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Lauberhorn race The most important ski race of the year – in numbers

A Swiss skiier during the 2018 FIS Ski World Cup in Wengen

The 88th event is expected to attract 50,000 ski enthusiasts.


Here are some of the facts and figures about the Lauberhorn ski race this weekend in the Swiss resort of Wengen. 

There are a lot of superlatives to describe the Lauberhorn ski race. It's the oldest and longest race of the International Ski Federation's Ski World Cup, and the most important sporting event in the Jungfrau ski region. It draws one of the largest audiences on Swiss television – more than one million viewers.

Clearly, the race is an extraordinary event, but here are some concrete figures to help grasp its magnitude – and that of the resources it takes to organise it – even better.

the 88th Lauberhorn race in numbers
(Kai Reusser /


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