17/03/2019

Skiing like in the old times

Nostalgia Ski Race in Wagrain

On March 17, 2019, the Nostalgia Ski Race will turn back the time in Wagrain for the 21th time, bringing an air of long-ago skiing to Snow Space Salzburg.

Lifts and cable cars? Padded ski boots? Groomed slopes?

Nope – not at the Nostalgia Ski Race in Wagrain! This special race turns back the time, sending the participants from Austria, Germany, Slovenia and the Czech Republic up the mountain on foot before they get to battle it out during this very special parallel run.

What makes the race even trickier is that participants don’t get to ride on modern skis but on original, old-school wood skis with strap binding and no edges.

Ski race meets fashion show

Even before the race, the athletes face their first challenge: a fashion show of traditional ski costumes. Participants have to present the equipment and clothing from old skiing times in front of a jury made up of experts from the Landesskimuseum Werfenweng and the Kulturverein “Blaues Fenster Wagrain”.

For the athletes, this unique combination of ski racing and fashion show poses a very special challenge, as the judges not only rate the participants’ race times but also their skiing style and appearance at the fashion show. 

The 2018 Nostalgia Ski Race in a nutshell

  • What? Fashion show with traditional costumes and Nostalgia Ski Race
  • Where? at the Franzl Alm - middle station of the “Rote 8er” cable car
  • When? on March 17, 2019, from 10:00

Event programme

  • from 10:00: Fashion show of traditional ski costumes
  • from 11:00: Nostalgia Ski Race in men’s and women’s categories
  • from 13:00: live music

Ticket information: Entry to the Nostalgia Ski Race in Wagrain is included in day ski passes for March 17, 2019.

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