Garmisch-Partenkirchen Men's Races Preview

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the former twin cities "under the Zugspitze", is one of the most famous ski resorts of the whole alpine region. The Bavarian town hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 1936, the Arlberg Kandahar races since 1954, FIS Ski World Cups since 1970, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1978 and 2011, and the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in 2009. For that reason, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is been considered the cradle of ski racing in Germany.



Garmisch-Partenkirchen Program


Super-G. Friday, February 5th. 11:30 (CET)

Downhill. Saturday, February 6th. 11:30 (CET)


The Kandahar run in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the most demanding races in the Alpine Ski World Cup. The Men’s downhill course has been modified to be a bit shorter but more challenging, including four jumps. The new middle section uses the mountain’s naturally steep and curving terrain and leads into the final third of the course which will certainly challenge the racers, especially in the “Free Fall" the steepest section of the racecourse.


Kandahar racecourse Profile (Men)

  • Start Elevation: 1490 m

  • Finish Elevation: 770 m

  • Vertical Drop: 720 m

  • Distance: 2920 m



Beat Feuz won the last two Downhill World Cup races, in Kitzbühel on 22 and 24 January. The last man to win three successive Downhill World Cup races was Dominik Paris in Kitzbühel, Kvitfjell, and Soldeu from January to March 2019.