Seefeld is located in the Austrian state of Tyrol about 17 km northwest of Innsbruck. It is one of the most popular Tyrolean tourist destinations, in summer as well as in winter. It is surrounded by the Alps: the Wetterstein mountain range to the west and the Karwendel mountains to the east. Seefeld serves as an important centre for Nordic skiing. When Innsbruck hosted the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, the Nordic events were held at Seefeld. It also was the host city for the 1985 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
The first jumping hill was built in Seefeld in 1931 and named after ski legend Anton Seelos in 1948. In 2010, the old hill was demolished and in its stead two modern hills were build: a HS75 and a HS109 facility. The first Nordic Combined World Cup was held in Seefeld as early as 1982 and was actually the first Individual Gundersen competition to take place. Seefeld has become a fixture on the Nordic Combined calendar each year with a huge popular interest in the stadium and also along the cross-country tracks.
Nordic Combined TRIPLE
In the season of 2013/14, Seefeld becomes the venue of the first-ever Nordic Combined Triple. Designed to be a new season highlight, the Triple features three competitions on three consecutive days: Day 1 sees a 1-jump, 5-kilometre Prologue, on Day 2 a 1-jump, 10-kilometre Individual Gundersen competition is on and the Finale Grande on Day 3 consists of two jumps and a 15-kilometre cross-country race. The athlete take their results with them from day to day and the first man to cross the finish line on Day 3 is the Triple winner and will receive double the amount of World Cup points and extra prize money.
Past winners & podiums
Media & Communicatons
Seefeld and Eric Frenzel - the love story continues. After having been beaten narrowly by teammate Johannes Rydzek two days in a row, Frenzel retook his rightful place as the „King of Seefeld“ today. He beat Rydzek by 30.5 seconds at the finish of the last 15 km cross-country race. World Champion Bernhard Gruber took the remaining spot on the podium, finishing one minute and 18 seconds behind Frenzel.
A photo finish had to decide the victory on the first day of the Nordic Combined TRIPLE in Seefeld. Johannes Rydzek made sensation reality and beat "Mr. Seefeld" Eric Frenzel by half a foot or "my shoe size 44 over Eric's 42" in the end. Samuel Costa captured his career-first individual podium, finishing 6.8 seconds behind Rydzek.
Can anyone beat him or will Mr. Seefeld triumph again? The Nordic Combined TRIPLE goes into its fourth edition and the big question on everyone’s mind will possibly be if the German team can maintain its perfect record of victories in individual events or if somebody can end their winning streak.
The snow control for the Nordic Combined TRIPLE in Seefeld (AUT) has been positive.
Race Director Lasse Ottesen has been in a period of inspection trips to the venues of the upcoming 2016/17 winter season and everywhere, OCs are gearing up for the weeks to come. Generally, all organisers were well prepared with the plans for the winter in place but in some of the venues, major novelties or premieres will take place or a being thought about for the future.
It’s hard to still find the corresponding superlatives to describe Eric Frenzel’s amazing performances at Nordic Combined’s season highlight the TRIPLE in Seefeld. The German superstar wins the TRIPLE for the third time in a row since its introduction in 2014.