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79th Hahnenkamm-Race

Jan 21, 2019 :: The Hahnenkamm will be the talk of the skiing world from 21 to 27 January 2019. The world’s best skiers will be coming to Kitzbühel to celebrate this highlight of the World Cup calendar for the 79th time.

The Hahnenkamm race is the most spectacular ski race in the world. The route the race course takes is called the Streif. It demands everything from the racers who dare to take it on, which is why only the best of the best take the gold on the Streif. Millions of viewers all over the world tune in to watch legends being born. Winning on the Streif is like winning an Olympic Gold, it is the most prestigious win there is in ski racing.

The legendary Streif race course

Jumps of up to 80 metres, steep slopes with gradients of up to 85% and speeds of up to 140 km/h all make the Streif unique on the World Cup circuit. From the start hut (at 1,665m), the downhill run has a route length of 3,312 metres with an elevation difference of 860 metres, to the finish (at 805m). The skiers achieve average speeds of more than 103 km/h. The course record is 01:51.58 minutes, set by Austrian skier Fritz Strobl in 1997. These are just some of the facts and figures that make the Streif the most challenging downhill ski race in the world. ‘My congratulations to all those who have skied it. I think we must be crazy!’ says 5-time winner Didier Cuche (SUI), summing up his feelings towards the Streif.

The Hahnenkamm races programme

The Hahnenkamm races 2019 will begin on Saturday 19 January 2019 with the first downhill training session for the European Cup. It all properly kicks off on Friday 25 January when the speed demons open the Hahnenkamm weekend with the Super-G. The most spectacular downhill race of the World Cup winter is then set for Saturday 26 January. On Sunday 27 January, the slalom at the Ganslernhang puts the finishing touch on the Hahnenkamm races.

For the viewers, it pays to be in the finish area in plenty of time before the race begins. The entertainment programme gets everyone warmed up and in the mood for the races. Stalls also cater for visitors’ creature comforts.

The fireworks on Saturday 26 January 2019 is one of the highlights of the programme. It is the culmination of an eventful day, at the end of which the best athletes will be awarded the gold, silver and bronze ‘Gams’ (chamois) trophies at the presentation ceremony. This ceremony gives fans the chance to see the stars without their helmets and racing gear for once, and to celebrate their stunning achievements together.

Program Hahnenkamm-Race 2019

Saturday, 19th January    
11:00 hr Europacup Downhill Training Streif
Sunday, 20th January    
10:30 hr Europacup Downhill Training Streif
18:15 hr Opening Race Week Legendenpark
Monday, 21st January    
10:30 hr Europacup Downhill Streif
followed by Prize Giving Ceremony Europacup Race Building/Red Bull
Tuesday, 22nd January    
11:30 hr Downhill Training Streif
Wednesday, 23rd January    
10:00 hr Hahnenkamm Juniors – 1st Run (GS) Ganslern
11:30 hr Downhill Training Streif
13:00 hr Hahnenkamm Juniors – 2nd Run (SL) Ganslern
followed by Prize Giving Ceremony Hahnenkamm Juniors Race Building / Red Bull
Thursday, 24th January    
11:30 hr Downhill Training Streif
Friday, 25th January    
10:30 hr Entertainment Finish Area
11:30 hr Hahnenkamm Super-G Streif
18:00 hr Draw Downhill Finish Area
18:30 hr Prize Giving Ceremony Super-G Finish Area
Saturday, 26th January    
10:30 hr Entertainment Finish Area
11:30 hr Hahnenkamm Abfahrt Streif
14:00 hr KitzCharityTrophy Finish Area
18:00 hr Draw Slalom Finish Area
18:30 hr Prize Giving ceremony Downhll Finish Area
followed by Firework „Hahnenkammrace 2019“ Finish Area
Sunday, 27th January    
09:30 hr Entertainment Finish Area Slalom
10:30 hr Hahnenkamm Slalom – 1st Run Ganslern
13:00 hr Entertainment Finish Area Slalom
13:30 hr Hahnenkamm Slalom – 2nd Run Ganslern
followed by Prize Giving Ceremony Slalom Finish Area Slalom

Schedule changes may occur - Find the latest information here

Video presentation - the Kitzbühel Streif race course

Tickets and getting here

Visitors can purchase admission tickets on race days at all entrances to the event or finish area. Tickets will be available in advance on the official website of the Hahnenkamm races. Entry to the grounds and along the entire racing piste is only possible with an admission ticket. Children and young people born in or after 2002 receive free entry.

There are viewing areas along the Streif, as well as in the finish area. They are at the start hut, right next to the Mausefalle (mousetrap) and near the Seidlalm. Skiing spectators can also of course follow the race from the slopes. If you are not in the finish area, you will need a lift ticket or single ticket for the Hahnenkammbahn cable car in addition to the admission ticket.

Visitors can walk to the event area of the Hahnenkamm races using one of the following three routes: either through the Legend Park and through the underpass, or past the Hahnenkammbahn cable car and then turning right. Access to the area is also possible through the Hotel Rasmushof.

For current information on potential race postponements, getting here, parking and tickets, please see the official Facebook page of the Hahnenkamm races or: https://hahnenkamm.com/en/race-2019/informations-for-spectators/

Our tip: Visit the downhill training sessions and see the most legendary downhill race of the World Cup circuit from different angles. Like the Mausefalle, the steepest section of the Streif at an 85% gradient.

Parties and side events

The Hahnenkamm races wouldn’t be what they are today were it not for the variety of exclusive side events, parties and VIP gatherings spanning the entire week of the event. Kitzbühel, also known as the Gamsstadt, bursts at the seams as reporters and celebrities from all over the world flock to the narrow streets of the town centre, rushing from one event to the next.

What are now practically fixtures stand out from the huge number of side events. You can find a cluster of celebrities from around the world at the KitzCharityTrophy. This is where the stars venture onto the Streif right after the professionals and ski a special giant slalom course, all for a good cause. The KitzRaceParty, held right in the Streif finish area, is the most prominent party after the race, but there’s also a whole host of other after-race parties and side events for visitors to the Hahnenkamm races to choose from.

The fan zone

You can party hard even away from all the fame and glory. In the official fan zone in Kitzbühel's town centre, for example. Food stands, food trucks and huts tempt you in to celebrate – accompanied by atmospheric party music late into the night.

The historical origin of the Hahnenkamm-Race

The Hahnenkamm races have been held on Kitzbühel’s local mountain since 1931. The Streif downhill race and the Ganslernhang slalom have been fixtures since the early years. A Super-G has been held since the 1990s, kicking off the weekend’s racing on the Friday.

You can find the entire history, all the backgrounds, facts and news about the races at www.hahnenkamm.com

 

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when?

Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

admission

Friday from EUR 20,00, Saturday from EUR 30,00, Sunday from EUR 25,00 (normal Ticket)


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