Der Planai Zielhang als Bühne für die Ski-Weltelite | © Daniel Scharinger


Breaking news: Double night spectacle on the Planai

The legendary Nightrace and the night giant slalom in Schladming, which has been taking place since 2023, are among the outstanding events in alpine skiing. Every year, thousands of fans come to the Schladming-Dachstein holiday region to experience these spectacular competitions live at the base of the Planai. Both events take place under floodlights, which creates a unique setting and gives the competitions a special atmosphere.

Every year at the end of January, Schladming becomes the venue for what is probably the most spectacular ski race in the Alpine Ski World Cup winter. Here, the world's best athletes turn night into day together with thousands of ski fans - an event not to be missed!

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The winners of the Night Giant Slalom 2024

1st: Marco Odermatt (SUI)

2nd: Manuel Feller (AUT)

3rd: Zan Kranjec (SLO)

You can find all the results of the Night Giant Slalom 2024 here >>

Die Sieger des Nightrace 2024

1. Platz - Linus Straßer (GER)

2. Platz - Timon Haugan (NOR)

3. Platz - Clement Noel (FRA)

You can find all the results of the Nightrace 2024 here >>

The Nightrace - How it all began...

The beginnings of the legendary Nightrace Schladming go back over 20 years. In January 1995, Schladming became a fixed date in the World Cup calendar. Just two years later, on 30 January 1997, the starting signal was given for a new era in Schladming. The first World Cup night slalom was held on the finish slope of the Planai in front of around 27,000 skiing fans.

But this was just the beginning. From then on, year after year, more and more fans made the pilgrimage to Schladming to be part of this unique event. By 1999 at the latest, when Benni Raich became the first Austrian to win the race in the trembling Planai stadium, the Nightrace had developed into a top-class skiing spectacle.

In addition to the number of visitors, the names that have entered the history books of the Schladming Nightrace have also grown. The Austrian skiing legend Benni Raich was at the forefront, securing a total of four victories, two second places and one third place.