Bad Gastein once again opens the cross-country skiing season with the Raiffeisen Gastein Classics. The prologue race of the international cross-country skiing competitions Ski Classics will once again take place in the Gastein cross-country skiing paradise Sportgastein. The race series includes runs like the Marcialonga or the Wasalauf.
Look forward to stars like Petter Northug, Dario Cologna and Thomas Bing in Gastein. In addition to the professionals, there are also two competitions for Amateurs over 15 and 30 kilometers.
NEW in 2023 is the team classification. A team consists of four participants, the three fastest of the team are scored.
Register and be there!
Since the beginning of August, we have been accompanying five athletes on their way to the start of the Raiffeisen Gastein Classics.
Sports medical tests in the Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein, location check in Sportgastein, roller ski training and much more were already on the program of the kickoff days. In this way, the athletes got to know Gastein in all its diversity.
The handover of the cross-country skiing equipment, which comes from the collection of the sponsor Atomic , took place directly in the competence center of the manufacturer in Altenmarkt.
Learn more in our blog.
*All subject to change without notice!
Friday to Sunday at the race site in Sportgastein
15 km or 30 km classic
Online registration is possible until Thursday, 7.12.2023, 23.59 hrs.
Free admission to the Felsentherme on Friday, 8.12.2023 from 4.00 p.m.
Pasta Party at the Silberkrug on 8.12.2023
The total prize money for the Raiffeisen Gastein Classics Challenger race is € 2000,00.
A team consists of 4 participants. Women and men are possible team members. The three fastest members of the team will be scored. The winner is the team with the fastest overall time.
For participation in the races over the 30 km distance Classic the minimum age is 16 years.
If you travel to Sportgastein by car, you have to pay a toll for the Gasteiner Alpenstraße.
We recommend a journey to Sportgastein by public transport.
Return from Sportgastein Goldberg cable car
9.00, 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.00 (only SA/only Sat), 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30
Friday, 8.12. from 16.00 to 18.00 o'clock in the Felsentherme
Saturday, 9.12. from 8.00 to 12.00 at the race office in Sportgastein
Start numbers will be issued upon presentation of the deposit slip. Please note that the start number can only be picked up in person!
An official photo ID must be shown when collecting the start number!
The clothes drop-off is possible 1h before the start in the designated area with a clothes bag marked with the respective start number. The dropped off clothes can be picked up at the clothes collection area in the finish area until 30 minutes after the finish.
The start area is open 1h before the start for ski deposit.
The timekeeping is done by Ovento Timing by means of transponder timekeeping.
In case of non-return or loss of the transponder, the respective participant is obliged to reimburse the organizer for the related costs, which are prescribed by the timekeeper to the organizer, after requests within 14 days.
Final runners and the rescue service are explicitly allowed to take participants out of the race who are in weak condition or show other signs of insufficient condition.
Teams of the Red Cross Gastein and Mountain Rescue Bad Gastein.
Participation is at your own risk. The organizer assumes no liability for property damage or personal injury. In particular, the organizer is not liable for negligent or grossly negligent behavior.
All participants are obliged to sign the disclaimer for the Gastein Classics and to present it at the start number collection:
To the disclaimer
The participant agrees to the computer processing and transfer of his/her data to the organizer.
The personal data provided by the participants during registration will be stored and processed for the purposes of the implementation and execution of the event.
The photos, film recordings and interviews of the participants taken in connection with participation in the event may be distributed and published by the organizer on radio, television, social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), print media, books, photomechanical reproductions (films, video cassette, etc.) without any claim to remuneration.
Complaints must be submitted to the jury within half an hour after the respective race closing time, together with a fee of € 50,-. If the complaint is accepted, the fee will be refunded.
Should the participant not start at the Gastein Classics for any reason, no refund of the entry fee will be made.
If the event cannot be held or only partially held due to force majeure, sovereign orders or other reasons beyond the control of the organizer, there is no right to a refund of the entry fee.
The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the route, the organizational procedure and other program points until further notice.
In case of changes there is no right to a refund of the entry fee.
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When traveling to Sportgastein by car, a toll fee of € 5.50 with the Gastein Card and € 6.00 without is payable for the Gastein Alpine Road.
We recommend traveling to Sportgastein by public transport.
Return journey from Sportgastein Goldbergbahn
9.00, 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30
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