The DHO Journal is an annual magazine sent to members each autumn. It is usually just under 100 pages long, A4 in size and contains the previous season’s race results, numerous photographs, reports and articles covering subject matter relating to skiing, Wengen and its surroundings.
The editor, Brian Bollen, has had a strong connection with Wengen for more than 40 years, since first arriving in town on June 17 1974 to spend the summer season working as a hall porter in the Grand Hotel Palace & National (aka The Palace).
Although not a skier, he is a highly experienced writer and editor, who learnt his trade at the Financial Times Group before becoming a full-time freelance in January 1993.
He has written about skiing, most notably the Lauberhorn World Cup ski races for the FT, and for the DHO Journal since the 2013 edition, when he covered the Inferno races for the first time.
Like his illustrious predecessors, he is always on the look-out for articles both from members of the club and from outside the DHO, aiming to include anything that might interest members and potential new members.
The DHO Journal is regarded by many as the best ski magazine in the Alps. The editor’s aim is to continue developing a “coffee table” style of magazine to be enjoyed by all its readers. It is a combination of a document of record and a document of some style and someimes even wit, reflecting the DHO's history and traditions, and occasionally nudging it in the general direction of the future.
Even in this relentlessly digital age, its traditional presentation to new members marks a clear rite of passage between the outside world and the DHO.