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DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy: Will Aleksander Aamodt Kilde celebrate again?

12.12.2023

Since 2016, the fastest racer of the Ski World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden has won an additional prize. The winner of the so-called DOLOMITES Val Gardena South Tyrol Ski Trophy can look forward to an authentic 3D wooden bust, extra prize money of 5,000 euros, a short stay in Val Gardena/Gröden and a climb of the Sassolungo/Langkofel accompanied by a local expert mountain guide.

Val Gardena/Gröden is without doubt the cradle of alpine skiing. The World Cup races, hosted by the Saslong Classic Club every year since 1969, have contributed significantly to its reputation, as has the successful staging of the Alpine Ski World Championships in 1970. The local organizing committee is constantly striving to make the races on the legendary South Tyrolean downhill course even more professional and attractive. This is probably one of the reasons why the organizers have launched a special prize in close cooperation with DOLOMITES Val Gardena Marketing.

The DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy in Val Gardena/Gröden will be awarded to the racer who scores the most World Cup points in the three races. If two racers are tied on points, the athlete with the better placing in Saturday's downhill will prevail. The defending champion is again Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who has won the coveted additional prize four times (2022, 2020, 2018, 2017). His compatriots Kjetil Jansrud, Rasmus Windingstad, and the US American Bryce Bennett also made it onto the winners' list.

The original 3D wooden busts of the successful racers will be on public display. They can be admired at the new headquarters of the Saslong Classic Club in St. Cristina. On the Ski Champions Walk in Selva/Wolkenstein, all the winners of a World Cup race in Val Gardena and the world champions from 1970 are celebrated. The Ski Champions Walk also commemorates the commitment of the people of Val Gardena/Gröden, who, with great ambition and pioneering spirit, believed in the idea of skiing in their home valley. The trail starts at the footpath on the old railroad line behind the ski school in the village center of Selva/Wolkenstein.