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Skier at the Inferno Downhill race in action
Skier at the Inferno Downhill race in action

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OUTLOOK 78th INTERNATIONAL INFERNO-RACES 2022

The 78th International Inferno Races will take place from 19th – 22nd January 2022. Online registration for the races is open. Bernhard Spörri joins the Organising Committee (OC) as Vice President. In addition, Migros SportxX will now support the event as Presenting Partner.

The first preparations for the 78th International Inferno Races have started. The races will take place from 19th – 22nd January 2022. As usual, the Inferno week starts with the night cross-country race on Wednesday evening and ends on Saturday with the infamous Inferno Downhill. On Thursday, an XXL giant slalom is planned again in the coming edition. Online registration is open. Interested racers can still register until 15th September 2021 at www.inferno-muerren.ch. The number of participants is limited. Women and men born in 2004 or later are eligible to participate.

“Normal and complete" Inferno races are being planned

"After the cancellation in 2021, the OC's current planning assumes a normal and complete Inferno Race in 2022," Christoph Egger, OC President of the Inferno Races, holds out the prospect. "In addition to cross-country skiing, giant slalom and downhill, a comprehensive party programme is also being prepared," Egger continues.

New OC Vice President

The OC leadership has been completed again, two years after the resignation of Peter Ziswiler as Co-President, Bernhard Spörri will join the OC as Vice-President. The native of Mürren has long and close ties with the Inferno races. His father was already a member of the OC. Spörri himself was a participant and most recently a committed film-maker for the event. Today, the 55-year-old lives with his family in Thun.

Inferno new with a presenting partner

The Inferno races will be supported by a presenting partner for the first time at the upcoming edition: Migros Aare will act as a presenting partner with its SportxX brand for three years, from 2022 to 2024. "The OC Inferno Races is delighted about the cooperation and support of Migros SportxX," says Egger about the upcoming collaboration. 

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Schilthorn Cableway Ltd is based in Interlaken 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 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