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Inferno downhill racer in front of Schilthorn - Piz Gloria
Inferno downhill racer in front of Schilthorn - Piz Gloria

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International Inferno-Races 2022: Competitive sports stand in the foreground

The 78th International Inferno-Races from 19 - 22 January 2022 have been approved. However, due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the programme will be adjusted slightly. The focus will be on the sports competitions. In particular, the supporting programme since the planned festivities will be limited.

The authorities in Interlaken have approved the 78th International Inferno-Races shortly before the turn of the year. However, due to the acute situation surrounding the Omikron virus mutation, the organising committee has been forced to adjust the programme. The focus of the planning will therefore be on the sports competitions. There will be only a reasonable number of refreshment stands and no parties at all. "The aim is to offer the participants and all the helpers as much safety as possible," confirms OC President Christoph Egger. "However, we hope to be able to hold the races successfully in this form," Egger continues.

Modified programme for the 78th International Inferno-Races:

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

  • Cross-country race according to the programme
  • Public refreshment in the finish area.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

  • Giant slalom according to programme.

Friday, 21 January 2022

All festivities such as the Super3-Apéro, the Devil's Club-Apéro as well as the Inferno parade with subsequent devil burning and diamond honours have been cancelled.

Saturday, 22 January 2022

  • Downhill according to programme
  • Start: Kleines Schilthorn, Finish: Winteregg
  • Catering in the finish area
  • From 6 p.m.: Diamond presentation around the ice rink at the Alpine Sports Centre, Mürren
  • Immediately afterwards from 6.30 p.m.: Award ceremonies Inferno Downhill and Inferno Super Combined
  • Food and drink in the evening around the ice rink at the Alpine Sports Centre, Mürren.

The award ceremonies will be a little shorter and less extensive than usual. The festival zones and finish areas will be cordoned off at each competition in accordance with the COVID protection concept. Certificate checks will be controlled and enforced by the Broncos. Masks are compulsory in all indoor areas, as well as for the approach of the racers to the start. Masks are not compulsory on the course and in the finish area, but masks will be provided.

In cooperation with the pharmacy Dr. Portmann Interlaken, a test centre will be available on site. All helpers and racers will have the opportunity to be tested there

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Schilthorn Cableway Ltd is based in Stechelberg and connects the Lauterbrunnen valley from Stechelberg with the car-free mountain villages of Gimmelwald and Mürren, continuing via Birg station to the Schilthorn summit at 2970 m.a.s.l. In front of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the Schilthorn region offers numerous activities for guests from all over the globe. The Schilthorn acquired international prominence through the filming of the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in 1968.

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Schilthorn Piz Gloria 2970 m

Schilthorn Cableway Ltd is based in Stechelberg and connects the Lauterbrunnen valley from Stechelberg with the car-free mountain villages of Gimmelwald and Mürren, continuing via Birg station to the Schilthorn summit at 2970 m.a.s.l. In front of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the Schilthorn region offers numerous activities for guests from all over the globe. The Schilthorn acquired international prominence through the filming of the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in 1968.

Schilthorn Cableway Ltd
Höheweg 2
CH-3800 Interlaken
Switzerland