The Weisse Rausch (White rush)

This year I will finally participate in the "Weisse Rausch" ski-race. I'll take it a bit more seriously than the people who will stop at each mountain hut on the way down for a shot ("Schnapps") but less seriously than the people for who the race is just one discipline of the "Arlberg Adler" triathlon.

The race starts with a mass-start (see picture) and it has a nasty climb in the middle. Walking up 40 meters through slushy snow with several hundred others at an altitude of almost 3000 meters will cost the most time during the race. After that climb it's another 9 kilometers continuous downhill through slush. Fun!