Lauberhorn

The Lauberhorn is a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, located between Wengen and Grindelwald, north of the Kleine Scheidegg. Its summit is at an elevation of 2,472 m (8,110 ft) above sea level.

Lauberhorn
Lauberhorn and Tschuggen.jpg
The Lauberhorn and its downhill course with the Tschuggen (right)
Highest point
Elevation2,472 m (8,110 ft)
Prominence122 m (400 ft) [1]
Isolation0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi)
Parent peakTschuggen
Coordinates46°35′32.9″N 7°56′52.6″E / 46.592472°N 7.947944°E / 46.592472; 7.947944Coordinates: 46°35′32.9″N 7°56′52.6″E / 46.592472°N 7.947944°E / 46.592472; 7.947944
Geography
Lauberhorn is located in Switzerland
Lauberhorn
Lauberhorn
Location in Switzerland
LocationBern, Switzerland
Parent rangeBernese Alps

Lauberhorn ski racesEdit

The mountain is best known for the Lauberhorn World Cup alpine ski races, held annually in mid-January above Wengen. The downhill course is currently (as of 2016) the longest in the world; its length of 4.48 km (2.78 mi) results in run times of two and a half minutes.

The Lauberhorn ski races (downhill, slalom, and combined) are among the highest-attended winter sports events in the world, attracting around 30,000 spectators each year.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps and Google Earth. The key col is located north of the summit at 2,350 m.

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