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  • Der weisse Rausch

    Every year in April over 500 participants from all over the world gather for the mass start. Skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers start at the Vallugagrat with one aim: to reach the finish unhurt as quickly as possible.



  • The 22nd of April 2017 is not a usual day in St. Anton am Arlberg. In the morning excitement is in the wind already and a striking amount of skiers in racing suits show up. Tension and a thrill of anticipation is equally noticeable and increase to the maximum throughout the day. But with cablecars closing the day has just begun.

    The iconic ski race "Der weisse Rausch" (the white rush) is imminent and will push the competitors to the limit another time.


    The meanwhile legendary alpine ski race draws thousands of winter sportspersons from around the world to St. Anton am Arlberg every year that try to win through against more than 500 participants in a mass start at the Valluga ridge. 

    Basically everyone can take part, but some already know by experience: This race stretches everyone to the limits. The brave winter sportspersons have to deal with a 9 km long downhill with 1350 vertical meters to hurdle. One deciding factor is the start position. The real challenge however follows soon afterwards with the "Schmerzensberg" (mountain of pain): Who climbs up the 150 meter long ascent with 37 vertical meters too fast bursts his lungs. To climb slow means to waste time.

    The record time for the whole race was set at eight minutes and 14 seconds in 2011 from Paul Schwarzacher. Eleven to 18 minutes is average. But at the end of the race that often does not play a role any longer: then it is all just about to finish somehow. Incidentally the spectators can spot some fancy clothed participants that arrive at the finish after half an hour. This makes it clear to everyone that fun will not fall by the wayside.

  • At a glance

    Saturday, 22nd April 2017

    05.00 pm start
    07.00 pm award ceremony and afterwards "Der Weiße Rausch Party" at the valley station Rendlbahn


    Valluga - Valfagehrjoch - Ulmerhütte - Moos - St. Anton, 9 km


    Interactive map here.

  • Video 2016

  • The ranking

  • The movie

    Date of release: 1931 (first release)

    Director: Dr. Arnold Fanck

    Lenght: 94 Minuten
    Genre: comedy
    Location: St. Anton am Arlberg






    Hannes Schneider: Hannes

    Leni Riefenstahl: Leni

    Guzzi Lantschner: Tietje

    Walter Riml: Fietje

    Rudi Matt: Rudi Matt
    Lothar Ebersberg: Short Lothar

    Anton Seelos: Toni


    The movie deals with the young girl Leni that wants to take part in a ski race during her winter holidays in St. Anton am Arlberg so the ski instructor Hannes Schneider teaches her skiing. Highlight of the movie is the so called "Fuchsjagd" (fox hunt): The best 40 skiers of the Arlberg hunt Hannes Schneider and his pupil Leni. "Der weisse Rausch" made a great stir through the presentation of the new skiing techniques of Hannes Schneider in combination with very aesthetic shots of the ski sport itself and the terrific landscape.

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  • Weather

    • Wed 28. Jun.

      Variably cloudy with thunderstorms

      3h 3800m 40% / 90%
    • Thu 29. Jun.

      Variably cloudy with heavy rain showers

      1h 3000m 90% / 80%
    • Fri 30. Jun.

      Cloudy with a few raindrops

      4h 3100m 50% / 70%
    • Sat 01. Jul.

      Variably cloudy with chance of rain showers

      3h 2900m 50% / 80%
    • Sun 02. Jul.

      Sunny with a few raindrops

      5h 2800m 50% / 30%


    • 29.06.

    • 30.06.

    • 01.07.

    • 02.07.
  • The route

    Start Top station Vallugabahn I - 2.645m
    Finish Valley station Galzigbahn - 1.304m
    Vertical drop 1.341m
    Average bent 17 %
    Min bent 6,25 %
  • The longest run

    9 km

  • Slope Status

    lifts in operation

    kmopened slopes

    toboggan runs

    Avalanche Warning Level

    • Level 1
    • Level 2
    • Level 3
    • Level 4
    • Level 5
  • Snow Levels

    8 cmsnow at Galzig

  • Mountain Media Center

    In the Mountain Media Center you can borrow the latest equipment for free to capture the perfect powder run or the action in the stanton park.


  • Ski*Arlberg App

    All skiing information directly on your smartphone!

    Download now the free Ski*Arlberg App (AppStore, Google Play) to your smartphone and leave marks in the snow and on your mobile phone!

    Record your ski day and share/compare it with friends and enter the competition to win great weekly gifts.

    No fear for expenses - free WIFI in all our panorama restaurants!

  • Instructions:

    1) Download the app
    2) Activate the GPS
    3) Start the tracker
    4) Ski down the run
    5) Win the weekly price!

  • Ranking

    Who did the most runs? Who tracked as last?


    The complete ranking you find HERE.

  • A ride down

  • contact

    Arlberger Bergbahnen AG
    Kandaharweg 9
    6580 St. Anton am Arlberg

    TEL +43 5446 2352-0
    FAX +43 5446 2352-102

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