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Gastein Classics Joins The Ski Classics Challengers Calendar

Gastein Classics becomes part of the Ski Classics Challengers circuit with a 30-kilometer-long classic race in Bad Gastein, Austria.

Photo: Ronny Katsch

The Ski Classics Season XIV kicks off in Austria on December 10 and 11, 2022, with the Bad Gastein Pro Team Tempo on Saturday and the Bad Gastein Criterium on Sunday. 

Now, a new Ski Classics Challengers event for professional and recreational skiers joins the circuit with a race on Saturday afternoon, the Gastein Classics. 

Surrounded by the Hohe Tauern National Park, participants can expect an event in beautiful nature and a 30-kilometer-long race in classic technique. Contrasts and extremes characterize Bad Gastein: tradition meets modernity, untouched nature and natural healing resources meet urban dynamics, art, and culture. 

In addition, the spatial location is unique: a waterfall in the middle of the village center, reminiscent of earlier times with magnificent buildings in the Belle Époque style, has made Bad Gastein the “Monte Carlo of the Alps.”

But the southernmost town in the Gastein Valley has much more to offer. With peaks that exceed 3000 meters and its connection to the Hohe Tauern National Park, it is a paradise for nature and sports lovers.

Sportgastein, situated at 1600 meters above sea level, is particularly popular and unique in winter, with snow guaranteed from mid-November to the end of April due to its location.

Long-distance and traditional cross-country skiers will enjoy a network of perfectly prepared tracks – both for classic and skating – and can appreciate the winter landscape surrounded by the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Cross-country skiing in Sportgastein. Photo: Jonathan Forsthuber

Lisa Loferer, CEO of the Kur- und Tourismusverband Bad Gastein and organizer of the Gastein Classics:

“We are very pleased to be part of the Ski Classics series from the coming season and to be able to host the prologue here. For us, this is an ideal opportunity to present our unique cross-country skiing to the international cross-country skiing scene. In addition to the Pro Teams, we also cordially invite professional and recreational skiers to participate in the Challengers event “Gastein Classics” and enjoy the high valley of Sportgastein.”

Gastein Classics will take place for the first time on December 10, 2022. On Saturday, it’s time for the Ski Classics Challengers event, the 30-kilometer-long classic mass start race. On the same day, a shorter 15-kilometer race is also on the program. The organizing committee warmly welcomes all participants.

More information about the event and a link for registrations can be found HERE


As Gastein Classics is a Ski Classics Challengers event, Pro Team registered athletes could collect points for the Ski Classics Champion and Youth competitions in their respective gender. 

A list of Ski Classics Challengers events with confirmed dates for season 2022/2023 can be found at Ski Classics. The list is updated continuously with new events.

Everyone participating in Ski Classics, Pro Tour or Challengers events, professional and recreational skiers, can connect their profile to the results database of Ski Classics, called MyPages.

MyPages can be connected when subscribing to Ski Classics online community proxcskiing.com. In the profile, you can view your Ski Classics event results, collect pins, print diplomas, and analyze your results with friends in the SC ranking system. In your profile, you collect points according to your performances and are rewarded with pins and diplomas.

One of the central features of MyPages is that you get your global SC ranking. The SC Ranking is a live updated international ranking, unique in combining women and men, professional and recreational skiers in one single list.

As a member of ProXCskiing.com, you get full access to all content on the site, including logging in to SC MyPages, where you can check your SC Ranking. Also, live streaming of Ski Classics events with English commentary.

When you become part of one of the world’s leading XC ski communities, you will receive many exclusive offers all year round.

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