SKI REITERALM: Home to International Ski Races
In 1978, on the 9th December, Reiteralm hosted a World Cup race – a giant slalom on the Gasselhöhe piste. Reiteralm’s opportunity to step on to the World Cup stage came when another mountain lacked the snow. On Reiteralm’s great snow conditions, superstar Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden won the race.
Reiteralm has repeatedly stepped up to host many international major sports events, welcoming numerous top-cast ladies’ and men’s FIS races, as well as the World Cup finals of the Masters Series 2004.
Managing director Wolfgang Habersatter: “For years now, Reiteralm has been the training mountain for the Austrian and many other ski teams. We have proved that our offer is right, that we meet the technical requirements for perfect slope conditions and we have invested a lot. We are happy that we can officially host World Cup races, which is a reward for this commitment.”
SKI REITERALM – From training mountain to World Cup mountain:
Five World Cup races in 11 months
December 2006: Super Combined Men
15th December 2006: Super Combined Ladies
16th December 2006: Super G Ladies
10th November 2007: Slalom Ladies
11th November 2007: Slalom Men
These five World Cup races saw the entire village of Pichl-Preunegg get involved in the events. Pichl-Reiteralm Ski Club, Pichl-Reiteralm tourist office and the village of Pichl-Preunegg as well as further regional clubs and institutions supported the series of events on Reiteralm.
A good deal of motivation and commitment as well as a portion of idealism made these World Cup races a great success.