This year the Seefeld Nordic Combined Triple has celebrated its 10th edition.
Ski jumping and cross country competitions took place in the Seefeld Sports Arena on Friday, Saturday, and the Grand Finale on Sunday.
As part of the Nordic Combined Triple 2023, two Women World Cup competitions were organized for the first time in Seefeld on Friday and Saturday.
The first Nordic Combined World Cup was held in Seefeld back in 2004. In 2013, a group around the then OC Head Werner Frießer and the former Nordic sporting director of the Austrian Ski Association Ernst Vettori sat down together to talk about how the World Cup in Seefeld, which had already existed for years, could become a real season highlight for the Nordic Combined. The Four Hills Tournament for ski jumpers and the Tour de Ski for cross-country skiers were the inspiration.
Their first idea was to have three competitions at three different venues, but finally they decided the new Triple format would take place at only one location, which premiered in 2014. Since then, the unique World Cup event has taken place every year, eight times in Seefeld and once, in the World Cup year 2019, in Chaux-Neuve (France).
Originally, the triple included all Nordic Combined formats. Nowadays, the Triple includes a jump from the HS-109-metre hill followed by the cross-country races: 7.5 kilometres on day one, 10 kilometres on day two, and 12.5 kilometres the third day.
The winner is decided at the very end, after the third cross-country race on Sunday afternoon is completed.
Johannes Lamparter was the winner of the 10th Seefeld Nordic Combined Triple. The 21-year-old Nordic Combined skier from Hall in Tirol has made history as the first Austrian to win the Seefeld Triple Event.
In a sunny morning in Seefeld Lamparter jumped the longest distance of the day at the Toni Seelos HS 109 and with 108.5 meters (152.3 pts) took the lead of the competition.
Lamparter then put in a fantastic race completing the 12.5 km distance clear ahead of his rivals.
The Overall World Cup leader from Norway Gyda Westvold Hansen was the winner of the Women's events on Friday and Saturday. Yesterday, under light snowfall, she secured her 7th World Cup victory of the season in Seefeld.
In 2023, a special highlight for the visitors has been the new "Ski Austria Fan Village". Surrounded by a cosy "alpine village" ambience in the open air and with a perfect location close to the ski jump and the finish line, to experience the competitions up close.