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
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Akito Watabe is the second athlete to win the Nordic Combined TRIPLE in its five-year history, following in Eric Frenzel's footsteps. The Japanese also dominated the third day and cruised to the victory over the 15 km distance. He finished one minute and 14 seconds ahead of Jarl Riiber, who captured back the second place after finishing third yesterday. Fabian Rießle returned to the podium, on position three, by outsprinting teammate Vinzenz Geiger. They crossed the finish line +1:57.9 after Watabe and had to be ranked according to a photo finish.
With a stellar performance on day two of the TRIPLE in Seefeld, Japan’s Akito Watabe proved that he is untouchable at the moment. Watabe started and finished the race first, with an advantage of one minute and 5 seconds on Vinzenz Geiger, who was the surprise of the day. The young German achieved a career best with a stellar finish of the race. He beat Jarl Magnus Riiber by three seconds, who in turn managed to stay clear of teammates Jan Schmid and Espen Andersen, as well as Fabian Rießle.
Akito Watabe began the TRIPLE with the bang and a victory in a finish line sprint. The Japanese beat jumping winner Jarl Magnus Riiber by 0.5 seconds. Germany’s Fabian Rießle stormed to the podium from position six and finished 32.4 seconds later than Watabe.
It will be a big weekend in Seefeld. Not only are the Tyroleans hosting the fifth anniversary edition of the Nordic Combined TRIPLE this year, the event will also be a pre-World Championship test run together with the FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup.
With a delay of two weeks due to the cancelled events in Otepää (EST), the Ladies’ Continental Cup debut is finally here: the first events will now take place in conjunction with the men’s Continental Cup events in Rena, Norway.
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.