2 km and 5500 metres of descent between Lech, Zürs, via Zug and Oberlech, and around the Omeshorn mountain are used in order to find out who is fastest on the circuit and the participants go out in groups of 20 every 100 seconds. The lower the starting number, the earlier the skiers start. The advantage of a low starting number is that the slope has few existing tracks and faster contestants have their slower opponents behind them and don’t have to overtake them. In addition, the valley stations are still empty after the individual race sections, so that the race time is not extended by additional waiting time. With a total of five cable cars and lifts along the circuit, a low starting number can save key time.
100 Favorites – Skiers in the first five groups snatch the most popular starting numbers in advance at the Speed Race, which takes place in 2020 for the third time on the now proven track. This is a spectacle for participants and spectators alike because there is no room for chance and luck. The only thing that counts here is the speed the skier takes into the finishing line. The most important factors for a top speed are the ski surface and the technique of the downhill tuck. Spectators, who have gotten the desire to improve their own technique while watching, will find experienced and renowned partners in the ski schools, who pass on professional tips and insider knowledge practically that could make all the difference.