Ruhpolding holds a special place in the winter sports scene. Hosting 28 World Cups and four IBU Biathlon World Championships to date in a town with just 6,200 inhabitants was only made possible because everyone committed to one common goal: creating attractive and perfectly organized competitions which were ecologically and economically sustainable.
And all under the motto “From the region for the region”. Goods and services were mostly provided by local companies. This ensured short transfer distances, saved natural resources and strengthened the local economy. For instance, businesses offering accommodation and service providers from within a 50 km radius benefited directly and indirectly from the event and many winter sports fans returned later as holiday-makers.
Ecologically, economically and socially viable measures were implemented in collaboration with the Foundation for Safety in Ski Sports (SIS) – with a strong focus on continuity: The layout of the Chiemgau Arena was not just optimized for one-time events but for permanent training and competition operations. Even today, over 60 athletes from both the German Ski Association and many other nations train at this German national sports base all year round.
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