Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Men's Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup continues in Hinterstoder

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Super G and Giant Slalom Races will take place in the skiing region of Hinterstoder (Upper Austria) next weekend. The World's best male skiers will compete during these two days here in Hinterstoder for the last time just before the Alpine Ski World Championship 2011 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. World Cup Races returns to Hinterstoder after a 5 year break.
The Super G will be held on the new "Hannes Trinkl" race course on February 5, with the Giant Slalom Race taking place next day (February 6). For a number of FIS and European Cup races, the race course proved to be extremely difficult and selective.
Hinterstoder is hosting World Cup races since 1986. Both Ladies and Men dueled first on the Bärenalm at the end of the Stoder valley. Finally in 2006, the new World Cup course "Hannes Trinkl" that was proposed by Rudolf "Badi" Rohregger was opened up. The construction of the race course was started in late summer 2004; in the winter of 2004/05, the runway was partially available and already then caused a stir. As early as December 2006, the 2,250 meters long and with an average slope of 35 percent slope was inaugurated by a Men’s World Cup Giant Slalom Super G on the Hoess. Natural terrain edges and steep slopes with a gradient of 55 and 60 percent make this piste particularly spectacular. The slope meets all the required criteria to hold FIS World Cup Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom races for Men and Ladies. Special attention was paid to the design of the finish arena, located in the city, from where spectators can view large parts of the slope and reach the finish area easily from the nearby parking.

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