Sunday, February 17, 2013

Schladming 2013 Official Smartphone App

With the official app, the World Championships, in cooperation with the Kleinen Zeitung newspaper, has unlocked the digital, interactive world of smartphones. As an additional tool, the app provides on-site information and orientation. From the travel guide to a completely new 3D-world, the World Championships site can be discovered and shared with friends through the social media integration functions. The content, provided by our partner, Kleinen Zeitung, offers news, live streams, photo galleries and photos of the World Championships and its stars. The races can be followed live through the Live Ticker. The racing calendar, start lists and other statistics also feature on the app.
Besides the World Championships events, the app also allows you to locate restaurants, ski chalets, accommodation and other popular destinations.
A particular impressive feature of the app is the 3D-world representation of an unknown quality. The two companies, 3D Realitymaps and TAO Software have paired up to raised the bar and innovate – in true World Championships spirit. Live and geographical localisation shows the World Championships in a three-dimensional world and gives a whole new perspective to the sporting event of the year.

Schladming is a small town in the Styria region of Austria, which has become very popular with tourists. The town is located in the centre of Austria and is situated 706m above sea level. Although the town was originally a mining settlement, in modern times winter tourism has become the main industry.
The skiing region of Schladming is known as the "4 mountain region". The region includes the Planai and Hochwurzen mountains. The Planai is the main peak, reaching a height of 1906 meters. The region is nestled in the heart of the Styrian Enns valley.
Schladming has been a fixture in the men' alpine skiing World Cup for over 30 years. The first race was held on the 22nd December, 1973. Since then 31 events have been held at the Austrian resort and the host nation has unsurprisingly been the most triumphant, boasting 14 of the 31 winners as well as having had 37 medal winners and 91 skiers finish in the top 10.
Benjamin Raich and Hermann Maier have been the most successful athletes for Austria, with Raich winning on four occasions and Maier emerging victorious from three events.
In 1998 Schladming joined the Club 5+ (formerly known as the Club 5), an association of the leading Alpine ski race organizers from all over the World.

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