Seefeld is ready to host the 41st Masters World Cup between March 18 and 24, 2003
13 February 2023 Since the last Masters World Cup in Europe, planned for 2020 in Cogne, had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, The World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association is extremely pleased to have with the organizers, the Skiclub Monte Kaolino Hirschau, not only an exceptionally experienced and capable organizer, but as site of the Masters World Cup the beautiful place of Seefeld/Austria. The Tyrolean cross-country skiing mecca offers a variety of tracks that makes every cross-country heart's beat faster.
The Bavarian Ski Club Monte Kaolino Hirschau has already successfully organized the Masters World Cup in Seefeld in 2003 under the leadership of Thomas Heckmann as OC President with 1070 participants. But already in 1987 no less than 1480 cross-country skiers met for the first MWC in Seefeld. This number represents an absolute record number of participants in Masters history. Seefeld is the only place in the world since the existence of the Masters movement in which a Masters World Cup has been held three times.
The former world-class cross-country skier Tobias Angerer took over patronage for the 41st Masters World Cup. The likeable Bavarian was able to win many victories and collect medals. He was twice winner in the overall World Cup, won 4 medals at the Olympics and 7 at the World Championships and the victory at the 1st Tour de Ski.
The tracks and the stadium at the foot of the Toni Seelos Juminghill are already in perfect condition and also in regard to the extensive preparation work and organizational measures one is fully on schedule.
The one-week Masters week will kick off with the opening ceremony on 18 February. The short and middle distance competitions will take place on 19 and 20 March, both in the morning and afternoon. On 22 March, the relay competitions are on the programme and the conclusion will be the two long distance competitions on 23 and 24 March. On 24 March, all athletes will meet for the closing ceremony with banquet and musical entertainment.
At the End of January, the first major briefing of all helpers in the various areas of responsibility took place. On the occasion of this information event, all helpers, who come almost exclusively from Hirschau, were equipped with uniform clothing.
At the present time, competitors from 22 nations have registered, including 4 Japanese as a novelty.
The registration deadline for the races, which are held in both classic and free technique in 13 age groups (from 30 years in five-year categories), is 26 February.
Registration must be made online at www.datasport.com.
Accommodation can still be booked both in Seefeld and in the immediate vicinity.
The Masters are looking forward being back in Seefeld!