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Wengen (Switzerland)

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By: Carlo Piccinelli

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The thrill of getting off on one of the longest and most difficult slopes in the world of skiing is an unforgettable emotion. Even if you are not an expert skier get off the slopes in total safely along the walls, the diagonal and wide curves, in order to appreciate the difficulty athletes of the descent, have to face to reach the finish line is unforgettable. It's enough some data to understand the difficulty of this slope. Length 4480 m, maximum speed 160 km/h, average time about 2 minutes and a half with maximum slopes of 42 degrees. The starting point on Lauberhorn Mountain at 2315 m altitude after a 1028 m of difference goes close to the town of Wengen at 1287 m. From Grindelwald valley to Lauterbrunnen valley in Jungfrau region you can ski in front of the historic mountaineering mountains such as Eiger (3967 m), Jungfraujoch (3471 m), that can be reached by train passing through Eiger and Monch (4105 m). The most spectacular points of this descent are the jump of Hundshopf between the rocks and the passage in the narrow Wasserstation tunnel, a passage under the railway line that connects Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg. A track that at least once in the life the ski lovers must do.
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