OLYMPIA REGION SEEFELD
- Seefeld has 3,500 inhabitants and 15,000 beds
- Year-round holiday destination with a wide spectrum of sports, recreational facilities and family-friendly activities at 1,200 metres
- One of the Tirol’s oldest pedestrian areas: a casino, numerous shops and boutiques and a vast range of gastronomic options
- Multifaceted programme of events in the areas of sport and entertainment
- “Best of the Alps” – traditional tourist resort with an international clientele and highest-quality services
MONACO OF THE ALPS
Thanks to its sheltered location, Seefeld is one of Tirol’s most snow-sure locations. Seefeld was already a popular holiday resort before 1900 and has been one of the most popular winter sports resorts in Austria since the 1930s. The small town was also known as the “Monaco of the Alps” during the 1960s and1970s. Hardly any other region in Austria has such a high density of four and five-star hotels as Seefeld. After a dramatic slump in the number of overnight stays in the 1990s, an increased focus was placed on using the natural landscape for tourism. Today Seefeld successfully presents itself as an adventure playground with sophisticated charm.
Seefeld was the first place in the Alpine region that made cross-country skiing popular under the name of “ski hiking.” Today it is THE Nordic Hotspot in Tirol. In 1964 and 1976, it was the sporting venue for the Nordic competitions at the Olympic Games. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships took place here in 1985 – it was the last time that the competition was held without the skating technique. Two Masters World Cups took place in Seefeld. In 2003 this event was organized in Seefeld by the Ski Club Monte Kaolino.
PARADISE ON EARTH FOR CROSS-COUNTRY SKIERS
A new ski jumping facility was built in 2010, as well as a new roller skiing track for summer training. The biathlon facility has been brought up to the latest state of the art standards to ensure perfect competition conditions. Further top events include the Euroloppet Ganghofer Run Leutasch and the Kaiser-Maximilian-Lauf. Away from the hub of the event circuit, 245 perfectly prepared kilometres of cross-country tracks, cross-country skiing instructors and specialised sports shops await hobby athletes. Should natural snowfall not be sufficient, 30 snow cannons in Seefeld and 6 in Leutasch ensure that 15 kilometres of cross-country ski runs benefit from snow-sure conditions.
During the last 3 years sustainable value was added to the region. Since December 2018, there has been a direct and all year round “ICE” intercity rail connection from Germany to Seefeld on weekends. In addition to cross-country sledging, a dog-sledge run, floodlit tracks in the evening, winter hiking trails, ski slopes, toboggan runs, ice skating rinks and a biathlon facility. From traditional Tirolean fare to haute cuisine, there is a wide range of gastronomic delights to choose from. You can indulge in the essential pleasures of rest and relaxation two wellness centres and a visit to Casino Seefeld will make your stay enjoyable.
THE SPECIAL SERVICE FOR OUR CROSS-COUNTRY SKIERS
The cross-country skiing service team is aware of its important task. Every single employee has therefore been intensively prepared for the tasks ahead. In addition to the necessary first aid training in order to be able to act as first aiders on site in case of emergencies, training was also provided in the psychological field or in leadership. The mixture of male and female, young and a little older, not only has a very positive effect within the team, but is also a big plus for the services on the cross-country skiing trail. The employees can be recognised by their green and grey work clothes. The team has set itself the goal of offering all guests and locals a full service directly on the cross-country ski run. At least four employees are therefore present on site throughout the opening hours. Ongoing changes of position ensure that as many cross-country skiers as possible have a contact person at their disposal.