Gastein Classics

In classic technique over the high-altitude cross-country ski trail - 10 - 11.12.2022

The prologue in Sportgastein in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park will kick off the 14th season of the Gastein Classics on December 10. The friends of classic cross-country skiing will be offered a special treat at the Gastein Classics with the start at 1600 meters. Both the 35 pro teams and enthusiastic amateur athletes will compete on the high-altitude trail in the south of the Gastein Valley . The playground of 13-time Nordic medalist Bernhard Gruber is a worthy venue for the first race of the series. The competitions with 15 and 35 kilometers in length are the perfect start of the racing season.


Gastein Classics Pro Tour

  • 10. to 11.12.2022
  • High altitude track Sportgastein
  • for professional athletes as well as cross-country skiing enthusiasts
  • incl. attractive supporting program

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Kick-off in Sportgastein

Bad Gastein is not only part of the 11-station, 14-race competition series. With the high-altitude cross-country ski trail in Sportgastein at 1,600 meters above sea level, the playground of 13-time Nordic medal winner Bernhard Gruber, the organizers have found the ideal venue for the kick-off. On December 10 and 11, competitions with distances of 15 and 35 kilometers will be run here as part of the prologue under the title "Gastein Classics". In the profile runs on Saturday and Sunday morning, a total of 35 pro teams with 10 athletes each will be at the start. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts have the opportunity to participate in the two amateur races on Saturday afternoon.

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Tanzfest Gastein - Ballroom dancing

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  • Starting place for the amateur race
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There will be two events exclusively for Ski Classics Pro Team athletes.
Registration amateurs
Registration amateurs
Amateur runners can participate in the race on Saturday afternoon.


Who can take part at Ice4Life?

The minimum age for participation at Ice4Life is 18 years. Be aware that participation is at your own risk and a disclaimer must be signed.

How do I prepare myself?

Without preparation, braving the cold becomes hard work. Make sure you prepare well for the challenge. Ice4life is organizing (free) training days this fall, which can be found here. We recommend training with a buddy. If needed, we can refer you to instructors of the Wim Hof method, so you can train breathing, concentration and the right mindset.

How can I register?

The registration takes place via Website of Ice4Life.
After registration, you will receive from Ice4Life all information about participation.

How much does it cost to attend?

Participation in the event costs €175 per person, which will be used to organize the event, a reflection and information evening and a party evening afterwards. The organization is in the hands of a group of volunteers. For those who decide quickly and book before 17.10.2021, there is an early booking discount of €40.

How and where do I book accommodation for the event?

Here you can make a request or directly book accommodation of your choice. Our sales team will be happy to assist and advise you with your booking.

What should I bring to the event?

In addition to your normal travel and accommodation items, you should bring sportswear and swimwear for the event. It is advisable to bring warm clothes, gloves, hats, mountain boots, etc. and for example a bathrobe and/or a good bath towel.

Are food and drinks included in the participation fee?

No, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are not included. However, there is an additional package that can be booked separately, in which meals are included. Drinks have to be paid for by yourself. For those who only participate in the Challenge, a light meal is included during the reflection evening.

What is already organized and what do I have to organize myself?

Ice4Life focuses on the event, the trainings and the meetings. As a participant you are asked to provide your own equipment (suitable running shoes, cross-country skis, etc.) and accommodation.