You can become a King or Queen without blue blood. On the eight-kilometre "King of the First hill" downhill race from Oberjoch to Stählisboden, daredevil snow enthusiasts can earn this noble title if they race fast enough. Participants must negotiate the 1,300 metre altitude in the shortest possible time. Aspirants to the title compete in the categories of ski, snowboard and fun. In the latter, participants tear down the mountain in costume and it's not the fastest, but rather the most average time that counts. Glory and honour is assured for all the participants but the crown is reserved for the best.
11. March 2017