Seefeld boasts one of the hotspots for Nordic sports enthusiasts – the Nordic Competence Centre. Owing to its ideal conditions, with regard to its natural terrain, the optimum altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level and its fantastic infrastructure, Seefeld is a second-to-none sports destination for amateur and professional athletes.
Built in 1985 in preparation for the Nordic World Championships, the WM Sports Centre has been continually expanded and modernised. In 2005, a central building at the foot of the ski jump was constructed in the Casino Arena to enable more extensive use of facilities. The Nordic Competence Centre offers state-of-the-art biathlon facilities, including 12 permanent shooting ranges for small-bore rifles and five mobile air-rifle ranges. Two brand new ski jumps and more than 245 kilometres of immaculately groomed cross-country ski tracks with snow-making facilities make Seefeld the ultimate destination for all-round training of the very highest standard. Thanks to the Region Seefeld’s ‘snow farming project’, the region offers a snow guarantee from the beginning of November and optimum training conditions. A unique highlight in the Alpine region is the new 3.6-kilometre-long ski-roller circuit (outer loop distance). Modifiable in length and elevation, it offers ideal summertime training for biathlon enthusiasts. Nordic sporting event highlights include the Nordic Combination World Cup ‘Nordic Combined Triple Seefeld’ and the ‘Euroloppet Ganghoferlauf Leutasch’ cross-country ski race, both of which attract countless athletes and spectators to the region every year.
Seefeld played host to the Olympic Nordic disciplines no fewer than three times – in 1964, 1976 and 2012. It was the venue of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1985, and organises the Nordic World Cup on an annual basis. Following the success of 1985, the Region Seefeld has been selected as the venue for the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2019, and the region is incredibly proud to be able to host the prestigious Nordic sporting event once more.