The Downhill Only Club

The Director’s Office, Imperial Hotel,
London WC1H 0DG


Current and Old News from the DHO

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 […]

St Bernard’s Church will be shut until the Sunday Before Christmas

The Reverend Jim Perry, Seasonal Mission Manager at the International Church Society, which looks after the secondmement of Vicars to St Bernard’s English Church in Wengen, has contacted the DHO to advise that due to the continuing restrictions on travel from/to the UK, it has had to take the decision to cancel its Summer Season […]

Possible ways for DHO members to support the business community in Wengen

All of the businesses in Wengen are struggling and some may not survive. Here are some suggestions as to what DHO members could do to help support the business community in Wengen. Things that could be done now: Donate to the Molitor support fund https://www.lokalhelden.ch/molitor; this longstanding local business has launched a crowdfunding site seeking […]

Chemmy’s Ski Workout for the DHO

It’s never too soon to start training for the next ski season, join 4 time Olympian Chemmy Alcott for a 45 minute training session Online training Chemmy and DHO Zoom Ski Fitness Time: Every Wednesday at 11:30 AM London UK Join Zoom Meeting Cost £7.50 per session  Pay via PayPal Here’s 15 minutes to get […]

Devastating Fohn Wind Severely Damages Lauberhorn Start Bar 23/11/2019

The Berner Zeitung reports today a very high föhn wind in the Jungfrau region yesterday. This has caused a lot of damage to the Lauberhorn Start Bar. The storm is thought to have had gusts more than 220 kph (135 mph). Although wind speed sensors stopped working at 200kph. The live camera on top of […]


The president of the Downhill Only Club invites you to a Celebratory Party to mark the retirement ofIngrid Christophersen, MBE Friday 22nd November 2019, 7.30pmElizabethan SuiteImperial HotelRussell SquareLondon, WC18 5BB Tickets £30 to include Buffet supper As doubtless many of you are already aware, Ingie (Ingrid) retired from the DHO Racing & Training (R&T) this […]

September 5th 2019

Mike Austin (stalwart DHO Member and cancer survivor) is speaking at a special event to mark 50 years since the then Rt Hon Edward Heath won the Sydney-Hobart race aboard “Morning Cloud”.   The event will take place in the grounds of Edward Heath’s former home near Salisbury Cathedral on 5th September 2019 details can be found  […]

Bumps Lift fighting for survival we need to use it !

Once again the bumps lift is struggling to survive. This is not the first time that the Bumps Lift has had financial problems, you can read the full story in Swiss German here.  Basically the lift needs about 90,000 uses a year to stay in the black. Currently it’s getting around fifty to sixty thousand which […]