King of the First Hill


You can become a King or Queen without blue blood. On the "King of the First hill" downhill race from Oberjoch to Grindel Tal, daredevil snow enthusiasts can earn this noble title if they race fast enough. Participants must complete the course in the shortest possible time. Aspirants to the title compete in the categories 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.

Race day

FRIDAY, 15.03.24

The route is flagged out for viewing from the morning

SATURDAY, 16.03.24

from 8.00 h First Railway in operation
from 14.00 to 16.00 h: Issuing of start numbers at Berggasthaus First
from 14.00 to 15.00 h: Late registrations in First mountain restaurant possible (+ CHF 10), cash only
starting at 17.00 h: 'King of the First hill' start at the Oberjoch summit station chairlift
from 19.00 to 19.45 h Après Ski Chilbi with Freaky Audio Machine at the Eiger+ Eventplatz
20.00 h: Ranking announcement at the Eiger+ Eventplatz
from 20.45 to 21.30 h Après Ski Chilbi with Freaky Audio Machine at the Eiger+ Eventplatz

Race card


The start is at the Oberjoch summit station chairlift. Some check gates must be passed along the way. The remainder of the route can be selected by each participant. It is definitely an advantage to familiarise yourself with the piste, which is still possible if you visit the course before the race. You then arrive at the finish line in Grindel Tal. The ranking announcement will then take place at the Eiger+ Eventplatz.


1034 - 2168 m.a.s.l.

  • (2168 )