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Cheers to the "Isarwinkl Glacier": Skilclub Lenggries defends snowmaking

2023-05-15T09:20:05.274Z

Highlights: The necessity of mechanical snowmaking on the World Cup slope at Brauneck was the focus of the speeches at the annual meeting of the Lenggries Ski Club. "Getting children to do sports probably doesn't count for many anymore," said chairman Thomas Murböck. For cross-country skiers, there was "hardly even a decent trail" at home, he said. The head of the organizing committee (OC), Claus Redetzki, spoke of an "excellent season from an organizational point of view"


The Lenggries Ski Club invited to the general meeting. In doing so, he also defended the sometimes criticized snowmaking of the World Cup slope.


The Lenggries Ski Club invited to the general meeting. In doing so, he also defended the sometimes criticized snowmaking of the World Cup slope.

Lenggries – The necessity of mechanical snowmaking on the World Cup slope at Brauneck and the hostility surrounding it were the focus of the speeches at the annual meeting of the Lenggries Ski Club. "Getting children to do sports probably doesn't count for many anymore," said chairman Thomas Murböck in the round. The hardliners in climate protection would only see electricity consumption. In fact, thanks to the "Isarwinkl Glacier", as the World Cup slope was jokingly called last winter, "all of our own races could be held and even a few more, with which they helped out with neighbouring clubs."

For cross-country skiers, there was "hardly even a decent trail" at home

"The cross-country skiers had to suffer really lately, for whom they had hardly ever managed to put together a decent trail at home," said Murböck. Marcus Meinecke, Nordic youth sports manager, added: "Due to the poor snow conditions in the winter of 2022/23, we had to make a total of 72 trips to Seefeld for training."

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Mayor Stefan Klaffenbacher also spoke of the "many futile attempts to track a cross-country ski trail in Lenggries". He, too, took up the cudgels for machine snow, because this was the only way to make winter sports possible for children and young people. He relegated accusations that the snowmaking systems in Lenggries were supplied with groundwater or drinking water to the realm of lies. To the normal recreational skier, he explained: "If we can't do it because of a lack of snow, then people just go on to the Zillertal. This is certainly not conducive to environmental protection."

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15 coaches each for alpine and cross-country skiing are currently working at SC Lenggries "to cut our rough diamonds", as Murböck put it. A further improvement was achieved with the relocation of the path to the target house. This eliminated the eye of the needle that racers had to pass every time on their way to the chairlift.

20 ski races on the World Cup slope

The head of the organizing committee (OC), Claus Redetzki, spoke of an "excellent season from an organizational point of view". Thus, a total of 20 ski races could be held on the World Cup slope, sometimes even two in one day. Above all, he praised the new Zielhaus line-up for timekeeping and evaluation: "A great, young troupe." For the first time, live timing was also carried out on the Internet for ski races. Smiling, he added: "If a DNF appears behind a name, the parents know immediately that they can pick up their child." DNF stands for "did not finish" and thus indicates a race failure.

"In all overall rankings of the Oberland Ski Association, SC Lenggries is in first place."

Florian Haider, who shares the office of Alpine youth sports manager with Anderl Stadler junior, was proud when he announced: "SC Lenggries is in first place in all overall rankings of the Oberland Ski Association." It was also possible to train continuously on the World Cup slope throughout the winter. Haider announced, however, that the contribution for the active will probably have to be increased. "The current sum is not even enough for the entry fees." According to Murböck, however, the new contribution will distinguish between the "expensive alpinists" and the "comparatively cheap cross-country skiers".

You can find even more up-to-date news from the region at Merkur.de/Bad Tölz.

Source: merkur

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