When the first Hahnenkamm race was held in Kitzbühel in 1931, no one could have even imagined that it would lay the foundation for one of the world's biggest winter sports events. Over the decades, both the downhill on the Streif and the slalom on the Ganslernhang have developed into classics in the Ski World Cup. For many athletes, a victory on one of the two tradition-rich slopes is tantamount to an Olympic victory.
In 2023, the Hahnenkamm races will be held for the 84th time. The race week lasts from January 15th to 21st and offers the first highlight with the downhill training on January 16th. Admission to the training sessions is free.
Things get really serious on January 19th, when the first downhill race - the Kitzbühel Downhill - starts on the Streif. The second downhill, the Hahnenkamm Downhill, will follow the next day - on the same course - and the slalom on the Ganslernhang on January 22th.
Tickets are only available in advance, there is no sale on location. Children - 2009 and younger - have free entry, a youth ticket costs EUR 15.00 - per race - and an adult ticket is available for EUR 30.00.
For all skiers and snowboarders who want to ski the Streif themselves, we recommend the "Family Streif" (piste no. 21). The race feeling can be felt on the defused version, but the tricky key sections are safely bypassed. Only experienced skiers should venture onto the original race course, as the Mausefalle, Steilhang, Hausbergkante and co. are marked as "ski route extreme" and are no longer prepared after the Hahnenkamm race.
On the "Mini-Streif" at the foot of the Hahnenkamm, beginners can also make their personal Streif experience - without a ski pass, because all practice lifts in the valley are free of charge.
Jumps up to 80 meters wide, steep slopes with up to 85 percent gradients and speeds of up to 140 km/h make the Streif unique in the World Cup circuit. From the start house at 1,665 meters above sea level, the downhill stretches over a course length of 3,312 meters and a difference in altitude of 860 meters to the finish at 805 meters. In the process, the athletes reach an average speed of over 100 km/h. The course record is 01:51,58 minutes and was set in 1997 by Fritz Strobl from Carinthia. These are just some of the key data that make the Streif the most difficult ski run in the world.
To make the Streif a playful experience for children in summer, there is an adventure trail on the Hahnenkamm. Here, nine key sections of the Streif, such as the Mausefalle or the Brückenschuss, can be "rocked" and "balanced". The Streif summer experience can be leisurely walked from the top station of the Hahnenkamm lift - even with strollers - and halfway there is also the possibility of a stop for refreshments.
During the warmer months, the Streif can of course also be conquered on foot - both leisurely and challenging. Along the way, you will encounter four state-of-the-art infotainment LCD screens that show the fascination as well as the huge challenge of the race course thanks to spectacular TV images - from the past and today. The screens are located at the Hausberg edge, the entrance to the steep slope, at the Mausefalle and at the start house. By the way, the start house is accessible from 09.00 a.m. to 04.00 p.m. during the hiking season.
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