Ski & Golf Competition 2019: a very special event

Ski and golf, do they really go together? Absolutely! In Gastein, not only is this mix possible, it's also one of the highlights of the year. From 12 to 14 April 2019, fans of both sports will go head to head. A spectacular event in Bad Gastein, with celebrities also taking part.

 

April is the month in which ski season gradually draws to a close. We are already counting down the last days of sun-skiing, while the time of year for spring and summer sports is right at our doorstep – be that hiking, mountain biking or even golf. This is also when we host our annual Ski & Golf Competition in Bad Gastein – an extravagant event that marks the end of winter and kicks off the start of golfing season.

 

Are you planning a springtime vacation in Gastein, perhaps around the Easter holidays? In that case, you should definitely not miss out on this unique event! Take a look at the accommodations available in Gastein – from chic hotels to comfy holiday apartments, there's something here for all tastes. We look forward to seeing you here in Gastein very soon - where you can experience pure skiing enjoyment and the joys of springtime golf all on the same day! 

Ski & Golf Competition: the two sporting disciplines

Giant slalom at around 2700 meters above sea level

Check you bindings one last time, then away you go – down the perfectly groomed piste. Be sure to pay close attention to the slalom flags – a perfect rhythm will get you across the finish line even faster.

Golfing on perfectly manicured fairways

No problem hitting the perfect drive and your golf swing is close to perfection? That's great to hear! But only in combination with a successful run on the giant slalom course will you have a chance at the title.

It's the mixture involved in this springtime event in Gastein that makes it such a unique challenge. But despite your competitive instincts, there's one thing you should never forget: Having good fun is what it's all about! That's one reason why all handicaps are welcome to participate – whether you have whittled yours down to single digits, or you're a complete rookie! To register, please click here.

Hole-in-One Prize: Mini Cooper Countryman

There will be a lot of eager faces as the event continues on Sunday with the golf competition, with golfers vying intensely to take home the hole-in-one prize. These are the rules. If you hit an ace off the 1st tee of the 18-hole course, you are in line to win a Mini Cooper Countryman powered by Nürnberger Versicherung (list price: 28,000 euros). If more than one golfer manages this amazing feat, there will be a tie-break.

Celebs, skiers and golfers compete for the title

For 47 years now, participants from home and abroad have been battling it out in the International Ski & Golf Competition for the coveted championship title and the silver trophy. The Golf Challenge is hosted at Gastein Golf Club, one of the oldest and most tradition-rich golf clubs in Austria.

 

In addition to passionate golfers and avid skiers, this popular event also draws celebrities from the worlds of sport, business, politics and entertainment, all of whom would never pass up on the opportunity to attend. No wonder: A competition involving a classic snow sport together with a sport you associate with the green, green grass of summertime, is something truly special here in Austria.

The Gastein Advantage: winter on the mountain, spring in the valley

Gastein Valley offers perfect conditions so you can enjoy the best of both worlds, conditions that are practically unique in all of Salzburger Land: In the mountains at almost 2700 meters above sea level, there's still a lot of snow, allowing up to 120 competitors to slice their way gracefully down the giant-slalom course.

 

And then, back in the valley, the perfect golf challenge awaits: In Bad Gastein, springtime has well and truly made its triumphal arrival by now. And thanks to the unique geographic location of Gastein Valley, the Gastein golf course is one of the first in all of Salzburger Land to become playable again in spring. For you as a golfer, that means: long drives down beautifully trimmed fairways, perfectly manicured greens, and an exciting golf match-up.