24-hour view of the Starthaus
A new webcam on the Hahnenkamm makes it possible to keep an eye on the Streif Starthaus and a breathtaking mountain panorama around the clock. It also provides weather data and shows the busy activities of the athletes during Race Week.
It is a project dear to Jan Überall's heart and required patience and "a lot of brain power", as the Kitzbühel Ski Club Secretary General says. Because the desire for a webcam on the Hahnenkamm is all well and good, but where do you mount it to get a view that is as beautiful as it is informative? The webcam is now finally up and running, mounted on the lift hut at Märchenwiese. From there it provides a round-the-clock and ever-authentic views of the Starthaus, Energy Station, Kitzbüheler Horn and the top station of the Hahnenkammbahn cable car. And when the Energy Station is dismantled after the 83rd Hahnenkamm Race, the webcam will also show the Wilder Kaiser Mountains.
Jan Überall gives a brief explanation of the need for a camera: “On foggy days, how often do you look out of the window and wonder what the weather is like on the mountain?" Now all it takes is a click on the website and you have an immediate view of the current weather situation, as well as footage from the last few hours and days. And during Race Week, the webcam reveals not only whether the sun is shining, but also the flurry of activity among athletes, coaches and staff involved in the Hahnenkamm Races. Then once the Downhill has started, you can follow the race either live alongside the racecourse, or on TV.