The legendary ski race in St. Anton am Arlberg
When the lifts close in the afternoon of April 22nd, things really get going in the ski resort of St. Anton am Arlberg. It’s the day of the “white thrill” – the cult ski race that pushes its participants to their sporting limits every year. Even during the day, there is a crackling atmosphere in the air: a noticeable number of skiers wear racing suits and mask their rising nervousness with jokes in the gondola or emphatically casual faces. At 5 p.m., things get serious: 555 skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers set off for the mass start at Vallugagrat.