The Hahnenkamm Races (German: Hahnenkamm Rennen or Rooster Comb Races) are one of the world’s most prestigious FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races.

Each year the best skiers of the planet meet in Kitzbühel, Austria, to take on the frightening course.

The crown jewel of the weekend is the Saturday downhill on the infamous Strief course— known as the most difficult downhill ski course in the world — which twists and plunges over 2 miles, with an elevation change of 2,822 feet.

The event attracts over 50,000 attendees each year.

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”.
Hahnenkamm: World’s Toughest Downhill Ski Races @ Kitzbühel Alps, Austria

What:          Hahnenkamm Races

When:         January 16-21, 2024

Where:        Kitzbühel Alps, Austria



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