The Rope Race is to Hochfügen what winter sports are to Zillertal. It is simply impossible to imagine these places without them. For more than 50 years now, the race has involved teams of three skiers tying themselves together with a rope and racing down a track. 2019, however, the legendary race experienced a make-over. The race moved to the Lamark slope, which also allowed the spectators to witness the event live. In addition, skicross elements made for even more suspense and made possible spectacular and entertaining stunts.
This updated version of the Rope Race proved a great success and we are naturally delighted! Again we had stunning weather for the race, with Michaela Dorfmeister triumphing in the legendary competition ahead of Martina Ert-Renz and Stephan Eberharter.
The legendary Rope Race will be held once more in 2020 and we would be happy to welcome you all back! The 57th Rope Race will take place on the last weekend of March, from 28 to 29 March 2020. In addition to the Rope Race, you can expect a varied event schedule with something for all ages. There will be even more highlights than this year. So make sure you make a note of the date in your calendar!
Take a look at past leaderboards of the Hochfügener Rope Race and you’ll find there prominent names and greats from the World Cup circuit. Nicola and Uli Spieß, Leonhard Stock, Rosi Mittermaier and Christian Neureuther, Olga Pall, Markus Wasmaier, Martina Ertl-Renz, Michaela Gerg, Katrin Gutensohn and Stephan Eberharter are all there. And the legends came back again 2019, Including ski celebrities Hansjörg Tauscher, Regina Häusl-Leins, Michaela Dorfmeister, Günther Mader, Stephan Eberharter, Marc Berthod, Tobias Barnerssoi and many others. The Rope Race is not only a traditional event that needs to be experienced, but also the chance to get an autograph or two.