Thursday, October 30, 2008

Infinity Downhill Race

Zermatt has announced that it will stage the "Infinity Race" which it is dubbing "The World’s Biggest Drop" on December 14th. Starting from the 3,800 metre peak, the highest served by lifts in Europe, at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, competitors will descend windy 2,200 vertical metres course via Garten, Furgg and Furi to finish in the town of Zermatt at 1,600m after a 10km run.
To be eligible for participation, competitors must ski, snowboard or telemark down the course.
An event for friends and families just before the Christmas holiday season. The competition has no entry fee, a valid ski pass is enough. The race will have a Le Mans style start: Those interested in winning the event start at the front, in the second zone are those competitors who are looking for a fast personal time, and finally everyone who's participating for the fun of it.
Families can win the event, when a child under the age of 12 takes part, the time is divided by 3.