Quiet farewell of the king of the Nightrace

25 years of Nightrace also means to say goodbye and thank you to a great man in Schladming. Hans Grogl resigns from his office after more than 25 years as OC boss and hands over this responsible work to his team.

We wish our friend and colleague Hans Grogl all the best and much joy and time together with his wife Elisabeth into his well-deserved retirement. We thank him for his great work and always friendly collegiality into Club5. Mag. Hans Grogl was General Manager of Club 5 from 2000 bis 2004 and member of Club5 as President of OK Schladming.

The success of the Schladming Night Slalom is unalterably linked to Hans Grogl.
Whoever says "Night Race" must also say Hans Grogl. From the very beginning, the name of the Schladming native has been unalterably linked to the legendary floodlit race on the Planai slope. The 25th edition of the men's slalom will now be a quiet "Pfiat di" for the 69-year-old. Because his favourite ingredient for the recipe for success "night race" will only be available in small quantities at the farewell race on Tuesday: the cheering spectators. "For me, they are the most beautiful and at the same time the most unpredictable factor. They create the atmosphere, not the VIPs," he says.