New Snowsport Festival Launched by Mürren and Kandahar Club

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-

night packages are priced from £370 (£195 for children up to 16yrs) for ½-board accommodation, ski hire, lift pass and use of the new Alpine Spa.  Five-night packages are from £580/£300 on the same basis, with discounts for those not needing ski hire.  Race details/registration: http://murrenkandaharrace.com (http://murrenkandaharrace.com/)

Professionally organised and controlled to the highest safety standards, this is an international all-comers/all-ages event. Previous ski racing experience is not needed and there are prizes for different categories.

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.

Programme:

18th December 2013: Giant Slalom
19th December 2013: Peter Lunn All-Terrain Challenge (Freeride contest for skiers and snowboarders). Off-piste ski experience required.
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

More Information:Race details and registration:http://murrenkandaharrace.com

Accommodation/ski packages: call +41 33 856 86 86 or email info@muerren.ch Ask for Sandra or Monika.

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