Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the former twin cities "under the Zugspitze", is one of the most famous ski resorts of the whole alpine region. The Bavarian town hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 1936, the Arlberg Kandahar races since 1954, FIS Ski World Cups since 1970, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1978 and 2011, and the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in 2009. For that reason, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is been considered the cradle of ski racing in Germany.
Downhill. Saturday, January 30th. 11:00 (CET)
Super-G. Sunday, January 31st. 11:00 (CET)
The Kandahar run in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is one of the most demanding races in the Alpine Ski World Cup.
Kandahar racecourse Profile (Women)
Start Elevation: 1478m
Finish Elevation: 741 m
Vertical Drop: 737m
Sofia Goggia has won each of the last four Downhill races in the World Cup since Corinne Suter won the opening race of the season in Val d'Isère. Goggia can become the first woman to win five successive World Cup downhill events since Lindsey Vonn won six in a row from March 2009 to January 2010.
Sofia Goggia Goggia finished on three World Cup Downhill podiums in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, runner-up finishes in 2018 (twice) and 2019.
Corinne Suter failed to reach the podium in the last three Downhill races in the World Cup, directly following four successive Downhill podiums. Suter has claimed eight World Cup podiums in the Downhill, all in her last 15 appearances in this discipline.
Breezy Johnson finished fifth in the last Downhill in the World Cup, after claiming third place in each of the first four Downhill races this season.
Lara Gut-Behrami (9) has won the most Downhill races in the World Cup among active female skiers. She can become the 10th woman to win at least 10 Downhills in the World Cup.
Lara Gut-Behrami won the last two Super-G events in the World Cup, in St. Anton am Arlberg and Crans-Montana. She can become the first woman to win three successive Super-G races in the World Cup since she achieved this herself from December 2016 to January 2017.
Gut-Behrami only won more World Cup super-G races in Lake Louise (3) than in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2).
Corinne Suter finished on the podium in four of the last five Super-G events in the World Cup, with the only exception a ninth place in Crans-Montana last week. Suter won the Super-G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen last season, her only World Cup win in this discipline.
Ester Ledecká won the opening super-G event in the 2020-2021 World Cup, in Val d'Isère in December. This marked her first World Cup victory and podium place in this specific discipline.
On February 8, 2020, a week after Dressen's triumph in Garmisch, Team Germany celebrated again with Viktoria Rebensburg who, ten years after Maria Hoefl Riesch victory in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Downhill brought back the german flag on the top of the podium in home soil. That was the first time that two Germans have won in Garmisch since 2010 since Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Felix Neureuther won in the same season. Viktoria Rebensburg returned to the top of the podium in Garmisch with a spectacular victory.
Federica Brignone finished in second place +0.61 seconds behind Rebensburg.
Ester Ledecka completed the podium finishing +0.83 seconds behind the German skier.
Last season Corinne Suter after claiming her career-first World Cup win in the Downhill of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee mastered the icy and bumpy Kandahar course to win the Super-G Race.
Nicole Schmidhofer finished in second place just 0.43 seconds back.
Wendy Holdener completed the podium in third place (+0.70).
In 2019 Stephanie Venier has won the Downhill race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Sofia Goggia came in second place +0.25 behind and Kira Weidle took third +0.54 seconds out.
Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria, who secured the first Downhill victory of her career at the start of the 2018-2019 season in Lake Louise, had claims the super-G win at Garmisch.
In her first race back after suffering a broken ankle prior to the start of the competition season, Italy's Sofia Goggia charged into second place, just 0.23 seconds from the lead.
Lara Gut-Behrami finished third on her second podium of the season.