Lots of snow on the Lauberhorn - unfortunately no spectators
An important test shortly before the 91st International Lauberhorn Races in Wengen has been passed: The snow inspection by the International Ski Federation FIS. The organizers are looking forward to exciting ski races in the Alpine World Cup despite the tough Corona conditions. They ask all ski fans to watch the races on TV due to the pandemic, as no spectators are allowed in Wengen.
The International Ski Federation FIS checked the Ski World Cup courses on the Lauberhorn today, Friday (December 31, 2020). The snow inspection turned out to be positive throughout. Thanks to the snowfalls in the past few days, the entire mountain is covered in deep snow. This means that the slopes and also the scenery are ready for the 91st International Lauberhorn Races in Wengen.
"So far this year, all in all, we have been lucky with the weather. The temperatures have been below freezing for a few days. The cold is perfect for the snow on and also off the piste," says a pleased OC President Urs Näpflin. Preparations in Wengen are on track.
Please watch the races on television
This year's Lauberhorn races, as in all areas of our lives, are strongly influenced by the ongoing pandemic. As is well known, the races will therefore be held without spectators. The spectator areas along the course, such as the popular Girmschbiel facing Hundschopf, Minschkannte and Canadian Corner will be closed. No grandstands have been built.
Urs Näpflin appeals to all ski and Lauberhorn fans: "We are already looking forward to your visit next year, in January 2022. This year, however, we unfortunately have to ask you to watch the races on TV. Swiss television will once again produce first-class images." About 20 TV stations from all over the world will broadcast the Lauberhorn races live or delayed. Numerous media will report from Wengen.
Ski area Grindelwald - Wengen open
Wintersports enthusiasts will also get their fun during the Lauberhorn Races. The slopes, hiking and sledding trails as well as all facilities in the Jungfrau Ski Region will be open for wintersports as normal. However, the Laubernhorn course will be closed off on both sides for about 40 meters. The chairlifts are freely accessible and open for winter sports guests. Jungfrau Railways will transport the teams, volunteers and media separately from the wintersport and also the guests of the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. The teams, volunteers and media will either be transported in an extra train or in a regular train in a separate part of the train.
All passengers, wintersports enthusiasts, guests and the people of Wengen are urgently requested to follow the Corona regulations.
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