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.
Anecdotes, part 3: Aksel Lund Svindal and Marc Girardelli
Aksel Lund Svindal: World Cup debut with panoramic views
"Val Gardena/Gröden is unique and very special to me. Not only because I had my World Cup speed debut here but also because I placed sixth on my first Super-G with bib number 56 - along with that guy Bode Miller - and only 11/100 seconds behind my countryman, the big Kjetil Andre Aamodt.
Opening of Südtirol Ski Trophy Hall of Fame
In just a few days, the first of the four men’s Ski World Cup races is taking place in South Tyrol. To kick it off, the Südtirol Ski Trophy Hall of Fame was inaugurated this morning in the Saslong Hut. The trophies for those who win the most points during the South Tyrol World Cup races, in Val Gardena/Gröden and Alta Badia, will be displayed here.
Anecdotes, part 2: Bernhard Russi and Hans Knauss
Bernhard Russi: Coat too small for the award ceremony
“In 1970 I surprisingly became the downhill World Champion. The whole media hype was pure chaos, the traffic in town had collapsed and my personal caregiver had lost sight of me.
Anecdotes, part 1: Peter Fill and Franz Klammer
Peter Fill: With wrong material to the finish
“Due to adverse weather conditions, the downhill start at the 2005 World Cup race in Val Gardena/Gröden had to be lowered to the super-G start.
Saslong.org is full of emotions?
The website of the World Cup Val Gardena/Gröden www.saslong.org has undergone a major overhaul and given a new image. The work was done by the local company Gardena.Net with the goal to compress the content and make the site more user-friendly.
FIS confirms Races in Val Gardena/Gröden
Luckily, this is a pure formality this year: In today's snow control, the FIS has confirmed the World Cup races on the Saslong. Friday, December 15th, is the Super-G followed by the Downhill the day after.
Andrea Ballerin wins FIS Giant Slalom
Today the fourth FIS race of the Raiffeisen Grand Prix series, a giant slalom, was held in Plan de Gralba near Selva/Wolkenstein. The Italian Andrea Ballerin prevailed in 2.43:38 minutes ahead of the two Swiss Lars Rösti (+0.22) and Marco Gämperle (+0.53).
Double victory by Slaven Dujakovic
The Austrian Slaven Dujakovic prevailed in both Super Gs, which took place today in Plan de Gralba, Selva/Wolkenstein. They were two of a total of four Raiffeisen Grand Prix FIS races that are being hosted this weekend in Val Gardena/Gröden.
Switzerland dominates FIS Downhill
The Raiffeisen Grand Prix downhill ended with a Swiss double victory in Plan de Gralba, Selva today. On the Piz Sella slope, Marco Kohler from Meiringen near Bern clocked the fastet time with 1:34.36 ahead of his compatriot Lars Rösti (+0.19) and the Italian Davide Cazzaniga (+0.29).
Everything’s Ready for Saslong 2017
It‘s all systems go: In just over three weeks, the ski world will have all eyes on South Tyrol when the Ski World Cup is coming to Val Gardena/Gröden. A Super-G is on the docket for Friday, December 15th followed by the classic Downhill on the Saslong the next day. But wait, there is more: Val Gardena/Gröden is also celebrating its 50th anniversary of the Alpine Skiing World Cup with a big TV show.
Become a Supporting Member of the World Cup Val Gardena/Gröden
There is a new opportunity to experience and support the Ski World Cup races in Val Gardena/Gröden in occasion of the 50th anniversary. Supporting members can underscore the importance of the races in Val Gardena/Gröden by making a financial contribution and thereby participating in unique offers.
Camel humps Forst Village
Get excited by the world's best skiers jumping more than 80 meters right next to the Camel Humps, the most spectacular section of the Saslong track. No other spot conveys the impressive speed of the track and the unique emotions triggered by it. The Camel Hump First Village will cater to you with its local delicacies in addition to a glass of FORST beer, games and other surprises.
Val Gardena/Gröden Celebrates its 50th World Cup
Val Gardena/Gröden will host the FIS Ski World Cup for the 50th time this December. The anniversary celebrations already started more than three months before. World Cup racers and race organizers of different generations as well as numerous ski fans relieved the memories of the last half century.
Anniversary Celebration on Saturday in St. Christina
For the fiftieth time, the World Cup ski race will be held on the Saslong this December. This is a good reason to celebrate for Val Gardena/Gröden next Saturday, September 2nd in St. Christina. Peter Fill and the Italian national downhill team will be there as will be two camels.
Anniversary Celebration on Sept 2: The Whole Valley is Celebrating
On September 2, St. Christina will be the venue for the anniversary celebration of the 50th Ski World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden. The entire valley is coming together to look back at the last half century.