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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 19 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 […]

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 […]