2022: 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.
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.
2020: Val Gardena/Gröden inspires the entire ski circuit once again
Despite all that is going on, everything was ready in Val Gardena/Gröden shortly before Christmas for a spectacular World Cup weekend at the foot of the Sassolungo/Langkofel mountain. The Saslong Classic Club around President Rainer Senoner provided flawlessly organized races in its usual professional manner and offered athletes, staff and journalists a safe working environment thanks to a well thought-out preparation.
2019: The Alpine Ski World Cup at home with friends
Everything was ready in the week before Christmas in Val Gardena/Gröden: Once again, the whole valley got dressed up and felt honored to welcome the Alpine Ski World Cup for the 52nd time on the Saslong as part of the Speed Classics. Organizers, athletes and fans looked forward to great races - but the weather didn't quite play along.
2018: Val Gardena/Gröden provides a week of highlights
The 51st edition of the men's speed races on the Saslong is history. Organizers, FIS and athletes can look back on a very well organized race week that continued on Tuesday with the ladies’ World Cup competitions in Val Gardena/Gröden.
Saslong 2017: First class anniversary edition
And this was this year's anniversary edition on the Saslong. The fiftieth World Cup races in Val Gardena/Gröden have entered the history books. Organizers, FIS and athletes can look back on a successful race week featuring a spectacular anniversary show, stubborn fog, a historic Super-G win and an extraordinary six-time winner in lead roles.
Val Gardena/Gröden 2016: A Surprise and an Evergreen
Saslong 2016: Max Franz was unexpectedly crowned the Downhill hero and Kjetil Jansrud confirmed the Norwegian domination in the Super-G. The World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden delivered once again an exceptionally well prepared race course and a smooth performance for 11,000 spectators.
48th Saslong Classic: Great Achievement by Norway
Great work by the course preparation team, an amazing Aksel Lund Svindal leaves everyone in the dust, and other highlights mark the 2015 edition of the Saslong Classic. Svindal, almost 33 years old, stayed out of reach.
Saslong 2014: Nothing Can Stop the Favorites
Temperatures way above freezing point, a lack of snow and a pipe leak less than week before the races: never in the 50-year history have the races of the World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden been in such limbo as in 2014.
Record Audience, Impressive Winners and a Few Farewells
Val Gardena/Gröden (South Tyrol/Italy), December 23rd, 2013 - A record number of spectators, great weather, a forerunner with deep course knowledge and two winners who are linked through a training partnership: these are the stories that emerged from the 2013 World Cup week in the valley.
Gardena/Gröden 2012: Hard to Beat and Hard to Predict
Super-G goes as expected, Downhill brings a surprise: While Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) managed to extend his winning streak in Super-G in Gardena/Gröden after reaching the podium in all prior speed events of the season, the Downhill racers were once again in the throws of the ever-changing weather conditions...
Gardena-Gröden 2011: the Super-G Gold goes to Feuz, the Downhill to the Wind
The weather has once again called the shots in 2011 on the Saslong trying hard to upset the organizers first with high temperatures, and then with strong winds and snow. But all was not lost: despite the cancellation of the Downhill race after 21 athletes had started, it was Beat Feuz (SUI) who brought home the Super-G gold. It is the weather, however, who had the upper hand on Saslong this year.
Switzerland and Austria dominate Gardena-Gröden 2010
One has helped Switzerland put an end to the 18-year-long medal draught and the other has matched Kristian Ghedina and Franz Klammers medal record on the Saslong: ...
Val Gardena/Groeden 2009: Premier for Svindal, Osborne-Paradis consoles Canada
Exactly before the Olympic Games in their home country, Canada’s ski team is hit by a string of injuries: After John Kucera and Jean Philippe Roy, Francois Bourque is the third Canadian skier to have injured himself this winter season, after a fall during the Super-G on the Saslong.
2008: Walchhofer ends dry spell for Austria
The winner in Gardena-Gröden in 2008 is the same of 2007: Michael Walchhofer. The Austrian won ahead of Bode Miller (USA) and Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) ending a dry spell for Austria. The Austrians have been waiting for a year since Walchhofer’s victory here in Gardena-Gröden on December 15th, 2007.
2007: Saslong, a champions’ run
The 2007 edition of the FIS Ski World Cup in Gardena-Gröden has come to a flattering end. The best have landed on the podium (Walchhofer and Cuche) in a perfectly orchestrated week packed with thrilling events.
Val Gardena 2006: One star leaves, another arrives
Last minute snow, a US-double victory, the career end of a ski star, a new winning face and a challenging Saslong: this is the brief summary of the Ski World Cup in Val Gardena 2006.