OUTLOOK 78th INTERNATIONAL INFERNO-RACES 2022
The 78th International Inferno Races will take place from 19th – 22nd January 2022. Online registration for the races is open. Bernhard Spörri joins the Organising Committee (OC) as Vice President. In addition, Migros SportxX will now support the event as Presenting Partner.
2020 FINANCIAL YEAR RESULT
After a very promising start, the 2020 financial year at was dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, matching the good prior-year figures proved far beyond reach. Both revenue and passenger figures contracted by around 45% in total. The company nevertheless succeeded in generating a positive cash flow. The Board of Directors proposes to forego the payment of a dividend.
2020 FINANCIAL YEAR: DOMINATED BY COVID-19
Schilthorn Cableway Ltd. looks back on a mixed 2020 financial year. A promising start to the year was abruptly interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company's gastronomy and retail operations were particularly hard hit by the restrictive measures and the absence of guests from abroad.
78th INTERNATIONAL INFERNO RACES 2021 CANCELLED
The International Inferno Races from 20th – 23rd January 2021 have been cancelled. The restrictions for major events that have been put in place by the authorities due to Covid-19 means the races cannot be held. A postponement is not planned. The entry fees will be 100 percent refunded.
STECHELBERG - MÜRREN: WORLD'S STEEPEST AERIAL CABLEWAY
Running between Stechelberg and Mürren, the SCHILTHORN CABLEWAY 20XX project will culminate in the steepest aerial cableway in the world. Achieving a maximum gradient exceeding 159%, the new cable car system will transport up to 800 passengers per hour and can carry up to 2.5 tonnes of cargo as underload in regular operation.
SCHILTHORNBAHN 20XX PROJECT STILL ON TRACK
The SCHILTHORNBAHN 20XX project is still on track. Of the four remaining objections, only one is currently pending. Schilthornbahn AG expects a solution by the end of the year. The agreement “A heart for Gimmelwald” was drawn up with the residents of Gimmelwald.
78TH INFERNO-RACES 2021 WITH A STRONG INTERNATIONAL FIELD SOLD OUT
The 78th International Inferno-Races from January 20th -23rd 2021 are now sold out. Around 300 more competitors have registered for the downhill race than the maximum number of participants allowed. Numerous top ski racers from Switzerland and abroad will be in the starting gate.
INTERNATIONAL INFERNO RACES 2021: PLAN B IN RESERVE
The Swiss Government announced that events with more than 1,000 people will be permitted to resume from the beginning of October. This ruling means that the Inferno Races from 20 – 23 January 2021 may go ahead as usual. Nonetheless, the organising committee has considered all eventualities and drawn up a Plan B. Entry fees will be reimbursed in full if the event has to be cancelled.
EXPANSION 007 WALK OF FAME ON THE SCHILTHORN
On the Schilthorn ridge, the existing 007 Walk of Fame was expanded with four information boards. A total of 13 boards currently line the path.
PROJECT SCHILTHORN CABLEWAY 20XX - FURTHER MILESTONE REACHED
At the end of April, Schilthorn Cableway Ltd. submitted to the Federal Office of Transport the dossiers for the SCHILTHORN CABLEWAY 20XX planning approval application. This far-reaching project replaces the existing cableway facilities and stations. Construction is expected to commence in spring 2022. A project website has been set up at www.schilthornbahn20xx.ch.