What is the fastest downhill ski race?

What is the fastest downhill ski race?

The Alpine skiing men’s downhill event holds the distinction as the sport’s fastest and most dangerous discipline. With its swooping blind turns, heavy compressions and high-speed jumps, the downhill is an all-out brawl against the laws of physics in the name of speed.

How steep is the Streif?

The Streif is a source of pride and fame for the town of Kitzbühel. It’s 3312 m (2,058 mi) long, incredibly technically difficult, insanely steep (with a maximum grade of 85% (40.4 degrees), and drops for a vertical of 860 m (2,822 ft).

How long is the Inferno ski race?

The race is the longest Downhill in the world starting from the Schilthorn at 2,970m and finishing, when conditions permit, in Lauterbrunnen at 800m, a course of over 14.9km. The race is so popular that it is limited to 1,850 competitors, starting at 12 second intervals throughout the day.

What is the Wengen downhill?

The Wengen downhill is the oldest, longest and fastest on the men’s World Cup circuit, and one of those titles coveted by the speed freaks, like a grand slam in tennis or a major in golf. Its honors board is a who’s who of downhill daredevils over the years.

What is the best Downhill World Cup race?

Wengen Downhill World Cup Race – Lauberhorn The word ‘classic’ is often over-used, but not in the case of this race. Set on the slopes of Lauberhorn above the Swiss resort of Wengen, this is a race that has the lot – history, drama and the best scenery on the world cup calendar.

Who won the Lauberhorn downhill race?

Being the longest downhill on the World Cup circuit, it still meant the Lauberhorn race was one and a half minutes long, and 30 year old Swiss skier Patrick Keung took advantage to claim victory.

What to do in Wengen?

Alpine charm – Car-free Wengen is a mix of timber-clad chalets and 19th century hotels perched on a shelf above the Lauterbrunnen valley. Sky’s the limit – Fighter jets from the Swiss Air Force (the “Patrouille Suisse”) traditionally fly display flights during the Lauberhorn race weekend.