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The Downhill Drama of Wengen
High over the Lauterbrunnen Valley (and opposite Mürren) is the alpine village of Wengen—the famous home to the annual winter Lauberhorn World Cup downhill ski race. This racecourse, which has been in use since 1930 and is the oldest course on the World Cup circuit, is also known as one of the most physically demanding: nearly three miles long, and punctuated by a wicked jump, the Hundschopf regularly allows skiers to reach speeds of 100 miles per hour. Little wonder that the event draws some 30,000 cheering, flag-waving, spectator-enthusiasts to the otherwise quiet town of Wengen. To learn more about winter and summer sporting events in the Jungfrau Region / Schilthorn, visit here.
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