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Lauberhorn and Tschuggen.jpg
The Lauberhorn and its downhill course with the Tschuggen (right)
Highest point
Elevation2,472 m (8,110 ft)
Prominence122 m (400 ft) [1]
Isolation0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi)
Parent peakTschuggen
Coordinates46°35′32.9″N 7°56′52.6″E / 46.592472°N 7.947944°E / 46.592472; 7.947944Coordinates: 46°35′32.9″N 7°56′52.6″E / 46.592472°N 7.947944°E / 46.592472; 7.947944
Lauberhorn is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
LocationBern, Switzerland
Parent rangeBernese Alps

The Lauberhorn is a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, located between Wengen and Grindelwald, north of the Kleine Scheidegg. Its summit is at an elevation of 2,472 m (8,110 ft) above sea level.

Lauberhorn ski races[edit]

The mountain is best known for the Lauberhorn World Cup alpine ski races, held annually in mid-January above Wengen. The downhill course is currently (as of 2016) the longest in the world; its length of 4.48 km (2.78 mi) results in run times of two and a half minutes.

The Lauberhorn ski races (downhill, slalom, and combined) are among the highest-attended winter sports events in the world, attracting around 30,000 spectators each year.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps and Google Earth. The key col is located north of the summit at 2,350 m.

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