6 years ago, this race was first held by Armin Assinger, a famous alpine skier in the past, a multiple winner of the World Cup in downhill and super-G, and now popular by Austrian TV presenter Armin Assinger. Since then, the race has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest alpine skiing race in the world.
About a thousand amateur skiers will overcome 26.5 kilometers of slopes with an altitude difference of 6000 meters in one approach. Competitors may only rest on short lifts connecting the sections of the race. Before the finish line, the athletes will have the longest non-stop descent - the grueling 7.6 km of the Camia-Abfahrt section. The very fact of passing the track will be a great achievement, but the most ambitious athletes will be able to compete with the very founder of the race - Armin Assinger.
Well, if you don't want to compete, you can just cheer for the participants and live the festive life of a sunny town. The Nassfeld resort in the center of the Austrian region of Carinthia is located in the southernmost part of Austria on the border with Italy and Slovenia. And it differs from many alpine resorts for its special lifestyle, a unique mixture of southern flavor (the proximity of Italy says), alpine beauty, ease, tranquility and joy - in winter and summer.
Nassfeld is home to the longest gondola lift in Europe, the Millennium Express, and the longest illuminated ski run. The resort has an open-air cinema, a large ice rink on Lake Pressegger, indoor courts, playgrounds, health centers, discos and a snow park. The season in Nassfeld runs from November to April.
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