What remains undisputed in the World Cup circuit is acknowledgement of the fact that the Ganslernhang’s undulating, natural terrain with seven transitions in total makes it one of the most difficult slalom slopes in the world. „Keeping rhythm and pace going at the same time is the greatest challenge for the athletes competing at Kitzbühel“, says Chief of Piste, Stefan Lindner. For him, some of the greatest criteria of this classic slalom racecourse include the transition to the Steilgang, the transition within the Steilhang and the final edge of the terrain ahead of the finishing line.
The Slalom Chief of Piste can rely on the well versed efforts of a 35-strong, experienced team. A good mix of artificial and natural snow has formed an optimum base for the 76th Hahnenkamm Races. Each section of terrain has been perfectly worked on, so the Ganslernhang can more than live up to its reputation again this year.
The Slalom course has been “watered” since this afternoon, in other words, treated with injection spray bars to make the slope more compact. A challenging piste is now ready and waiting for those competing in the Hahnenkamm Juniors on Wednesday, 20th January (starts at 10 hrs and 13.15 hrs). A giant slalom course will be set for the young and talented ski stars of tomorrow on this classic Slalom World Cup course.