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The Lauberhorn Race in figures…

The Lauberhorn Downhill is the longest race in the FIS Ski World Cup circus. But there are much more interesting facts about the International Lauberhorn Races:

History
1930: 1st International Lauberhorn Race Wengen
Downhill: Winner Christian Rubi (SUI)
Slalom: Winner Ernst Gertsch (SUI)
Combination: Winner Bill Bracken (GBR)


Spectators

2006 Super Combination 14'000
Downhill 25'000
Slalom 8'600
2007 Super Combination (Sunday) 9'000
Downhill 21'000
Slalom (cancelled) xxx
2008 Super Combination 12'000
Downhill (Sunday) 21'500
Slalom (Saturday) 9'200
2009 Super Combination 16'000
Downhill 29'000
Slalom 7'500
2010 Super Combination 17'500
Downhill 32'000
Slalom 8'500
2011 Super Combination 18'000
Downhill 35'000
Slalom 9'000
2012

Super Combined 20'000

Downhill 38'000

Slalom 8'000

2013

Super Combined 18'000

Downhill 33'000

Slalom 8'000

2014 Super Combined 16'000
Downhill 29'000
Slalom 9'500
2015 Alpine Combined 15'000
Slalom 13'500
Downhill 24'000 (switched to Sunday)
2016 Alpine Combined 14'500
Downhill 22'000
Slalom 7'000

2017
 
Alpine Combined 12'000
Downhill cancelled
Slalom 9'000
2018 Alpine Combined 16'000
Downhill 35'000
Slalom 12'500
2019 Alpine Combined 18'000
Downhill 37'000
Slalom 12'600
2020 Alpine Combined 17'000
Downhill 32'000
Slalom 12'000

Rating Swiss Radio and Television SRF DOWNHILL

Jan 19,2013 891'000 spectators in German-speaking Switzerland 77.9% market share
Jan 18, 2014 784'000 spectators in German-speaking Switzerland 74.8% market share
Jan 18, 2015 988'000 spectators in German-speaking Switzerland 70.7% market share
Jan  16, 2016 823'000 spectators in German-speaking Switzerland 73.5% market share
Jan 14, 2017 Downhill cancelled  
Jan 13, 2018 914'000 spectators in German-speaking Switzerland 78.0% market share
Jan 19, 2019 1'064'100 spectators in German-speaking Switzerland 85.0% market share
Jan 18, 2020     924'744 spectators in German-speaking Switzerland 82.8.0% market share
     

Budget 2020
CHF 8,7 Mio.

Staff
Total of 1817 persons (Saturday 1010 / Sunday 807)

Media and Production
Over 400 journalists from 15 countries are accredited, including 168 persons from the Swiss Radio and Television (SRF).

The SRG as "Host Broadcaster" is responsible for the production of the world signal. This is the base for all TV stations broadcasting the Lauberhorn Races. More than 60 TV stations use the world signal for their live coverage.
Around 65 SRG employees are responsible for the host broadcasting on site.

Official Sponsors
7

Official Partners
20

Grandstands
Finish: 2'400 spectators
Grimschbiel/Wengernalp: 10'000 spectators (Outdoor arena with view of Hundschopf)


Athletes

2005 Super Combination 37 participants
Downhill 52 participants
Slalom 78 participants
2006 Super Combination 70 participants
Downhill 61 participants
Slalom 80 participants
2007 Super Combination 62 participants
Downhill 68 participants
Slalom cancelled
2008 Super Combination 60 participants
Downhill 57 participants
Slalom 73 participants
2009 Super Combination 66 participants
Downhill 67 participants
Slalom 72 participants
2010 Super Combination 63 participants
Downhill 55 participants
Slalom 71 participants
2011 Super Combination 60 participants
Downhill 57 participants
Slalom 63 participants
2012

Super Combined 50 competitors

Downhill 59 competitors

Slalom 70 competitors

2013

Super Combined 47 competitors

Downhill 60 competitors

Slalom 57 competitors

2014 Super Combined 54 competitors
Downhill 71 competitors
Slalom 67 competitors
2015 Alpine Combined 47 competitors
Slalom 72 competitors
Downhill 55 competitors
2016 Alpine Combined 60 competitors
Downhill 60 competitors
Slalom 62 competitors
2017 Alpine Combined 60 competitors
Downhill cancelled
Slalom 67 competitors
2018 Alpine Combined 67 competitors
Downhill 62 competitors
Slalom 64 competitors
2019 Alpine Combined 51 competitors
Downhill 55 competitors
Slalom 74 competitors
2020 Alpine Combined 55 competitors
Downhill 60 competitors
Slalom 72 competitors


Supporters
Approximately 322 persons

Prize money
CHF 120'000 Alpine Combined
CHF 120'000 Downhill
CHF 120'000 Slalom
Prize money awarded to 1st – 30th positions

Fan clubs
2006: 582 people
2007: 499 people
2008: 470 people
2009: 467 people
2010: 460 people
2011: 450 people
2012: 500 people