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Hahnenkamm Race: Shining lights on and off piste

© Thilo Brunner

The Hahnenkamm Race is legendary – both as a challenging skiing race and as a celebrity gathering. At the party slalom at the Kitz Race Club, PLEXIGLAS® lighting columns provide the perfect backdrop for VIPs.

The famous Ski World Cup at Hahnenkamm brings world-class sport and high society together. The piste in the Kitzbühel skiing region is notorious for its steep gradient and the speeds the skiers reach on it. But the slope is not the only thrill – the Ski World Cup also attracts celebrities from all over the world to glitzy parties at the Kitz Race Club. An exclusive party venue, in 2015 the club was bathed in glamorous light from specially-developed Zumtobel lighting columns.

Illuminated celebrity magnet

A real eye-catcher close to the finish line: The Kitz Race Club in Kitzbühel radiated in 2015 thanks to magnificent PLEXIGLAS® lights.

© Zumtobel

Subtle and effective

Down-to-earth, uncompromising and snow-white – the lighting columns from Zumtobel fitted perfectly into the snowy landscape.

© Zumtobel

In the freezing cold

The material for the lighting columns had to withstand snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures – no problem for PLEXIGLAS®.

© Zumtobel

A legendary race

Thousands of visitors come to Kitzbühl's Hahnenkamm slope every year to watch the daring skiers.

© Michael Werlberger

A legendary race

It is one of the world's most difficult and dangerous pistes. The steepest section, known as Mausefalle, has a gradient of 85 percent.

© Thilo Brunner

A legendary race

At night, the town in north-eastern Tyrol is transformed into a party zone for visitors to the Hahnenkamm Race – including plenty of stars and celebrities.

© Andreas Tischler

Highlight off piste

Zumtobel chose tubes made from colorless PLEXIGLAS® XT for the simple, understated design of the lighting columns. Because the columns were subjected to extreme weather conditions, they had to be able to withstand extreme cold, never becoming brittle or losing their shape even at sub-zero temperatures. At the same time, the material had to be resistant to yellowing in sunlight during the day, and ensure high transmission in order to create the special lighting atmosphere outside the celebrity club for the party at night.

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