X-Alps City Profile: Gaisberg, Austria


X-Alps Athletes

The X-Alps are underway in Europe and the high-flying adventure is in full swing. 33 athletes departed from Salzburg, Austria and are only traveling 5km to the first turnpoint. It may not sound like much for the first stretch of the race, but what it lacks in distance, it makes up for in altitude. The athletes will have to climb about 860 meters in order to make it up to the city of Gaisberg.

This quaint little city has become a popular destination in Austria. Most people come for the outdoor activities the mountain facilitates. Nearly 600,000 people visited the Gaisberg Peak, making it a popular destination around Salzburg. The mountain is also a very popular destination for cross-country skiing in the wintertime and attracts a large amount of skiers.

Hiking Gaisberg

The town of Gaisberg is no stranger to races. The Gaisberg Race was held from 1929-1969 and involved automobiles and motorcycles racing on the mountain. Today, the legendary race has been revived and has been running every year since 2003. The town is used to seeing intense racing action and gladly welcomes the Red Bull X-Alps competition this year. 

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