Hahnenkamm races Kitzbühel


Karl Koller
Thäus Schwabl
Toni Sailer
Karl Schranz
Phil Mahre
Thomas Stangassinger
Patrik Jaerbyn

1930/31

First International Hahnenkamm Race.

30's

A variety of slopes within the Hahnenkamm Ski Area are used as venues for the Hahnenkamm.

1932 - 1961

Ladies races run within the framework of the Hahnenkamm Races

1935

Construction of the Brückenschuss as part of the downhill run

1938 - 1945

World War II interrupts the string of Hahnenkamm races

1940's

The Streif and Ganslern establish themselves as the runs for the Hahnenkamm Races

1950's

Upgrade to racing standards of the "Startschuss","Mausefalle" and "Steilhang Einfahrt" downhill stretches

1960's

Upgrade of the "Alte Schneise" segment of the downhill

1966

On January 20, 1996, another chapter of skiing history is written on the Streif when the idea of the World Cup is born at the "Seidlalm".

1967

The first Hahnenkamm World Cup event takes place.

1970's

Upgrade of the "Hausberg" section

1980's

Intensive work to upgrade safety along the entire length of the Streif.

1990's

Further intensive safety improvements along the Streif and Ganslern runs, along with on-going improvements in spectator services. Running of Sprint-Downhill and Super-G as a third element within the framework of Hahnenkamm competition.

1990

Staging of the first sprint downhill in two runs at the 50th Anniversary Races "KITZ-KIRI-SKI"

1993

After being forced to cancel the Hahnenkamm in 1964, 1988 and 1993 due to poor snow conditions, the Kitzbühel Lift Co. installs artificial snow-making equipment to provide total coverage along the Streif and Ganslern runs. Construction of the Seidlalm jump.

Today

Through the intensive efforts of the event organizers, the Hahnenkamm Race has proven itself ready for the 21st century. The K.S.C. will continue striving to move forwards, collaborating closely with all its organizational partners to ensure that the Hahenkamm race ist the leading race in the ski circuit.