Marcel Hirscher was awarded the Golden Lion as the Best Male Athlete from Salzburg for the seventh time in a row. For the women, the Golden Lion went to footballer Sarah Zadrazil. As it was last year, the Lion for Rookie of the Year was awarded by Christoph Bründl. This year, downhill mountain biker Valentina Höll, from Saalbach, was celebrated as the Best Young Athlete. Vali Höll‘s achievements already include two rookie world championship titles, and last season she won all the World Cup races. In addition to the Golden Lion, Valentina Höll also won a shopping voucher worth EUR 1,000.00 from Bründl. 

Valentina Höll and Christoph Bründl on stage, standing between the two hosts of the Leonidas Fritz Egger and Alexandra Meissnitzer