Kitzbühel Streif Hahnenkamm (Austria)

January 2010 in Kitzbühel and Kirchberg

It was January 2010 and I stayed for 5 ski days in Kirchberg near Kitzbühel. I had a very full program... In the first place I have to point on the very famous special downhill race Hahnenkamm, this track is also called Streif, which always took place in the middle or the end of january. It is a very special event with immense popularity. The Streif is a very hard, difficult and extrem dangerous downhill track...


Famous Streif Race

00.00.00 (min.sec.msec):
Start is near Hochkitzbühel. Highest acceleration, after 8 or 9 seconds (after 150 or 160 m) the racer reachs the Mausefalle.

00.08.50 min:
Famous Jump Mausefalle: Longest jump 80 m and steepest slope of the Streif with 85%.

00.22.50 min:
The racer reachs the Steilhang with near 65% and here it is most icy and the racer have to manage a difficult turn right to get in the Geschöss and not to end in the security fence. Speed is near or above 100 km/h and extreme centrifugal forces makes that part of the track difficult.

01.03.20 min:
The middle of the 3.3 km long track near Seidelalm.

01.37.60 min:
After the cruising section Lärchenschuss here the most breathtaking point the Hausbergkante will be reached. Near or above 100 km/h and that section is very high demanding for the athletes and material.

01.59.70 min:
Before the athlete have the luck to reach the finish line, they have to manage the Traverse and the Zielschuss. Here the racer have a velocity of near or above 140 km/h and there is a very difficult last jump. In the last years some extrem bad falls took here place!

I left the pictures in chronological order. They show an impression of the famous Kitzbühel region ...


Some Videos

Me skiing at Bärenbadkogel 2 lift near Pass Thurn.
Fleckalm near Kirchberg.
Bei Aschau.

My homebase this time was in Kirchberg

This picture shows the ski race track Gaisberg in Kirchberg.

The Fleckalmbahn leads from Klausen near Kirchberg (837 m) (a little bit outside of the village, but with a car parking place) directly to the Ehrenbachhöhe. From there you have the possibility to go to Pengelstein (1938 m) or Steinbergkogel (1972 m).

This is the old lift Maier 1, which give the possibility to get from that location to the Fleckalmbahn. In the past there existed three Maier lifts, but nowadays is only that one in operation.

Look to the Gampenkogel (1957 m). There is a lift, but here you need the AllStarCard.

Gaisberg with Hohe Salve in the background.

Maier 1 and behind the lift you see the Wilder Kaiser. That is a nice mountain range.

A ski piste near Kirchberg / Maier 1.

Kitzbühler Horn

That nice mountain in the background with the interesting slope is the Kitzbühler Horn (2000 m). It is included in normal card. The shape is like a horn and in german it is the same word like in english.

Here you can see the Horn with the mountain station and the peak.

The Horn once again.

Hohe Salve

This is a different skiing region with name Hohe Salve and the mountain with the same name is 1829 m high. You might have a AllStarCard, which includes also this region and a lot of other ski regions like Saalbach / Hinterglemm or Kaprun / Kitzsteinhorn in the Kitzbühler Alpen. I had only the normal card for the Kitzbühl core region, which includes an area from Kitzbühel, Kirchberg, Jochberg, Skirast, Aschau to Pass Thurn.

The Hohe Salve once again.

Hahnenkamm / Hochkitzbühel

Look above the Hahnenkamm aera towards the Hochkitzbühel restaurant (1668 m).

Also the Hochkitzbühel restaurant (1668 m). The Hahnenkammbahn leads from Kitzbühel (800 m) to that peak station.

Once again the Hahnenkamm with the Horn and the Loferer Steinberge and Leoganger Steinberge in the background.

At the right of the Horn begins the Bichlalm area, where one can tour ski. Precondition for that is enough snow, because that are southern slopes, where the sun have full access.

The Horn with most of the ski area and with the Gipfelhaus and Alpenhaus.

Alpenhaus, Hornköpfl-Hütte and Trattalm area.

Look in direction towards Loferer Steinberge and Leoganger Steinberge in the background.

Bichlalm area with the Leoganger Steinberge in the background. Bichlalm starts above Aurach and Hechenmoos.

Bichlalm area with the Leoganger Steinberge in the background. Bichlalm starts above Aurach and Hechenmoos.

In the background might be seen the Wildseeloder (2117 m) and Henne (2078 m), but I ´m not quite sure about that.

Bichlalm area with the Leoganger Steinberge in the background. Bichlalm starts above Aurach and Hechenmoos.

Stuckkogel (1887 m), Wildseeloder (2117 m) and Henne (2078 m). Maybe there are some mountains of the Saalbach / Hinterglemm area visible like Schattberg (2096 m), Reiterkogel (1819 m) and Gebra Ranken (2057 m).

Look to the Steinbergkogel (1972 m) and the Pengelstein (1938 m).

The Streif

The start area of the famous Hahnenkamm downhill race. I watched the activities one week before the event took place in January 2010.

Unfortunately the piste was of course for the preparation for the race closed. But parts of the legendary Streif-Piste were open, so I went down on route 21 and 22 and crossed the racing course.

My best time was 8 minutes, but it is a much longer way over the Kampen. I had perfect conditions and I drove that course a several times and very fast

and I liked it very much. The real downhill racing course is from the start extrem steep and the racer will get very fast very quick.

It is one of the hardest races and very often with very serious crashs. The best racers need only less than 2 minutes down to the finish line.

That picture and the next one can only give an impression of the extrem steep of the slope.

That picture and the one before can only give an impression of the extrem steep of the slope.

Look from route 21 or 22.

That is the curve after the extrem steep start slope and here it is for the racer extrem dangerous. Very often one ends here in the security fence.

Look on Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel from route 22.

In the middle of Kitzbühel are the two nice church buildings. At the night they are illuminated and give the village a very nice atmosphere.

That is the famous Ganslern slope, where the slalom race took every year after the Hahnenkamm-Rennen place. Here it was in January 2010 and the winner was after a long term of no succeed of a german racer the german Neureuther. In good family tradition, because his father won this slalom race in the seventies, too.

Bichlalm area.

That must be the Hausberg-Kante, where the racer have a difficult jump before they get in the heavy traverse. Here the finish line is n`t jet far away, but there are some very difficult parts to manage before reaching the finish area.

That must be the Hausberg-Kante, where the racer have a difficult jump before they get in the heavy traverse. Here the finish line is n`t jet far away, but there are some very difficult parts to manage before reaching the finish area.

Ganslern slope at the bottom and near the finish area.

Here the finish area for the Hahnenkamm-Downhill-Race and for the slalom race.

Here the finish area for the Hahnenkamm-Downhill-Race and for the slalom race.

Once again the church of Kitzbühel in the middle of the small town.

The downhill course and the slalom slope once again in an overview.

Look from the Hochkitzbühl area towards Pengelstein (1938 m) and Steinbergkogel (1972 m). In January 2010 it was very cool, but I had nice sunny weather. Unfortunately with not extrem much snow, so leaving the routes were nearly impossible, because it had not enough foundation. The snow machines did a very good job, so on the pistes were the conditions very good, because they were very good preparated.

Look from the Hochkitzbühl area towards Hohe Salve (1829 m). That is near the start house, where the Hahnenkamm race begins. And here begins the route 21, which I drove very often.

Once again the Hohe Salve.

Station of the Ehrenbachhöhe lift.

Pengelstein & Steinbergkogel

Look from the station of the Pengelstein lift towards the top with piste 23 and 38.

Look towards piste 17 and route 90. In the past here existed another lift.

Look towards the Großvenediger (3674 m) and Resterhöhe (1894 m), Zweitausender (2004 m) and Kleiner Rettenstein (2216 m) near Pass Thurn. In the right part of the picture you can see the Großer Rettenstein (2366 m) and the Schwarzkogel (2216 m).

Same direction like before.

Might be the direction towards Großglockner (3798 m) and Kitzsteinhorn (3203 m) with Gaisstein (2363 m) and Spieleckkogel (1798 m).

Look from the Steinbergkogel (1972 m).

Look to the Steinbergkogel (1972 m) with its lift.

Ehrenbachhöhe

Look to piste 16, a easy part of the Ehrenbachhöhe.

Ehrenbachhöhe (1802 m) with its lift and the hotel on the top.

Look more to the right (in comparsion of the picture before) with the Hahnenkamm area and Hochkitzbühel.

Look in the little valley between Ehrenbachhöhe and Steinbergkogel.

Near Aschau

Großer Rettenstein (2366 m) near Aschau.

Near Aschau. This are the mountains on the side of the Gampenkogel. This picture belongs to next four pictures. From here I took a picture and than I rotated to the right and took the next picture and so on till I reached the Wilder Kaiser motif.

This picture is part of the kind of panorama picture...

This picture is part of the kind of panorama picture...

Panorama Wilder Kaiser

This picture is part of the kind of panorama picture...

This picture is the last one of the panorama picture. Here with the Wilder Kaiser.

Near Kirchberg and Skirast

Piste 26 above Kirchberg.

Pengelstein 1 lift near Kitzalm at Skirast.

Evening impression of the mountain panorama near Kirchberg.

Evening impression of the mountain panorama near Kirchberg. Wilder Kaiser.

Evening impression of the mountain panorama near Kirchberg.

Evening impression of the mountain panorama near Kirchberg. Ehrenbachhöhe.

Evening impression of the mountain panorama near Kirchberg. Ehrenbachhöhe, Hahnenkamm and Horn.

Evening impression of the mountain panorama near Kirchberg. Near Pengelstein.

"Dinosaurs" near Kirchberg with the Gaisberg in the background.

Vorderer Sonnberg near Kirchberg.

Panorama Bichlalm - Panorama Großvenediger & Großglockner

Bichlalm area.

Panorama with the mountain range with Großvenediger and Großglockner.

Panorama in direction Großvenediger.

Pengelstein, Schwarzkogel and Hochsaukaser

Near Pengelstein on 1938 m in direction Schwarzkogel and Großer Rettenstein.

Near Schwarzkogel and Großer Rettenstein, Piste 55 Hochsaukaser.

Top station Hochsaukaser and Hieslegg.

Trip to Jochberg ans Pass Thurn

Slopes below Steinbergkogel or Pengelstein on the side towards Jochberg. Offside the pistes or routes, but it was not enough snow, so I only tried it once. "Trip to Jochberg".

"Trip to Jochberg".

"Trip to Jochberg".

"Trip to Jochberg".

"Trip to Jochberg".

"Trip to Jochberg".

"Trip to Jochberg".

"Trip to Jochberg".

"Trip to Jochberg". The new cable-car system 3S, which binds the Pass Thurn-Jochberg region with the Kitzbühel-Kirchberg region. It bridges the valley between Wurzhöhe (1739 m), a mountain in Jochberg, and Pengelstein (1938 m).

Now in Jochberg (923 m). Wagstätt lift.

Jochberg with the Horn in the background.

Jochberg with its church.

Look from Jochberg towards Bichlalm area.

A valley near Jochberg, which leads in direction Saalbach / Hinterglemm. I think the mountain in the middle is the Spieleckkogel (1798 m).

Look on Jochberg.

A tree near Wagstätt lift in the Jochberg area.

Look on Jochberg.

Near Bärenbadkogel.

Near Bärenbadkogel.

Look towards Resterhöhe and Zweitausender.

Zweitausender with its lift and the Panoramaalm on 2000 m.

Kleiner Rettenstein (2216 m).

Look from Zweitausender in direction Großvenediger.

Look from Zweitausender in direction Großvenediger.

Aera around Zweitausender with the Panoramaalm.

Aera around Zweitausender with the Panoramaalm.

Trattbach lift and Trattbachalm. In the background Hochsaukaser.

Trattbach lift and Trattbachalm. In the background Hochsaukaser.

Once again the Horn.

Near Zweitausender piste 74 and 76.

Near Breitmoos. In the valley one can see Hollersbach / Mittersill (807 m).

Panoramabahn Kitzbühler Alpen II leads from Breitmoos to Resterhöhe (1894 m).

Resterhöhe (1894 m).

Near Resterhöhe lift, which leads from Pass Thurn to the Resterhöhe aera.

Zweitausender lift. Often here is a extrem mogul field, but in January 2010 it wasn `t enough snow for that.

Zweitausender area.

Gauxjoch lift.

Back in Kitzbühler "core region"

Back in the Kitzbühler core region. It was necessary to got to the lift before 15.45h, because when it is closed, one have to go back by bus from Jochberg to Kitzbühel and than with another bus to Kirchberg. My hotel was in Kirchberg.

My hotel "Active Sunny Kirchberg" near "Maier 1" lift.

Hochkitzbühel.

Bichlalm.

Tor, behind that mountain begins the Saalbach / Hinterglemm ski region. As a hiker you get to Lindlingalm on the Hinterglemm side. With a car it is a long way from Kitzbühel to Hinterglemm, but it is just a way above two mountains.

See also image 163, 177, 178 and 181.

Start house Streif & Mausefalle

Start house of the Hahnenkamm downhill race.

Some impressions from the "Mausefalle". Here one can see the extrem steep slope.

Some impressions from the "Mausefalle".

Some impressions from the "Mausefalle".

Some impressions from the "Mausefalle". Here one can see the extrem steep slope.

This shows the way, where it was possible to cross the racing course on the route 21. The piste was of course very hard and icy, but smooth, so I had no problems to get down.

The "Mausefalle", where the racers have a very difficult jump.

The "Mausefalle", where the racers have a very difficult jump.

Here you can see the route 21 parallel to the race course.

Here you can see the route 21 parallel to the race course. I took that way a several times, because I wanted to watch the progress of the worker and to take some pictures of the race course.

This is the panorama, when you jump over the Mausefalle.

Worker prepare the Ganslern slope for the slalom. They use water to make the piste icy and hard.

Horn.

The church in Kitzbühel.

Hahnenkamm valley station.

Look to the Mausefalle and Hochkitzbühel.

Look to the Mausefalle and Hochkitzbühel.

Fleckalm near Klausen / Kirchberg.

Kitzbühel city.

Kitzbühel city.

Near Ehrenbachhöhe.

Look to Brunnalm or Käsealm.

Look to Brunnalm or Käsealm.

Former ski route down to Aschau is now Piste 56

Look to Usterkaralm and Aschau. Piste 56. In the past it was only a ski route and Aschau was a little village with only less than 10 houses, but with a ski bus station and a sunny restaurant. We liked that ski route very much and drove there very often.

Shortly before piste 56 to Aschau.

Some impressions of the piste 56 near Aschau. End of the valley.

Some impressions of the piste 56 near Aschau. End of the valley.

Some impressions of the piste 56 near Aschau. End of the valley.

Aschau.

Aschau.

I took a beer in the Gasthof and ate something, before I got the bus.

In summer 2014 I visited Aschau by bike from st.Johann .. see more here Kitzbühel 08/2014 - tour by bike Oder gleich direkt zum Gasthof Bild 84a und 84b...

After Aschau I took the cable-car Pengelstein lift from Skirast.

Passing Kitzbühel to get to the Horn ski area

City hall of Kitzbühel.

Kitzbühel city.

Horn.

Kitzbühel church.

Kitzbühel church.

A little brook in Kitzbühel.

Hochkitzbühel.

Again the little brook in Kitzbühel.

Look to the Wilder Kaiser from the Horn cable-car lift.

Near Römerweg in Kitzbühel. In the eighties we stayed here very often in an appartement and had a beautiful view on Kitzbühel and the illuminated church buildings. In the background the Bichlalm area.

Near Römerweg in Kitzbühel. In the eighties we stayed here very often in an appartement and had a beautiful view on Kitzbühel and the illuminated church buildings. In the background the Bichlalm area.

Near Römerweg in Kitzbühel. In the eighties we stayed here very often in an appartement and had a beautiful view on Kitzbühel and the illuminated church buildings. In the background the Bichlalm area.

Tor near Jochberg.

Alpenhaus.

Old Horn cable-car lift, which leads to 2000 m.

Near the top of the Horn.

Near the top of the Horn. The sign shows that on the piste is not very much snow!

Panorama from Horn in direction Hahnkamm.

"Rain" valley behind the Horn. I remember that we in the past drove here through the woods from the Hornköpfl lift, but that time wasn `t enough snow for such a tour.

Raintal lift.

Raintal lift.

"Raintal" lift. Here with the Horn. In the past we had a route down from the Horn to the Rain valley. But it was extrem little snow foundation, so that one can see the rocks.

Raintal lift. Here with the Horn. In the past we had a route down from the Horn to the Rain valley. But it was extrem little snow foundation, so that one can see the rocks.

From Raintal top station looking in direction Horn top station.

Raintal top station. It was very late, I guess after 16.00 h and I had to make my descent.

Horn middle station.

The so-called Tor.

And again the Tor.

Hochkitzbühel.

The finish area of the Hahnenkamm downhill race.

And again the Tor.

Once again the church of Kitzbühel.

Gaisberg with the Hohe Salve.

Maier 1.

Wilder Kaiser.

Zweitausender near Pass Thurn

Panorama from the Zweitausender near Pass Thurn with the Großvenediger.

Panorama from the Zweitausender near Pass Thurn.

Panorama from the Zweitausender near Pass Thurn.

Evening mountain panorama near Ehrenbachhöhe.

FIS Racing at the Gaisberg

FIS Racing at the Gaisberg. The racer stayed in my hotel.

FIS Racing at the Gaisberg. The racer stayed in my hotel.

FIS Racing at the Gaisberg. The racer stayed in my hotel.

Last Day

I think it was my last ski day and the weather wasn `t so sunny like the days before. Look from the Gaisberg towards the Horn.

Some more impressions of the Kitzbühler ski region.

Some more impressions of the Kitzbühler ski region.

A Gams near Kitzbühl Hahnenkamm lift. Some days before I had a better possibility to catch a excellent picture of a Gams, but unfortunately my camera didn `t work.

Again Kitzbühel.

Again Kitzbühel.

Again Kitzbühel.

The weather looked bad. Schwarzkogel, Kleiner Rettenstein and Großer Rettenstein.

The weather looked bad. Hieslegg and Pengelstein lift.

Once again I took the piste 56. Last day, last game...

Once again I took the piste 56. Last day, last game...

Valley near Aschau.

In the past it was a route, that brought much more fun. I got a fast beer/radler in Aschau, but for that I missed my bus. I tried to reach the lift in Skirast before closing, so I skated from Aschau to Skirast, that was funny, but I wasn `t quick enough. I got the Pengelstein 1 before closing, but I wasn `t in time for Pengelstein 2 and so I had to take the bus from Skirast to Kirchberg. That was the end of skiing in Kitzbühel January 2010.

Departure from Kitzbühel and Kirchberg by train

From Kirchberg I went back to "Innsbruck" by train. Little more than a hour.

From the train station I had a 15 minutes trip by bus to the airport.

A ski region near Innsbruck, I think its name is Patscherkoffl.

And the plane that took me back to Berlin.

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