Ski & Golf Competition

Skiing, golfing and stars to touch


The original idea of the Ski & Golf Competition was to celebrate the transition between winter and summer sports with one event. Now we celebrate the 50th anniversery. The Gastein Valley offers such perfect conditions for this, which are virtually unique in the province of Salzburg. On the mountains, at almost 2,700 meters, there is still plenty of snow, while in the valley a perfectly manicured green is already guaranteed.


Numerous participants come from Austria and abroad every year to compete for the coveted champion's title and the Gastein silver mug at the International Ski & Golf Competition. The venue of the Golf Challenge is the Golfclub Gastein, one of the oldest and most traditional golf clubs in Austria.

50th Ski & Golf Competition - April 14-16, 2023

The International Ski & Golf Competition was held for the first time in 1969. From the beginning, former sports stars were invited to compete together with the participating amateur athletes. Right at the first tournament, the seven-time world champion and three-time Olympic champion Toni Sailer won the competition.


Over the years, a whole range of former top stars of winter sports came to Gastein, such as Hermann Maier, Hans Knauß, Pirmin Zurbriggen, Hansi Hinterseer, Lasse Kjus, Stefan Eberharter, Stefan Kraft or local hero Bernhard Gruber and Hannes Grugger.

These program items await you this year

  • a sporting challenge with many celebrities
  • a great Mini Cooper provided by the insurance company GARANTA for your hole-in-one at the first hole
  • a ski test with the latest models of the next winter season from Atomic
  • a cocktail reception and gala dinner at the Bad Hofgastein Congress Center

Hole-in-one prize: Mini Cooper

Things will also heat up at the Golf Competition on Sunday, when the "Hole-in-One" prize will be contested. Here are the rules: The participant who hits the hole directly on the first tee shot on the 18-hole course wins a Mini Cooper powered by GARANTA Versicherung. If two or more participants manage to hole in on the first tee, there will be a play-off.

These are the disciplines of the Ski & Golf Competition

Giant slalom at almost 2,700 meters above sea level

Check your bindings once more, then you're off - down the perfectly groomed slope.

Watch out for the slalom flags - a perfect turn will bring you closer to your goal.

Playing golf on perfectly trimmed fairways

You can hit the tee shot with your left hand and have mastered an accurate golf swing? Very good! But only in combination with a successful giant slalom run do you have a good chance of winning the title.

Sponsors and partners

Are you planning your vacation in the Gastein Valley in spring, perhaps around the Easter vacations? Then don't miss out on this unique event! The accommodations in Gastein are diverse and hold something for every taste - from the chic hotel to the cozy vacation apartment.