The luge sports

The luge a.k.a. the sled/ the sledge/ the sleigh has already been used as a means of transport thousands of years ago and has its origin in Scandinavia and in the Alpine region.

Photo: © IOC
Josef Feistmantl and Manfred Stengl on their way to the Olympic gold medal 1964 in Innsbruck.
Photo: © ÖRV
The luge developped from a transportation means to a high tech sports equipment.

From the beginning of the 19th century on, the luge has also been used as winter sports equipment as the popular disciplines natural track luge and artificial track luge developped. By now, competitions are held as well on other sleds like the sports luge known from leisure activities, the traditional horn sled or the rolling luge used in summer. Find all luge disciplines at the website of the Austrian Luge Federation.

Photo: © Ötztal Tourismus/ Isidor Nösig
Luge track "Am Feuerstein" in the Ötztal valley.
Photo: © TVB Innsbruck/ Edi Gröger
Luge fun in Kühtai.

Everyone can luge – it is a funny alternative for those trying to escape the skiing slopes. There is a huge choice of natural luge tracks in Tyrol: whether with or without climbing aid, with lights for night sledding or tracks especially appropriate for kids. With the Tyrolean luge guide every luge enthusiast finds a suitable track.