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.

Ramona Siebenhofer is ranked second in this season's World Cup Downhill standings, 136 points behind Sofia Goggia who will not participate this weekend.

Siebenhofer finished on the podium in the last two Downhill events held in the World Cup: third in Zauchensee and second in Cortina d'Ampezzo. She also finished fourth in this season's races in Lake Louise (3 December) and Val d'Isère.

The only Austrian women to win the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Downhill in the World Cup are Annemarie Moser-Pröll (1977) and Stephanie Venier (2019).

Corinne Suter finished in the top eight in 14 of her last 15 World Cup Downhill participations, including seven podiums.

Since the start of the 2018-2019 season, Suter collected a joint-record 11 Downhill podiums in the women's World Cup, alongside Sofia Goggia (11).

Kira Weidle finished second in the World Cup Downhill event in Zauchensee to record her best finish in a World Cup event (any discipline). It was her fourth podium in the World Cup, all in the Downhill. Weidle was the silver medalist in Cortina.

The two German women to have won the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Downhill in the World Cup ar