Three races, three days with best racing weather. In addition, Beat Feuz with his third downhill victory on the Lauberhorn provides for an excellent atmosphere on the mountain and for an exuberant ski party in the evening in the village of Wengen. The race weekend was launched with the victory of Austrian Matthias Mayer in the Alpine Combined. It was rounded off by a spectacular slalom, won for the second time in a row by Frenchman Clement Noel.
It is a racing weekend to the taste of the organizers of the International Lauberhorn Races. 61,000 spectators were present live in Wengen. It is particularly pleasing that all VIP areas and grandstands were completely sold out. These figures underline the enormous popularity of the Lauberhorn races.
Remarkable helpers with night-time deployment
Already at three o'clock on Saturday morning, 400 soldiers, civilian protectors and volunteers were on duty. By hand, they freed the Lauberhorn run from the fallen snow with snow blowers and, above all, shovels and skis. In earlier years, large machines were used in Langentrejen or in the Seilersboden. Not so this year. It makes the performance of the piste crews even more impressive.
Just in time for lunch, the downhill slope was again in excellent condition. After a ride in bright sunshine, the downhill skiers praised in the finish area - even those with higher bibs. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the approximately 1800 volunteers, civil protection personnel and soldiers for their commitment to the International Lauberhorn Races.
Ski legends celebrate their anniversary with
Kristian Ghedina, the course record holder on the downhill, Ivica Kostelic, the World Cup record winner in Wengen and other great international legends such as Karl Schranz and Henri Duvillard celebrated the 90th International Lauberhorn Race together with Swiss ski legends such as Walter Tresch, Mike von Grünigen, Didier Défago, Peter Müller and many more. The presentation of their original racing equipment on Saturday on the stage in the village of Wengen brought back fond memories for many ski fans and amazement and enthusiasm for many young people.