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Optimise all that exists and avoid waste

Tangible actions and fewer words. Following this mantra, the people, associations and istitutions from Val Gardena have been working for quite a while now, aware of two things: the first is that living in a unique and universally beautiful place entails responsibility and a concrete commitment; the second is that preserving one’s environment is an important step towards leaving a true legacy to future generations, and this require projects, actions and initiatives.


Aleksander Aamodt Kilde: "I want to win the super-G"

Battle announcement by Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, winner of the 2017 Südtirol Ski Trophy; he is 26 and is no longer hiding behind his successful compatriots: Aleksander Aamodt Kilde was on the podium in Val Gardena/Gröden for the first time in 2015 and won the super-G World Cup in the same year - but he still sees himself in a learning stage. His long-term objective is to compete for the overall World Cup.


Program of the women's race in Val Gardena

Three practice runs and two races.

Here is the official program for the women's race at the Saslong:


Val Gardena/Gröden is looking forward to a big TV presence

The whole world is waiting for the ski races in Val Gardena/Gröden. As sports marketing company Infront announced, the races on the Saslong will be seen all across the European, Asian and North American continents.


Val Gardena/Gröden takes over Val d'Isère ladies‘ race

For the first time, Val Gardena/Gröden will host ladies‘ World Cup races. There will be a downhill and a super-G on the Saslong on 18 and 19 December. These two races and a combination had to be cancelled in Val d'Isère in France due to lack of snow.


Join us at the Camel Humps

One thing is sure: the Saslong is luring viewers looking for something special. For all those who want to turn their adventure into something unforgettable, the organizers have a few additional offerings: the SasLOUNGE, the VIP tent at the Finish or - uniquely in Val Gardena/Gröden - the special Camel Humps Package.


One new and two old acquaintances

Nils Mani, triple winner of the "Raiffeisen FIS Challenge" in Val Gardena/Gröden, Miriam Kirchler, victorious for the second time, and Federico Paini from Italy could cheer today. They all won a super-G on the 'Piz Sella' track in Plan de Gralba, Selva/Wolkenstein.


"Raiffeisen FIS Challenge": Three winning faces

Today, three more "Raiffeisen FIS Challenge" races took place on the 'Piz Sella' track in Plan de Gralba near Selva/Wolkenstein. In the men's downhill, Nils Mani (Switzerland) repeated his victory of the day before, in the ladies' races the Italian Ilaria Ghisalberti and the South Tyrolean Miriam Kirchler won.


FIS races: Switzerland celebrates double victory

In today's "Raiffeisen FIS Challenge”, both first and second places went to two Swiss: Nils Mani won in 1:27.89 seconds ahead of Lars Rösti (+0.43) and the Austrian Christopher Hörl (+0,45) who started for Moldova. The conditions were very good on the 'Piz Sella' course in Plan de Gralba, Selva/Wolkenstein.


FIS gives the green light

Everything is ready, including the race track! FIS confirmed the World Cup races on the Saslong at today's snow check. There will be a super-G on Friday, 14 December followed by the traditional downhill the day after.


„Raiffeisen FIS Challenge“ in Val Gardena/Gröden

A series of FIS races will take place in Val Gardena/Gröden from tomorrow Saturday to Monday on the 'Piz Sella' course in Plan de Gralba above Selva/Wolkenstein. The program includes super-G and downhill races for both men and women.


Fanclubs, we are looking forward to seeing you!

They are part of the Ski-World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden like the Camel Humps and the Ciaslat meadow, they have their own place on a dedicated grand stands and cannot be missed in 2018: the fan clubs! "It will be another great festival with fan clubs from South Tyrol and from all over Europe" promises fan club coordinator Genni Tschurtschenthaler.


Saslong course and Key Sections

The Saslong Downhill is named after the Ladin word of the 3181 m high mountain that rises behind it. It is one of the classic Downhill races in the World Cup.


South Tyrol welcomes the Ski World Cup

Today, a good three weeks before the Ski World Cup races on the Saslong and on the Gran Risa, the Organizing Committees presented the two events in Bolzano/Bozen. There will be four days of skiing at the highest level, enriched by a wonderful entertainment program for ski fans of all kinds.


Fascination and Myth of Saslong

Each year before Christmas, the Ski fans from all over the world turn their attention to the Saslong in Val Gardena/Gröden in South Tyrol, Italy.


What’s new in Val Gardena/Gröden this year

Camel Humps and Ciaslat remain the key sections on the Saslong, but all around the offer is getting bigger and better every year. What's new in 2018?


Val Gardena/Gröden is looking for the fastest kids

A special highlight awaits 120 young ski racers on the Val Gardena/Gröden World Cup weekend: kids will participate in the Vitalini Speed Contest on the finish schuss section immediately after the super-G on Friday, 14 December. We are looking for the fastest boy and girl!


In Autumn, too: Innerhofer fans rock Val Gardena/Gröden

Christof Innerhofer's fans secured themselves a hiking day in Val Gardena/Gröden with a double anniversary at last year's World Cup weekend on the Saslong. As expected, they had quite the celebration.


The first snow is on the Saslong

Promising: last year the Dolomites were covered with early snowfalls and 2018 looks promising already. The first snow has already fallen and the preparations for the World Cup races are in full swing. Tickets are available here.


Val Gardena/Gröden delegation in Zurich

During the last few days, FIS held a number of important meetings in Zurich in preparation for the upcoming World Cup season. A delegation from the Val Gardena/Gröden Organizing Committee led by President Rainer Senoner was also in attendance.


New start time for downhill race

Today, FIS carried out its annual summer inspection visit in Val Gardena/Gröden. The two race directors Markus Waldner and Hannes Trinkl looked back on the 2017 races and took a close look at the Saslong course. It was announced that the race will start this year at 11:45 am and not at 12:15 pm as in the past.


Ski Champions Walk in Selva/Wolkenstein

Last Saturday, the Ski Champions Walk was opened in Selva/Wolkenstein. The historic path was designed by the local tourist office and the municipality of Selva/Wolkenstein. It is dedicated to the Ski World Cup and Val Gardena/Gröden's ski history.


Saslong Classic Club celebrates its Team

Instead of the best downhill skiers of the world whizzing down the mountain, it was the Val Gardena/Gröden World Cup team holding their glasses up: at the summer celebration of the Saslong Classic Club.


Almost 200 Hours on TV

The Ski World Cup on the Saslong is and remains a showcase for South Tyrol and the Dolomites. In December 2017 pictures of the races in Val Gardena/Gröden were broadcast on TV channels around the world for nearly 200 hours. The Ski World Cup on the Saslong is and remains a showcase for South Tyrol and the Dolomites.

In December 2017 pictures of the races in Val Gardena/Gröden were broadcast on TV channels around the world for nearly 200 hours. Thus, expectations were fully met. Nearly 90 television channels from 24 countries reported from Val Gardena/Gröden. Most of them were on site in the race week thrilling their audience with spectacular racing pictures and interviews with the racers. The best ratings for live broadcasts were recorded for NRK in Norway with 65 percent. In Austria (ORF) a good 55 percent of all television viewers saw the races and in Germany (ZDF) it was 25 percent. It is estimated that more than 100 million people have followed the broadcasts from Val Gardena/Gröden.

Also in terms of both live and delayed broadcasting time, Austria’s ORF stands out with almost 18 hours. Italy's stations bring it to just under nine hours, Germany’s to nine and a half. Curious: the Chinese audience saw shots from Val Gardena/Gröden for almost four hours. The data comes from the agency Infront, which markets the ski races in Val Gardena/Gröden.

The agency calculates the average number of viewers of the TV channels who have shown pictures from Val Gardena/Gröden. In the past, the range had been calculated, which…


General Assembly of the Saslong Classic Club

Last Thursday, the Saslong Classic Club held its annual meeting looking back on a very successful year. Two members were honored for their many years of service; a new organizational structure was presented.


Innovation expected for Val Gardena/Gröden in 2020

Last week, the International Ski Federation FIS held its congress in Costa Navarino, Greece, discussing changes in the Ski World Cup. Innovation planned for Val Gardena/Gröden: a sprint downhill in December 2020.


Tickets have gone for sale

Every year Val Gardena/Gröden hosts the Ski World Cup in mid-December. In 2018, a super-G and a downhill are scheduled for December, 14th and 15th, respectively. Tickets for the two races are for sale – click here for more information.


Vertical Up: Victories for Hannes Perkmann and Marlies Penker

On Saturday, 27 January 2018, the starting signal for the Vertical Up on the Saslong was shot at exactly 6:30 pm. Close to 200 participants rose to the challenge to tackle the Vertical Up course with a length of 2385 meters, a incline of up to 57 % and an altitude difference of 590 height meters.


Vertical Up: Register directly at the race

This Saturday, January 27th, the Vertical Up race is kicking off at 6:30 pm from the finish area of the Saslong. In the speed class, the winner is who’s fastest and there are great prizes awaiting for those recreational athletes in the backpack class. Last-minute participants can register on the day of the race.


"Choice of material and state of mind were decisive"

Philipp Götsch, winner of the speed class of the "Val Gardena-Gröden Vertical Up" race in 2017 is looking forward to racing again this year.


Saturday, January 27: Vertical up on the Saslong

There will be a second uphill Saslong race after the great success of last year's first edition. The Val Gardena/Gröden Vertical-Up takes place on Saturday, January 27, 2018 and is part of a series of competitions in several World Cup locations.