The Austrian national team has stayed in our hotel since 1974. From Toni Sailer, Karl Schranz, Franz Klammer and Hermann Maier to the current stars of the ÖSV. It was a pleasure to celebrate numerous victories of the ski champions. Franz Klammer, Michael Walchhofer and Christian Ghedina were the most successful with 4 victories on the Saslong. The breathtaking “gobbe di cammello” (camel humps) are a highlight of this race.
In December 1980 a young Austrian caused a great sensation in Val Gardena. The twenty-five year old Uli Spiess became the first downhill skier to jump over the infamous Camel Humps on the Saslong. A mighty 60-70 meter leap ten meters above the ground at about 100 km/h catapulted the Tyrolean directly into world cup history.