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 is a traditional Nordic Combined venue, the HS98 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.
Ramsau am Dachstein's Individual Gundersen competition went to Eric Frenzel! The German claimed his third win this season 5,3 seconds ahead of second-placed Haavard Klemetsen from Norway. The podium was completed by Mr. Ramsau: fellow Norwegian Mikko Kokslien.
The first Team Sprint of the season is history and Team Norway I took the victory. Mikko Kokslien and Jørgen Graabak finished the race 8,2 seconds ahead of Team Norway II (Klemetsen/Krog). Rank three went to the team from Italy consisting of Samuel Costa and Alessandro Pittin who finished 8,8 seconds after the winners.
Norwegian jumping sensation has returned to the top of the ski jumping results list! The 34-year-old won today's PCR in Ramsau am Dachstein ahead of fellow veteran and jumping specialist Christoph Bieler and Eric Frenzel.
After a thrilling opening of the 2013/14 season ins Scandinavia, the Nordic Combined World Cup returns to middle Europe and the snow-covered peaks of the Austrian Dachstein range. At the foot of the mighty Dachstein glacier, the third World Cup weekend of the season will take place and with it the first Team Sprint of the season.
The wait is almost over! The season 2013/14 is about to explode into action and we can almost see the hustle and bustle of officials, service people, physiotherapists, journalists, coaches and athletes again who just have one question they would like to answer: who is this year's ultimate winter athlete? But let's take the time, lean back and have a look at every single venue of this extended season preview 2013/14.