25 November 2023

3rd Smuggler Trophy

Schmuggler-Trophy 2022
The season-opening event «Smuggler Trophy» take place for the third time on 25 November 2023. The participating teams have to smuggle «smuggler bags» on skis between Switzerland and Austria in the Silvretta Ski Arena Samnaun/Ischgl.


Watch Die Schmuggler-Trophy (2022) on YouTube.
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Here you can find the registration for the «3rd Smuggler Trophy» 2023.

To the registration
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2. Schmuggler-Trophy


Das Reglement der 3. Schmuggler-Trophy (Änderungen vorbehalten). 

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Prize money

Prize money Smugglers Trophy Amount Samnaun voucher in CHF*
1st place 2000 per Team
2nd place 1000 per Team
3rd place 500 per Team
Best Post 500 per Team
Best Story 500 per Team
* The prize money is paid out exclusively in Samnaun vouchers, valid at over 180 points of sale -


Saturday 25 November 2023
08:45 Briefing Alp Trider Sattel
10.00 to 15.00 Smuggler-Trophy Silvretta Arena Samnaun/Ischgl
17.30 Award ceremony Concert Stage Samnaun Village
18.00 to 19.30 Opening-concert Concert Stage Samnaun Village

Review of the 2nd «Smuggler Trophy»

The history of smugglers takes us back to the past: in exchange for butter, cheese, furs and cloth from the Paznaun valley, the people of Samnaun traded coffee, sugar, nylon stockings, flour and tobacco. Sugar (saccharin) was smuggled from Switzerland to Austria and Germany in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The participating smuggling teams, consisting of 2 to 4 people, followed the tracks of the legendary smugglers of yesteryear. The teams smuggled goods between Alp Trida and Paznauner Thaya. Tricky tasks, coordination skills and lots of fun on the slopes awaited the teams. In the process, the teams repeatedly encountered customs officers who wanted to confiscate the smuggled goods, and accomplices who assisted in the smuggling.



Information about the history can be found on our website