Ramsau am Dachstein is located on an elevated plateau between the Dachstein range and the Enns valley in the state of Styria, Austria. The town with its 2.700 inhabitants is famous for its excellent winter sports facilities, a fact that the FIS recognized with awarding the 1999 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships to the region. In the course of the 20th century, several ski jumps were erected in Ramsau. In addition to that, Ramsau also hosts the base station of a cable car which goes up to the Dachstein glacier, which offers a year-round resort for Alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.
Ramsau am Dachstein is a traditional Nordic Combined venue, the HS 98 hill, which was constructed in 1995, is currently not used for World Cups of the ski jumpers. Since 1995/96, Ramsau has been an annual fixed point on the Nordic Combined calendar. The cross-country track leads through stadium, which is located only several hundred metres next to the hill, thrice in the course of a race.
Past winners & podiums
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It was Eric Frenzel’s turn to climb onto the top spot on the podium of Ramsau’s second Individual Gundersen event of the weekend. After a riveting race, Frenzel finally finished 10.2 seconds earlier than Jarl Riiber from Norway. The third podium position went to Manuel Faißt from Germany who finished his race 10.3 seconds after Frenzel and narrowly lost out to Riiber in a finish line sprint.
The first winner of the Ramsau weekend is Magnus Moan from Norway. He ended his race in a finish sprint, just miliseconds ahead of second-placed teammate Magnus Krog. The podium was completed by jumping winner Jarl Riiber who took his first podium result in a 10 kilometre condition in the World Cup in a finish line sprint against Tino Edelmann from Germany, making today a triple win for the Norwegian team.
Veteran Håvard Klemetsen has done it again: the 36-year-old was the best man on the hill in Ramsau am Dachstein and won the PCR with a point total of 127.3 points for his 95.5 metre jump. Runner-up was young Austrian Fabian Steindl who landed at 97 metres with a little more favourable conditions which gave him 126.5 points which would translate into a 3 second-advantage on the track.
The last World Cup for the year 2015 is upon us and today, the Austrian Ski Federation announced their local heroes for the weekend.
When the Nordic Combined elite convenes for one last time in 2015 for the traditional pre-Christmas World Cup in Ramsau am Dachstein, everybody will be dealt a new hand of cards. Moving from the Scandinavian large hills in Ruka and Lillehammer to the comparatively small HS 98 normal hills in the Austrian venue usually brings the stronger skiers to the fore.
As of now, it looks like the third competition weekend of the season can be held. Snow controller Robert Krautgartner gave green light after an inspection of the facilities today.