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“The White Ring” – The longest ski race in the world

Ski races have a long tradition at the Arlberg, but this is without a doubt one of the most spectacular races during the winter season.

The “White Ring” in Lech/Zürs on 20 January 2018 represents a spectacular race of a different kind. Up to 1,000 participants will assemble at an altitude of 2,337 on the Rüfikopf for the mass start. 22 kilometres of pistes and a difference in altitude of 5,500 metres lie before them.

When Olympic and World Champion Patrick Ortlieb declared the inaugural white ring race in 2006 nobody suspected how this race would evolve into an historic and cult event.

To warm up, the White Party - offering a fantastic entertainment programme - will be held on the eve of the race, while the White Night will be celebrated in various nightclubs in Lech and Zürs on the night after the race.

It's also worth it to attempt 'The White Ring' on any other day during the winter season. This scenic circuit throught the entire ski resort will take you to the best slopes and most beautiful viewpoints of the Arlberg region. Completing the White Ring outside of the race also allows you to enjoy the magnificent scenery and to take breaks in the many mountain inns and restaurants along the track.

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'The White Ring'

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Lech & Zürs:
St. Anton & St. Christoph:

Ski pass:
6 day ski pass from EURO 237.00 (Wedel-/Sun and Ski Weeks)
01.12.2017 - 22.04.2018

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