Like the World Cup stars at the Lauberhorn race course
A few days after the spectacular Lauberhorn downhill race, most sections of the famous race course are already open to all winter sports enthusiasts. From Saturday, 26 January 2019, the original slope will be available without any restrictions. Daredevils can follow the footsteps of the ski stars and take on the longest run in the world from start to finish.
From the start house towards Hundschopf and zooming down to the Ziel-S (finish S): from today, Thursday, at 13.00 h, most of the famous key points on the Lauberhorn are open to all winter sports enthusiasts. This will allow daredevils to follow the tracks of Feuz, Kriechmayr & co. shortly after the World Cup ski tour in Wengen, and try to ride the descent in front of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau on the perfect line just like the ski stars. In the next few days, the lowest part of the run will also be completed. From Saturday, 26 January, the original Lauberhorn downhill run will be permanently available. A souvenir picture is ensured for all winter sports enthusiasts who dare to tackle the slope from the starting point, which is equipped with an installed photo point.
Halfpipe season start Thanks to excellent winter sports conditions, Gian Simmen and his team were able to drive forward the construction of the halfpipe on Grindelwald-First over the last few weeks. Now the waiting is over. From Saturday, 26 January, freestylers big and small can do their best tricks and jumps in the halfpipe. “With its format, the pipe offers the best conditions for every skill level,” explains park manager Gian Simmen. As a half-pipe Olympic champion, he ought to know: “The Pistenbully drivers and shapers did an excellent job in the construction. I've already tested the halfpipe myself.” In addition, the Warm-up Park is available at Oberjoch. There are small and mobile jumps and medium-sized kickers (5–10 metres distance).
For up-to-date information about winter sports in Grindelwald and Wengen, please visit: www.jungfrau.ch/winter.