This spectacular ski race was started back in 1928 by 5 Brits from Murren's Kandahar Club and now has an important place on the annual ski calendar as one of the biggest and most popular amateur ski races in the world. The course is just under 15km long, starting just under the Schilthorn (think James Bond On Her Majesty's Secret Service at 2790m and finishing right down in the valley at Lauterbrunnen 2000m vertically below. The winner hurtles down in about 15 minutes but there's plenty of competition - with up to 1800 skiers taking part. The event has become big business for the village of Murren, with other events in the lead up and a massive Swiss party afterwards.
The 2016 race will be the 73rd running of the event.
Next Scheduled Date for 72nd Inferno Race - Murren - Switzerland : 18-21 Jan 2017
Official 72nd Inferno Race - Murren - Switzerland Website: www.inferno-muerren.ch
Detailed review of the Swiss ski resort of Murren. Includes detail on the slopes, the town itself, all the links you need, and some useful local knowledge.
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