The great Lauberhorn downhill from Wengen in Switzerland. The race is one of the oldest and longest in the world, dating back to the first running of it in 1930.

The longest downhill race in the FIS World Cup calendar is also the most beautiful. With a backdrop featuring the north face of the Eiger, the Monch and Jungfrau, this is one race the organisers don't have to try too hard to sell

The course features many famous sections such as the Hundschopf jump (where the racers appear to be jumping off a cliff face !); the Kernen-S where the skier hurtles into a 90 degree turn onto a small bridge and then into another 90 degree turn

The Wasserstation where the skier goes under the mountain railway in a tunnel, and the infamous Haneggschuss, where the top speeds can approach the 150km/h mark.

Spectators who fancy there chances at emulating the professionals can actually ski the course after the race has finished



The Snowsport Mug with all the snow sport disciplines including Downhill, Slalom, Snowboard , Cross Country and Freestyle.

January 13, 2023 — Tim Hall