becoming increasingly a highlight in the summer: On Saturday, the Saslong Classic Club, together with Dolomites Val Gardena, honored skiing star Aleksander Aamodt Kilde at Monte Pana. Kilde, who secured the Dolomites Val Gardena South Tyrol Ski Trophy in December of the past year, was accompanied by his family.
Val Gardena hands over World Championships questionnaire at FIS headquarters
The Saslong Classic Club has set the next milestone on its way towards the 2029 Alpine World Ski Championships. The Val Gardena World Cup organizers, who can count on the strong support of the Italian Winter Sports Federation FISI centered around president Flavio Roda for their ambitious project, sent the questionnaire to the International Ski and Snowboard Federation FIS in due time a few days ago.
Ticket sales start on 1 September
As is well known, anticipation is the best joy. This also applies to the advance ticket sales for the two World Cup classics on the Saslong. The ticket shop will go on sale in exactly 50 days on Friday, 1 September.
Paez and Morath claim the challenge in the sign of the 2029 World Championship bid
Last Saturday, Colombian Leon Paez (for the eighth time) and German Adelheid Morath, who successfully defended her title from the previous year, won the BMW HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2023. The two mountain biking aces were also delighted with a unique additional prize related to the alpine skiing classics in Val Gardena/Gröden.
The classic races on the Saslong on December 15 and 16 are now also officially confirmed
During the 54th Congress of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation FIS in Zurich on Thursday, the competition calendars for the 2023/24 season were approved. As expected, the usual date on the last weekend before Christmas was confirmed for Val Gardena/Gröden.
FIS Alpine TV Workshop: Saslong Classic Club to host the event
The 2022/23 Alpine ski season may be history, but in the coming weeks and months, the course is already being set for the year ahead. Thus, from Wednesday, 26 April to Friday, 28 April, stakeholders responsible for the international TV production of the Ski World Cup met in South Tyrol.
Val Gardena/Gröden delivers an exceptional ski spectacle
This year, on the last weekend before Christmas, the speed classics on the venerable Saslong were on the docket for the 55th time. The organizers of the Saslong Classic Club once again stood out with their impeccable organization at the anniversary edition and, true to their motto "Passion & Performance," attracted not only the best downhill skiers in the world but also ski fans from near and far.
"The entire team has done an outstanding job"
The 55th edition of the speed classics on the Saslong is in the history books. The president of the Saslong Classic Club, Rainer Senoner, looks back on the anniversary edition of the Val Gardena/Gröden race week with satisfaction.
Victory in the downhill: Kilde's fifth triumph on the Saslong
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is the big winner of this year's downhill classic on the Saslong. The Norwegian lived up to his role as favorite in fantastic external conditions and raced to first place for the fifth time in Val Gardena/Gröden.
"Kilde is an outstanding skier"
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was once again unbeatable in the downhill classic, claiming his fifth victory overall on the Saslong. We captured the voices of the main characters after the race.
Luis Vogt wins the Gianni Marzola Prize
Once again, the youngest participant in the speed races on the Saslong was awarded a special trophy, the Gianni Marzola Prize.
Kilde secures his second DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy
The first place in the downhill classic secured the victory for Aleksander Aamodt Kilde in the special prize DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy. The trophy honors the racer who collects the most World Cup points during the race week in Val Gardena/Gröden.
The Oti Striedinger fan club prevails at the fan parade
The popular fan parade could be held regularly again this year after it had been cancelled twice due to Corona. Many fan clubs did not miss the opportunity and turned the streets of St. Christina into a colorful madhouse.
This is what the media wrote about the super-G cancellation
Even though the super-G could not be held on Friday due to inclement weather conditions, the national and international press reported on the events in Val Gardena/Gröden.
Last year's winner opens the downhill classic
After the cancelled super-G, the highlight of the 55th Saslong Classic is the downhill on Saturday. This will be opened by none other than Bryce Bennett, the winner of the downhill classic in 2021.
"We can provide a great downhill course."
At the fourth Team Captains' Meeting on Friday evening in Selva/Wolkenstein, the canceled super-G was the day's topic. However, in addition to a brief analysis of the canceled race, there was also time to look ahead to the final day of the 55th Saslong Classic.
Val Gardena/Gröden dreams of the 2029 World Ski Championships: "Want to build on our decades of work."
On Thursday afternoon, during a press conference held at the World Cup Press Center in St. Cristina, Val Gardena/Gröden's candidacy for the 2029 Alpine World Ski Championships was presented.
Will Kriechmayr snatch the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy?
This year, the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy will be awarded for the third time at the speed events on the Saslong. The prestigious special prize goes to the racer who collects the most World Cup points during the Val Gardena/Gröden race week.
Super-G on the Saslong is canceled
The Super-G in Val Gardena/Gröden had to be canceled due to adverse weather conditions caused by heavy fog and warm temperatures.
Several VIPs to be guests in Val Gardena/Gröden
In addition to numerous ski fans, the speed classics on the Saslong are also expected to attract a number of celebrities. Several well-known personalities from sports and politics have announced their attendance at the races at the foot of the Sassolungo/Langkofel.
Horst Demetz & his course crew: The silent heroes of the Saslong.
The heavy snowfalls during the night from Thursday to Friday posed a great challenge to the organizing committee of the 55th Saslong Classic. But when it comes to preparing the slopes or removing the snow, the OC team can rely on a course crew that does a great job behind the scenes.
Press review of the first downhill in Val Gardena/Gröden
The downhill victory of the Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr was the subject of numerous articles published in national and international media.
Curtain up for the super-G: Everyone is chasing bib 10
On Friday, Val Gardena/Grödena will write a small piece of ski history: With the men's super-G, the 100th World Cup race will be held at the foot of the Sassolungo/Langkofel. Matthieu Bailet from France will open the anniversary race.
Kriechmayr wins the first downhill in Val Gardena/Gröden
The first of two downhill races of the 55th Saslong Classic has ended with a victory for an Austrian. In a race that was characterized by extremely close margins, Vincent Kriechmayr prevailed.
"Was at the limit from top to bottom."
In the first two downhill races, Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr came out on top in a true hundredth thriller. We collected the voices of the main actors after the race.
Light snowfall and unstable weather forecast not a cause for concern.
A short analysis of the first downhill was on the agenda at the third Team Captains' Meeting on Thursday evening in Selva/Wolkenstein . At the same time, the final details for the super-G on Friday were clarified.
"Happy to be here" FIS Race Director Markus Waldner in a short interview.
The long wait is finally over: On Thursday, the first of three-speed races will take place in Val Gardena/Gröden with a shortened downhill. We took an exclusive look behind the scenes with FIS Race Director Markus Waldner shortly before the downhill start.
Nine Italians compete in the first downhill race
The Italian national ski team is tackling the Val Gardena/Gröden race week with a large squad. No less than nine "Azzurri" will be taking part in the first downhill on Thursday.
Last year's runner-up opens the downhill
On Wednesday evening, at the Team Captains' meeting in Selva/Wolkenstein, the bib numbers for the first of the two downhill races on the Saslong were announced.
"Everything is set on the Saslong"
At the second Team Captains' Meeting in Selva/Wolkenstein on Wednesday evening, those responsible for the 55th Saslong Classic looked ahead to the first of three races that will take place on Thursday.