26 November 2021

ClauWau - World Championship of Santa Clauses

19. ClauWau – Weltmeisterschaft der Nikoläuse
The "Best of ClauWau" will take place as part of the "Winter Opening 2021". Be there and compete with the best Santa Clauses from all over the world.

"Best of ClauWau"

Winter-Opening 2021

On 26 November, the Winter Opening 2021 will start with the "Best of ClauWau", where the ClauWau teams of the past 20 years can once again demonstrate their skills in the best ClauWau disciplines. We will crown the 20th ClauWau World Champion Team. 

The ClauWau was first held in November 2001 and since then has taken place annually at the start of the season in the Silvretta Ski Arena Samnaun/Ischgl, this year for the 20th and last time as the "Best of ClauWau": The Father Christmases compete again in teams of four in the 5 best disciplines of the last 20 years.

The successor format of the ClauWau, the Smugglers' Trophy, will start its first round on Saturday, 27 November. We encourage you to participate in this new, playful format.

Disciplines 2021

Santa's ClauWau
Santa's ClauWau

What would Father Christmas be without his hat? The teams slip under the XXL caps, because before things really get going, the Father Christmases first have to collect all the presents. But wouldn't this be too easy without a lot of effort?

Santa's kreative Reise
Santa's creative journey

Even Father Christmases have to be creative when travelling from time to time. This year, our teams are not only challenged artistically, but also have to prove their geographical knowledge.

Santa's Downhill
Santa's Downhill

To ensure timely delivery of the gifts, presents have to be transported quickly. But the teams have to cope with different transport equipment. And as if that wasn't hard enough, there are also one or two challenges with the package size.

Santa's Ralley
Santa's Rallye

With the large number of presents, fast transport is crucial. That's why the Father Christmases in Samnaun rely on sustainable transport with environmentally friendly e-snowmobiles.

Santa's Chimney Challenge
Santa's Chimney Challenge

Traditionally, the Father Christmases deliver the presents down the chimney. The Father Christmases have to show how skilful they are at this task with their coordination skills. That's why this discipline is also part of the "Best of ClauWau".

Program

16.00 to 19.00 Best of ClauWau* Musellahang, Samnaun Dorf
afterwards Award ceremony Concert Stage Samnaun Village
afterwards Closing party Concert Stage Samnaun Village
* Depending on snow conditions, the Best of ClauWau will alternatively take place at Alp Trida from 14.00.
Ein Kuss von den Weihnachtsfrauen

Be there

Application from 24 September 2021

Join in and don't miss out on the fun! Register for the "Best of ClauWau" and the "Smuggler Trophy" 2021. We look forward to your participation. To the registration

Video from ClauWau 2019

Santa Clauses are happy about the cheese fondue
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The History

Review and rankings of the last years

The World Championship of Santa Clauses has a long tradition in Samnaun. We look back.

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