THE “MAUSEFALLE” & “STEILHANG”
“This is where you need to be able to glide”
After hurtling down the 160-metre long and 51 per cent gradient “Starthang”, racers reach the “Mausefalle” in only 8.5 seconds. This is followed by the first jump, which is also the longest. Athletes fly distances of up to 80 metres over the steepest section of the Streif, which has an 85 per cent gradient and where speeds accelerate up to 110/120 kilometres per hour (km/h). Before entering the “Steilhang”, the “Karussell” determines to a large extent between victory and defeat. Here, athletes are forced to endure centrifugal forces of 3.1 g.