25 November 2023
3rd Smuggler Trophy
Impressions 2nd Smugglers Trophy
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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.