Guess the top speed on the Hundschopf
When the professionals compete against each other at the international Lauberhorn Races for the best time at Wengen in the Bernese Oberland from 13-15 January, the resort is in the focus of the world of skiing. And once again, SWISS will be there as official airline and the biggest fan of the event, too.
We are particularly looking forward to the Lauberhorn Downhill. At around 4,500 metres, the Lauberhorn Downhill is the longest route in the Ski World Cup. And with the legendary jump on the Hundschopf, it offers a particular highlight for skiers and audiences
The professionals ski against a fabulous backdrop with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, covering the distance between the starting gate and the finish line in just 2:30 minutes. Speed is essential to end up on the winners' podium – and you could be a winner too. In this case, not of the Lauberhorn price, but of two flight tickets in SWISS Business.
The highest speed ever recorded on a section of the course was over a dizzying 160 kilometres an hour. We want you to tell us what the top speed at the 2023 Hundschopf jump will be. If your guess comes the closest, or if you are lucky enough to guess the correct speed, then with a little bit of luck you could win two tickets in SWISS Business to a SWISS destination of your choice – Get #ReadyForTakeOff!
And you'll be able to check whether you guessed correctly live on Swiss TV (SRF 2). The skiers' speeds will be announced there during the live transmission.
You have until the race starts at 12.30 pm on 14.1.2023 to enter the competition.
Guess the top speed of the Hundschopf jump now
Life on the runway
Pilot and ski racer. Two completely different careers, you would think. But if you take a closer look, you will find a surprising number of similarities. Pilots Fabian and Alex and ski racers Yannick* and Niels talked to us about life on the runway, preparing for take-off, turbulence on the route and their choice of profession - and about whether they would have the courage to do each other's job for a day.
*As Yannick is currently still recovering from a fall, he will unfortunately not be able to take part in the Lauberhorn races - we therefore wish him a good and speedy recovery!
A question of speed
Taking off from the Hundschopf or a runway. On skis or in the cockpit. Our experts share with you how professionals master the challenging jump in the Lauberhorn Races and what take-off feels like in the cockpit of a passenger aircraft.