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Current and Old News from the DHO

Bruce Sutherland

Just as the Journal was going to press, we heard the sad news that Bruce Sutherland had died. Being too late for inclusion in this years Journal but with nearly 11 months before the next Journal, a brief notification follows. Bruce was a nationally well known chartered accountant, who specialised in dealing with privately owned […]

DHO Book review – Silverview by John le Carré

Title: Silverview Author: John le Carré Pp: 208 Publisher: Viking (an imprint of Penguin Books) Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-0-241-55006-9 Silverview is John le Carré’s 26th published novel, of which I was privileged to receive an advance copy under strict embargo, in order to prepare a review for the DHO Journal 2021, but the book’s planned […]

Looking Forwards: James Riddell’s Adventurous Life on and off the Snow

Title: Looking Forwards: James Riddell’s Adventurous Life on and off the Snow Author & Publisher: Alison Riddell ISBN: 978-1-80049-238-7   James (Jimmy) Riddell is a name that older members are more likely to recognise than the younger cohort, but this book will have a clear appeal to readers of all ages with an interest in […]

A video from Wengen

If you are anything like me you are missing Wengen, but those in the village are missing us as well it seems, today we have a musical video to go with the press release, so watch the video, read the words and spot a popular DHO location. then if you like it feel free to […]

Lots of snow on the Lauberhorn -unfortunately no spectators

An important test shortly before the 91st International Lauberhorn Races in Wengen has been passed: The snow inspection by the International Ski Federation FIS. The organizers are looking forward to exciting ski races in the Alpine World Cup despite the tough Corona conditions. They ask all ski fans to watch the races on TV due […]

DHO Clubroom Closed – Led Skiing still available

In accordance with the current Covid-19 guidelines in place here in Wengen and across Switzerland, the DHO Clubroom will be closed for all social activity until January 22nd, 2021 at the earliest. Arrangements for beyond that date will be advised as soon as possible and displayed here. Registration for the Coggins group is still available. […]

Going to Wengen

Dear DHO Members, I am sorry to write to you with more bad news so close to Christmas, but the prospects of a trip to Wengen this season are now looking bleak. This morning brought the news that Switzerland (like many other European countries) has banned passenger flights from the UK, as a result of […]

David Cornwell RIP

  David Cornwell, a longstanding member of the DHO arguably best known as novelist John Le Carré, has passed away in Cornwall, aged 89, on the evening of December 12 after a short illness (not Covid-19 related, but pneumonia).   “Our hearts go out to his four sons, their families and to his dear wife, […]

Winter 2020/21 Club Room Procedure

Welcome to your Winter! Our current guidelines for our private gathering: We will gather from 1700 to 1800hrs & 1800 to 1900hrs There will 2 people with overall responsibility, providing information and maximising safety. · 10 people maximum at any given time (this includes the 2 responsible persons · Masks to be worn upon initial […]

Wengen voted best ski-resort in Europe

The Ski-Club of Great Britain industry awards saw Wengen awarded the title of best European Resort at the recent industry awards ceremony held in London. The event was hosted by Chemmy Alcot , former 4 times downhill Olympian (and DHO member) and the winners were either voted by Ski-Club members or were determined by Net […]