Garmisch-Partenkirchen 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

Downhill. Saturday, January 29th. 11:30 (CET)

Super-G. Sunday, January 30th. 11:30 (CET)

The Kandahar run in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the most demanding races in the Alpine Ski World Cup.

Kandahar racecourse Profile (Women)

  • Start Elevation: 1478m

  • Finish Elevation: 741 m

  • Vertical Drop: 737m

  • Distance: 2936m

Last season Lara Gut-Behrami won the two Super-G races held in Garmisch. It's also her fourth win in the German town of Bayern (she won also in 2016 and 2017).

The weekend in Garmisch is marked by absences, due to technical decisions or injuries, some of the big names in the World Cup will not participate, such as Sofia Goggia, Lara Gut-Behrami, Ester Ledecka, Mikaela Shiffrin, Petra Vlhova or Breezy Johnson.