Entire Warth is proud of Johannes Strolz!
The Austrian ski racer had recently been removed from the ÖSV squad. For him, this meant that he had to pay for his own costs from the beginning of 2021 and no longer had a team or service man available.
But then the fate of the 29-year-old ski star from Warth turned. In the slalom in Adelboden this year he got his very first World Cup victory this ever. His best finish so far was a 10th place in 2020. With this more than strong exclamation mark, he finally secured his ticket for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing 2022.
The talent runs through the family
What Hubert Strolz already achieved in 1988 at the Olympics in Calgary (1x Gold in Combination, 1x Silver in Giant Slalom) – was now achieve again by his son! This makes Johannes Strolz the first alpine athlete to be able to repeat his father’s golden Olympic success. But Johannes didn’t just get the gold. Exactly 34 years after his father, he won three medals! In addition to gold in the combination and silver in the slalom, Johannes drove to gold again in the team competition to the crowning glory.
In addition to Hubert Strolz and Johannes Strolz, Warth also has another Olympic heroine. 1972 Wiltrud Drexel won bronze in Sapporo 1972 in giant slalom.
Not only Warth and the entire Arlberg region, but also the whole of Austria is proud of the newly crowned double Olympic champion, who grew up here in our beautiful municipality with 175 inhabitants in the Bregenzerwald and who – amongst other places- also learned to ski in front of the gates of our hotel on the Steffisalp piste.
Skiing holiday in the Warther Talent Factory
If you are now in the mood for skiing in Warth-Schröcken, then we would be happy to welcome you here at 4* Hotel Steffisalp. The piste and the Steffisalp-Express (4-seater chairlift) are right in front of our doorstep – the perfect entry point into the Ski Arlberg ski region. A total of 305 kilometers of pistes and 88 lifts are available here – and that in one of the snowiest ski areas in Europe! The local ski schools will also be happy to help you discover your own talent for skiing. Of course, the same applies to your children – after all, promoting young talent is important so that Warth continues to produce Olympic heroes!