After the ascent with the Hahnenkamm cable car, signs will guide you to the start house, the actual start of the Streif hike. Once the starting gun has been released, the adventurous hike continues to the world-famous Mausefalle (mouse trap). With a gradient of 85%, it is the steepest part of the descent! Those who have not yet had enough of dizzying heights descend to the next station on the steep slope. This passage represents the iciest part in Winter. This is followed by the flat, long gliding section - the “Gschöss”. The racers travel here at speeds of approx. 90 km/h.
The “alte Schneise” (old track) can no longer be missed. As the most unsettled part of the course, it presents the athletes with the challenge of rapid changes in terrain and light. From here it is about 526 metres in altitude to the finish and it is not far to the Seidlalm (refreshment stop). This is where the World Cup idea was born in 1966. If you want to rest a little longer, you can continue to the Seidlalm lake, an artificial mountain lake for the purpose of snowmaking facilities.
At the end of the Streif hike, there is still the Lärchenschuss, the Hausberg and the Zielschuss to tackle. The Hausberg is described by many experts as the most breathtaking section with the highest demands on man and material. In the finishing stretch, the racers reach speeds of up to 140 km/h.
We recommend good shoes and possibly hiking poles for the hike. Of course, you can also start the hike from the valley, ie. start at the finish and finish at the start.
- access_time2:30 hDuration
- arrow_right_alt7,7 kmDistance
- terrain1658 mHighest point
- trending_up100 mUphill
- trending_down1000 mDownhill
- check medium difficulty / red mountain path
- Forstweg und Steig
- Bergwanderschuhe, evtl. Wandestöcke
- mit Bus oder Bahn nach Kitzbühel - Station am Hahnenkamm