Mürren, the cradle of Alpine ski racing and home of the Kandahar Ski Racing Club, launches the Mürren Kandahar Snowsport Festival from December 18 to 20. This new family-friendly pre-Christmas ski racing festival guarantees an exciting start to the season at an affordable price. Three-
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The new Mürren Kandahar Snowsport Festival sees the car-free village revive its historic role as innovator in Alpine winter sport. With the Eiger and Jungfrau for a backdrop in the beautiful Bernese Oberland, the races will include a classic Giant Slalom, a freeride (off-piste) contest for skiers and boarders, and a GS/SkiCross ‘combi’ race. Stay until Sunday Dec 22nd and enter another SkiCross race organised by the Mürren Ski School.
18th December 2013: Giant Slalom
19th December 2013: Peter Lunn All-Terrain Challenge (Freeride contest for skiers and snowboarders)
20th December 2013: Combi Race (Giant slalom with elements of SkiCross)
Rates:Inclusive prices (converted from Swiss francs at current rate): Mürren Tourist Office is offering discounted packages of accommodation, ski pass, ski rental and access to Mürren’s new Alpine spa. 3 nights/3 days hotel half board, ski hire, lift pass and spa use from £370 (£195 for children up to age 16). 5 nights/5 days from £580 (£300). Lower prices for those not needing ski hire. Race entry is £31 per race.
Travel:Fly to Zurich or Geneva with Swiss (www.swiss.com) from £56 one way, including ski equipment. By train and cable car to Mürren (3 hours from Zurich, 3hrs 45 from Geneva) with a Swiss Rail Pass transfer ticket (www.swisspasses.com): £89 per adult, accompanied children up to age 16 travel free. Rail timetables from www.sbb.ch