Vertical Up.

The goal of the HINTERSTODER VERTICAL UP is to conquer the original “Hannes-Trinkl-Worldcup-Track”, which spans 2,750 meters and 750 vertical meters, vertically and as quickly as possible.

The “kicker” to the whole story is the rules– in fact, there are none!

The choice of equipment is open so long as everything is powered by your own muscles (no motors), as is the choice of route, on the Worldcup-track (“Speed Division”) or on the easier track (“Rucksack Division)!

  • Runners with spikes have an advantage, just as long as the course is hard and provides a firm grip …
  • Cross-country skiers using skins have an advantage, but without the right technique   …
  • Ski mountaineers / ski tourers have an advantage, but can they eke out enough of an advantage when they come to steeper terrain …
  • Racers on snowshoes and crampons: have an advantage, but can they convert that into speed on flatter ground …




Date: Saturday 6th January 2017, 5:00 p.m. Kids Vertical Up / 5:30 p.m. Vertical Up

Divisions: “Speed Division” and “Rucksack Division”

Course Name: Hannes-Trinkl-Worldcup-Track

Starting elevation: 600 m

Finishing elevation: 1.350 m

Elevation gain: 750 vertical meters

Course length: 2,750 m

Average gradient:  38%

Max./Min. gradient: 56 % / 13 %

Lighting: head lights, while the course hotspots are well illuminated

Suggested equipment: touring skis, cross-country skis, running shoes with spikes, crampons, snowshoes, ski poles, barefoot,…


Divisions &prizes

Speed Division


This division is the ultimate discipline in the HINTERSTODER VERTICAL UP!

Each athlete takes on the original, legendary Hinterstoder ski run as quickly as possible, with a free choice of equipment. Everything is allowed, as long as racers use nothing but the strength of their own muscles.

Sub-Divisions: men’s/women’s

Timekeeping and official standings: YES

Prizes: men’s/women’s divisions / gift certificates, starter package

1st place € 500

2nd place € 350

3rd place € 200

4th place € 140

5th place € 100

6th place € 70

Rucksack Division

This division is the most fun competition in the HINTERSTODER VERTICAL UP!

Each participant gets to take on the track at their own tempo, using whatever equipment they prefer.

Only condition: They must carry a rucksack incl. contents (or however much is left over) all the way to the finish line.

Timekeeping and official standings: timekeeping only, final results are posted alphabetically. Winners are those participants who finish closest to the average time clocked by all starters!

Prizes: Starter Package incl. rucksack contents
This year, once again, there will be a super grand prize! (in recent years: a weekend of ski touring or mountain biking, 2 nights for 2 people at a 4**** hotel, Suunto Ambit3)


District Winner – Powered by Suunto

Who is the fastest in the Speed Division from the Kirchdorf an der Krems district? – Who will be crowned Vertical Up District Winner. Win a Suunto Spartan. Requirement: must be a permanent resident of Kirchdorf an der Krems.


Team-Competition – powered by Intersport Pachleitner

Team/club with the most starters in the entire field wins € 500,00.


Best-Dressed Competition

Participants with the most original costumes receive a great prize: Bergzeit coupons, Huber Zwickl beer, ….
Important: All participants who wish to be considered in the final results have to register at the race office by no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday!

Information for Participants

Start numbers/starter packages can be picked up on Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m.!

Please be sure to bring your registration confirmation incl. barcode and liability disclaimer to check-in!

Race office: Saturday 06.01. 1 – 4 p.m. Höss Halle

Results list: You can track results live on the Internet – Times appear immediately after crossing the finish! –> LIVE TIMEKEEPING

Timekeeping chip: all-Inclusive – total cost is included in the entry fee!
The chip is integrated into the actual starting number. IMPORTANT: Don’t mistake your starting number for a luggage tag!!!

Required Equipment:

  • Head light (the most important sections of the course are lit up)
  • Helmet
  • Rucksack (for the “Rucksack Division”)
  • Optional: Snowline spikes can be purchased at a discount price of EUR 40 from the race office

Starter Package: We are again putting together a great starter package for all race entrants. You are guaranteed to be pleasantly surprised!

Arrival: click to go to the route planner – free parking is available at the cablecar station

Spectators/Support Personnel: please refer to “Spectator info”

Race briefing: 5:15 p.m. in the starting area, mandatory attendance.

Luggage transportation:

  • Leave bags by no later than 5:00 p.m. next to the start-area
  • Distributed at the Löger Hütte
  • Property must be identified by a tag/number from the starter package (not liable for damage/loss)
  • Please do not hang anything on the outside of the rucksack!

Start: 5:30 p.m. at the finish from the Hannes-Trinkl-Worldcuptrack

Courses: Worldcuptrack

Athlete Refreshments:

  • In the finish area (Löger Hütte): tea
  • Please separate the food & drink ticket from your luggage tag!
  • Höss Halle: noodles from the Gasthof Jaidhaus

Changing clothes: opportunity at the Löger Hütte

Prize ceremony: ca. 8:00 p.m. at the Höss Halle (attendance required! – prizes will only be awarded to those who are present)

Ride down the mountain: only on the Hössbahn – last lift departs at 08:00 p.m. (free for all participants) – Returning to the valley on skis or using other sporting equipment is strictly prohibited and will result in a life-long ban from the VerticalUp!

Highlights for spectators

  • Lift fare for this evening € 18,00 per person (round trip) available directly at the Hössbahn ticket window
  • Season passes are accepted!!!
  • Lift runs up the mountain from 12 until 8 p.m., last ride down is at 8:00 p.m.
  • Always on top of the action with the help of our emcee
  • Start: Finish Hannes-Trinkl-Worldcuptrack 5:30 p.m.
  • Hot spots for spectators: Start and Finish
  • Prizes awarded at Höss Halle beginning at about 8:00 p.m.
  • Free parking right by the cablecar – check out

PLEASE NOTE!! The first athletes are expected at the finish at around 6:00 p.m.


When What Where
12 – 8:00 p.m. Lift rides up the mountain for support personnel & spectators Mountain lifts
5.30 p.m. Start of both race divisions Start area
6.00 p.m. Racers in the 1st Speed Division begin to arrive Finish area
8.00 – 8.30 p.m. Prize ceremony, After-Race-Party Höss Halle
8.00 p.m. Last lift ride down the valley Mountain lifts


Explorer-Hotel Hinterstoder



Registration starts: Autumn 2017
Registration Hinterstoder Vertical Up

Registration deadline: 31.12. at 8 p.m.