Tag Archives: The Streif

Still a revolutionary concept after 50 years

The young boy was focused on his homework, under the watchful eye of his grandmother. It wasn’t easy as it was mid-January. Hahnenkamm week in Kitzbühel and the best ski racers in the world were in town. The Austrian lion, … Continue reading

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Champions School On The Streif

Dr. Michael Huber President, Kitzbuhel Ski Club A-6370 Kitzbuhel, Austria Dear Michael: I knew this day would come. The Streif is an old friend. A venue we always looked forward to. A track that was honest, tough, brutally fair and … Continue reading

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Downhill … where are we going?

Downhill has always been at the cutting edge of alpine ski racing. Bold, brassy and bullish – always pushing the limits of excitement. From the spectacular recoveries of Toni Sailer on the Tofana in the 1956 Cortina Olympics to Franz … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Hahnenkamm: Memories of Kitzbühel

It started as an afternoon hike. Our planned day of training on the Hintertux glacier had been rained out. Nine o’clock that September morning the rain was teeming down. There was no point in attempting skiing. So what to do? … Continue reading

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