With an elevation loss of 110 meters and a gradient of 80%, the Kitzbühel Descent Race is the steepest and toughest descent in the world, leading down the world’s most iconic downhill ski slope.
A myriad of ski slopes meander down the mountain in winter, the most famous of which is the notorious 3,312-meter long "Streif" on Kitzbüehel’s Hahnenkamm Mountain. Translated as "stripe" or "streak", it’s a wicked, twisting, insane snake of a run, one filled with blind drops, daredevil jumps, and unforgiving grade steeps. It’s the ultimate in downhill courses, and the World Cup race it hosts every January is often run in ludicrously treacherous conditions—and it is often referred to as "the Super Bowl of Skiing."
Are you ready to experience the ultimate downhill running thrill? Runners will set off through the gates of the iconic start-house at the top of the Hahnenkamm. From there it isn’t a straightforward drop to the finish. Gates will be set down the course and skill will be required to weave in and out of the gates, while at the same time mastering the insanely steep slope—just as in winter, only without skis and snow.
The run down the world’s most iconic downhill ski slope, the Streif, debuted in 2018 and is now in its fifth year. To descend quickly requires strength, skill, bravery and a whole lot more. Are you ready to take on the world’s toughest descent, the inov-8 Descent Race in October 2022?