HKR 2018

Generel Facts

  • The Kitzbühel Ski Club

    Organizer of the International Hahnenkamm-Rennen
    • has been organizing the International Hahnenkamm races since 1930/31
    • has been existing as a club since 1902
    • has more than 8.700 members
    • the main objective is to promote young athletes in alpine skiing, ski jumping, cross-country skiing and snowboarding (some 150 to 160 children and youths aged 7-18)
    • the top athletes of the K.S.C. have won the total of 53 medals
    • organizes 20-25 competitions in each section in one winter
    • publishes a magazine for members (4 times a year)
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  • Sports

    competition in classical alpine disciplines as downhill, slalom and…
    • competition in classical alpine disciplines as downhill, slalom and combination as far as additional competitions like Super-G since 1931
    • yearly realization of the race as a part of the FIS World Cup series since 1967
    • operated on two of the most spectacular courses called Streif (downhill) and Ganslern (slalom). 
    Heute gehört das HKR zum Höhepunkt einer Weltcup-Saison.Mit diesem Brief wurde das HKR geborenHans Mariacher, der erste HKR-Slalomsieger
  • Spectators

    The record of 100.000 spectators on three days was reached in 1999. The…
    • The record of 100.000 spectators on three days was reached in 1999. The average spectators each year are 15.000 for the Super-G, 45.000 for the downhill and 25.000 for the slalom.
    • Large free car parks for the spectators are provided in Kirchberg and Oberndorf (towns close to Kitzbühel). They are directly connected with the shuttle trains (Park&Ride). The Hahnenkamm railway station is situated only two minutes away from the race area.
    • All international trains stop in the Hahnenkamm railway station on the days of the race.
    • Famous politicians and stars of sports and entertainment give the Hahnenkamm race a special air.
    • Large supporting program and the award ceremony with fireworks and the distribution of the race numbers provide special entertainment.
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  • Economy

    The race budget is approx. € 7,5 mio. The turnover in Kitzbühel during…
    • The race budget is approx. € 7,5 mio.
    • The turnover in Kitzbühel during the race is about € 47 mio.
    • The revenues of the race:                                         
    • 35 – 40 % TV
    • 35 – 40 % sponsorship
    • 20 - 25% spectators
    •   1 -  5 % others
    • More than 1,450 persons are directly or indirectly involved in the staging of this event. 240 people build the commission. They are responsive for  40 % slope / 40 % infrastructure / 10 % office / 10 % others.
    Die Hahnenkamm-Rennen sind ein wichtiger Wirtschaftsfaktor.Zusätzlich zum Starthaus wird alljährlich eine Energy-Station für die Athleten gebaut.General Facts
  • Media

    TV broadcast of the Hahnenkamm races since 1959. 580 media accreditations…
    • TV broadcast of the Hahnenkamm races since 1959.
    • 580 media accreditations out of 30 nations each year.
    • 45 TV stations and 30 Radio stations report on location.
    • Worldwide broadcast in EBU countries, the USA, Canada, Japan and via Satellit to the southern hemisphere.
    • Media coverage:
    • a) only ORF Austria, downhill on Saturday, approximately 1,3 - 1,6 mio. spectators in average;
      b) the television ratings in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy within January 2008: 262 mio. spectators and 55.5 hours broadcast
    • The print analysis in the German speaking countries shows 6.000 stories about the Hahnenkamm race in January.
    Bereits in den 1930er Jahren kamen Journalisten zum Hahnenkamm-Rennen.Der ORF ist Hostbroadcaster ORF ist mit rund 40 Kameras beim HKR.Medienvertreter aus rund 30 Nationen sind beim HKR akkreditiert.
  • Did you know that…

    … the abbreviation HKR stands for Hahnenkamm Race. …the steepest…
    • … the abbreviation HKR stands for Hahnenkamm Race.
    • …the steepest section is on the top of the “Mausefalle”- 85%.
    • … maximum speeds of more than 140 km/h are reached in the final part of the course called “Zielschusskompression”.
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  • Offical Social Media & Homepage

    Hahnenkamm-Rennen Kitzbüheler Ski Club (K.S.C) Facebook:…