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04.06.2024

The dream becomes reality: the 2031 Alpine World Ski Championships will take place in Val Gardena

June 4, 2024 will go down in the annals of South Tyrolean sports history. At the 55th FIS Congress in Reykjavik (Iceland), the Executive Board of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation FIS awarded Val Gardena/Gröden the 2031 Alpine World Ski Championships. This means that for the second time since 1970, the Alpine Championships will be held at the foot of the Sassolungo mountain. The entire delegation, which includes Governor Arno Kompatscher, is naturally overjoyed.

11.12.2022

55th Ski World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden officially inaugurated

The employees of the Saslong Classic know this feeling well: Sunday evening before the race and the kick-off meeting is a popular must-attend event for all volunteers receiving the most crucial information about the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Val Gardena/Gröden first hand.

10.12.2022

Val Gardena/Gröden Power in the Alpine Ski World Cup

The Saslong is not only centerstage for the exciting speed classics in the Ski World Cup. Three alpine ski racers participating at this highest level of the competition call Val Gardena/Gröden their home.

09.12.2022

Speakers in a class of their own in the Saslong stadium

The Ski World Cup lives on emotions, and the speakers at the Finish substantially contribute to this outstanding atmosphere. Because of the 55th Saslong Classic, the organizers rely on the tried and tested. As last year, Claudia Morandini and Stefan Steinacher will fire up the thousands of fans in the Finish Stadium.

05.12.2022

A third race for the World Cup Anniversary on the Saslong

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Val Gardena will include three races this year. On Thursday, 15th December, in fact, a downhill race will replace the race cancelled in Beaver Creek (USA).

03.12.2022

Green light for the World Cup anniversary on the Saslong

It’s all systems go for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden on December 16 and 17, 2022. After the positive snow check on Saturday, the 55th Saslong Classic on the last weekend before Christmas was officially confirmed by the International Ski and Snowboard Federation.

30.06.2022

The tickets for the 55th Saslong Classic are on sale now!

The whole Europe is facing a heatwave these days. And when the temperature rises above 30 degrees, very few people think about skiing. But winter will come and so will the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, which this year will stop in Val Gardena on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December. As of now, tickets for the spectacular speed races on the Saslong are available on the official website of the South Tyrolean “ski classic” www.saslong.org 

20.12.2021

The 54th Saslong Classic inspires the international ski circuit

Shortly before Christmas, the Saslong Classic Club hosted the best Alpine ski racers for the 54th time as part of the Val Gardena/Gröden Speed Classic. Despite the difficult conditions, the organizers around President Rainer Senoner put together an excellently organized race week and once again provided an outstanding sporting event.

19.12.2021

Val Gardena/Gröden is one step closer to the 2029 Alpine Ski World Cup

Despite all the difficulties, Val Gardena/Gröden showed itself from its best side over the past few days and was thrilled to welcome the Alpine Ski World Cup to the Saslong for the 54th time. Italy's candidate for the 2029 World Ski Championships put together an excellently organized race and allowed all athletes, spectators and staff to enjoy the best conditions and a safe atmosphere during the race week.

18.12.2021

Bennett also grabs the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy

With his triumph in the downhill, surprise man Bryce Bennett crowned himself winner of the special prize DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy. The trophy is awarded to the racer who scores the most World Cup points in the speed events on the Saslong.

18.12.2021

"To win here is incredible!"

The American Bryce Bennett has caused a big surprise in the downhill on the Saslong claiming his first World Cup victory. We have captured the voices of the racers.

18.12.2021

Bennett takes his first World Cup victory in the downhill classic

Big surprise in the downhill classic on the Saslong: The American Bryce Bennett outdid the entire competition in the highlight of the Val Gardena/Gröden race week claiming his first World Cup victory with a bold performance.

17.12.2021

The favorites opt for higher bib numbers

Early on Friday evening, bib numbers for the downhill classic on the Saslong were announced during the team captains' meeting.

17.12.2021

After the super-G is before the downhill

A brief analysis of the super-G was on the agenda at the fourth and final team captains' meeting on Friday evening in Selva/Wolkenstein. At the same time, final details for the downhill classic on Saturday were discussed.

17.12.2021

Press review of the super-G on the Saslong

Aleksander Aamodt Kilde's repeated triumph in Val Gardena/Gröden was the covered in many media from all over the world.

17.12.2021

Kilde on the way to win his second DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy

This year, the DOLOMITES Val Gardena Südtirol Ski Trophy will be awarded for the second time at the Saslong Classic. The prestigious special prize goes to the athlete who scores the most World Cup points in the two speed events on the Saslong.

17.12.2021

"Kilde is phenomenonal"

Top favorite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde once again flexed his muscles in the Super-G on the Saslong and - as before at the base of the Sassolungo/Langkofel mountain - was unbeatable. We have collected the voices of the athletes after the race.

17.12.2021

Kilde grabs his fourth Saslong gold in super-G

The first of the two speed races of the 54th Saslong Classic has ended with a victory by the big favorite: Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde lived up to the expectations in the super-G and bagged his third consecutive Val Gardena/Gröden triumph.

17.12.2021

What the media write about the second downhill training run

The Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde garnered attention with his best time in the second and final training run for the downhill on Saturday. The training on the Saslong was the subject of numerous national and international media reports.

17.12.2021

Who but Kilde?

That the winner of the 54th edition of the Saslong Classic would have to race past Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was already clear long before the Norwegian clocked the best time in the final training for the downhill classic on Saturday. The 29-year-old feels right at home in Val Gardena/Gröden and is hunting for his next podium wins on the venerable Saslong after his speed double gold in 2020.

16.12.2021

Bailet opens the super-G, favorites are chasing later

At the team captains' meeting on Thursday evening, the start numbers for the super-G on the Saslong were assigned.

16.12.2021

"We are ready for Saturday"

At the third team captains' meeting on Thursday evening, those responsible for the Val Gardena-Gröden race week reviewed the successful final training for the downhill scheduled for Saturday.

16.12.2021

Numerous TV stations broadcast the Val Gardena/Gröden speed races live

A large number of TV stations will ensure that the spectacular images from Val Gardena/Gröden of the 54th edition of the Saslong Classic can be viewed in real time from anywhere in the world. Here’s an overview of which stations will be broadcasting the two races live this weekend.

16.12.2021

"The downhill will be a big challenge”

After the final training run, the focus of the speed racers already pivoted to the upcoming races. We captured some voices following the second training run.

16.12.2021

Kilde in pole position for Saturday

In the second and final training session for the downhill classic on the Saslong, top favorite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde made a respectable statement with the fastest time.

16.12.2021

The press clippings on the first downhill training run

The race week in Val Gardena/Gröden started on Wednesday with the first training run for Saturday’s downhill classic. Many national and international media reported on the training start on the Saslong. 

16.12.2021

Werner Heel, the last victorious "Azzurro" on the Saslong

It has been a long time since the Italian national anthem was played at the Saslong Classic in honor of the winner. 13 years ago, on December 19, 2008, Werner Heel won the super-G in Val Gardena/Gröden ahead of Didier Defago (Switzerland) and Patrik Jaerbyn (Sweden). A day that is still very present in the 39-year-old from the Passeier valley and still arouses emotions.

15.12.2021

Final training live on TV

Good news for all ski fans: The second training for the downhill classic on the Saslong can be followed live on TV … that is if you have Eurosport! 

15.12.2021

"Very good first training”

On Wednesday evening, the second team captains' meeting took place in Selva/Wolkenstein. The focus was on the today’s first downhill training as well as tomorrow’s final training.

15.12.2021

Marco Odermatt & Matthias Mayer: These are wearing the red jerseys

There have been already two races each this World Cup winter in the super-G and downhill disciplines. The Swiss Marco Odermatt (super-G) and the Austrian Matthias Mayer (downhill) collected the most points.

15.12.2021

"Kilde is the top favorite"

US skier Ryan Cochran-Siegle put his stamp on the first downhill training in a big way. Despite clocking his best time, however, the 29-year-old sees the role of favorite for Saturday's race with another athlete. We have captured the voices of the racers of the first training run.