Downhill Skiing World Cup Starting Point - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the starting point of the World Cup Downhill ski race in Wengen 2006. It was the day of the men's finals and the picture shows competitors and their teams preparing for the races.
Downhill Skiing World Cup Starting Point - FURTHER INFORMATION
Downhill Skiing World Cup Starting Point - Jungfrau visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Downhill Skiing World Cup Starting Point' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Bernese Oberland.
The starting point for the 2006 men's world championship downhill ski races was near the top of the Lauberhorn. The race heads down the Lauberhorn-Weltcup Abfhart run (black run number 45 on the piste map) all the way to Wengen. It is a 2.8 miles course, the longest on the World Cup skiing circuit, and winning times are in the region of 2minutes and 30 seconds. In 2006 this race was won by Daron Rahlves from the United States in a time of two minutes, 30.54 seconds.
Skiers get to this point on either the Wixi chair lift or via the Lauberhorn chair from Kleine Sheidegg is also near by. Behind the paddock is one of the many mountain huts in the area. This one is aptly called the 'Start Bar'.
These panoramas are also displayed on this Jungfrau Ski and Piste Map where you will find more information about this ski resort.