Inferno, the overview:
The Inferno captain was emotional and exhausted in the final run up to the race. What a job she did! Thank you Tessa. We (the Inferno Team & its supporters) were getting excited. I took a nervous potential team member over on the Monday to Murren for a course inspection / introduction. Sadly due to all sorts of normal life she couldn’t race. This resulted in me using a GoPro to film my run and chat through the course a little.
Here it is:
This was thanks to Emma at the Story Creatives, you can check our all sorts of films about our beloved Wengen and Skiing on her YouTube Channel,
The Saturday morning of Inferno always starts with a picture of me in my turtle green thermals. I’m sure everyone loves this! Jonathan and virgins Alex, Natalie and Rory, had an early start; they were finished before most of us got up! Last year Toby had been a fore-runner, he had enjoyed that first thing in the morning corduroy snow, with good visibility and no ruts! This year Toby joined us mortals in the afternoon. Now he agrees with me it is a different course after a 1000+ Inferno racers have skied. He was rather delighted that his experience won through and he still beat his brother’s fore-runner time.
It was quite a day. The week before quite emotional too. Mark missed out on training and the race, crashing on route to meet the DHO Inferno team. Get well soon Mark. Sadly on the day, Tim thought the start looked fast and clean, he took it a little too fast! So it’s get well soon to Tim too.
The Eastwood Trophy
Introduced last year, the brain child of Dermot; an exciting, exhilarating race that would appeal to the fastest and youngest of skiers. We were delighted to name the Trophy after our much loved Wengen couple Bob & Rachel Eastwood. Thanks for all you’ve done guys. Some of us have dreams of taking the race over the Hundschopf! Not yet. However our Super Giant Slalom (Super G or SG) from the Lauberhorn Start Hut down round the first corner over the Russi Sprung past the reservoir and down the end of the traverse schuss was fantastic! Wow what a treat. We love it.
A fantastic experience. This year we had 1st second and third place prizes sponsored by Ski Set https://www.skihirewengen.com/, thank you Colin (and family). I was exceedingly proud that Lachlan was able and pleased to fore-run on the course. Our second fore-runner was Colin, the Ski Set sponsor. I use the word again, Sadly we also wish Colin a speedy recovery. He crashed on the course, tomahawking off-piste towards who knows where! A dramatic helicopter rescue followed and then we got on with the race. Once the skiing began properly we whizzed through the numbers and the course. A very fast Peter was victorious, 2nd and 3rd were very close. Well done to all.
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Sorry I missed last week’s blog.
This coming week is our Club’s 95th Anniversary week. Here’s the programme:
From palindrome day 02022020 (At time of writing, that’s today)
Our 95th Anniversary Week!
Raffle tickets available all week, prize draw Friday 6:30pm
|Day (Time)||What||Where||Further info|
|Office/ Social Hour||DHO Club Room
|A members club, but your welcome to come and investigate|
|Drinks out together
|Maya Caprice||Come along, visit the bar and stay for dinner?
Booking required individually
|Bumps T-Bar||10chf entry
|Drinks out again,
Bottom of the Figeler Slope
|Knocked out in the first round, don’t forget your free drink|
|Maennlichen Race Piste
Red run 3
2 Runs, combined time
|Drinks Party in the DHO||DHO Club Room
Next to the bank
|10chf on the door
All welcome, bring your friends, come in for the first time
Details available from Tuesday evening
|Due to current Conditions, location tbc Tuesday evening.|
|McMillan Prize Giving||DHO Club Room||Come and get your prize|
7pm till late
|95th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Dance||Hotel Regina||A ticketed event. Black or Club tie, crown themed
We’ve skiing together for 95 years.
|Raffle Prize Draw||DHO Club Room||Raffle tickets – 5chf each, buy 4 get one free. Available all week|
Come and say hello in the Club Room one evening.
Come skiing one day, ski programme available here: https://www.downhillonly.com/ski-leading/
& of course get your membership card, sign up for races; get your raffle tickets etc.
I look forward to seeing any and all of you who are around, enjoy your weeks and stay safe!