24 – 27 January 2024
The international Inferno Race is, indeed, legendary. Every January, 1,850 skiers venture down the 14.9 km course. In fine weather it begins below the Schilthorn, continuing from there to Mürren and ending 1,990 metres lower down in Lauterbrunnen. The downhill run is not just hellishly steep, it also alternates flatter sections with a couple of ascents that require skating skills. On average, a proficient skier will usually cover the technically and physically challenging run in some 45 minutes, with the very best finishing in less than a quarter of an hour.