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ClubHouse Bookings

Online booking for the clubhouse have been suspended.  Please login and see the bookings page for details.

22nd January 2021


AICC

The 14th Amateur Inter-Club Team Championship  which was due to be held by the DHO in Wengen has been postponed until next year.  It will now be held 10th – 12th March 2022 by the DHO.

12th January 2021


Lauberhorn Cancelled

The Lauberhorn Race has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  swissinfor.ch

12th January 2021


SWiss Covid Update

News: UK and South Africa

Following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the UK and South Africa, the Federal Council today decided to take steps to prevent the further spread of this new virus strain:

  • Retroactive quarantine: All persons who have entered Switzerland from these two countries since 14 December must go into quarantine.

  • Entry ban: The Federal Council has also introduced a general entry ban for all foreign nationals seeking to enter Switzerland from the UK and South Africa. This is intended in particular to stop travel from these countries for tourism purposes.

 

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health Travel Page

Kanton Bern - Mandatory Quarantine Reporting Page

 21st December 2020


100 Years AGO

WINTER SPORTS IN SWITZERLAND


Alpine winters which begin with a heavy snowfall in October often redress the balance by rain at Christmas. This year a wonderful summer outstayed its welcome, and the autumn tints and cloudless skies did not console the anxious hotelkeepers for a complete lack of snow. All things come to an end, and punctually on December 1 heavy snowfall delighted the anxious watchers. Just enough snow fell to satisfy the ski-runners. ....   

Read the full article that appeared in The Times in 1920

18th December 1920 (The Times)


Kandahar Flat

The flat is available for booking!  Skiing , Working from Home or just a break? 

15th December 2020


Inferno Cancelled


The following announcement has been posted on the Inferno Office website on Monday 7th December:

"What was becoming apparent in the past few weeks is unfortunately now a certainty. The necessary restrictions due to Covid-19 means that the Inferno ski races cannot be held from January 20-23, 2021.

We have examined a possible postponement of the races to the end of March / beginning of April 2021. Unfortunately, it cannot be assumed that the situation will have improved so that events of our size will be possible again. In addition, there is the problem that sections of the Inferno descent can be endangered by the wet snow avalanches that we have in spring. It is also questionable whether cross-country skiing would be at all possible due to the snow conditions. These are the reasons that have led us to decide against postponing the races but unfortunately means the Inferno Races 2021 have been cancelled...

...Start places drawn for 2021 will not be transferred to 2022.

The 78th Int. Inferno ski races will take place from January 19-22 in 2022. Online registration will be open from June 2021. We're already looking forward to seeing you again."

The Kandahar Ski Club will inform members about their refund process in due course.   Further information will follow when it is available.

7th December 2020


Oriental Club EXPRESS

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You can now enjoy the food from the Oriental Club's kitchens, delivered to your home.  Designed as generous servings for two people, or two meals for one person.  Delivery anywhere in the UK Mainland.  From £37.50.

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The Oriental Club are delighted to extend this service to Kandahar Ski Club members at Member prices, which equates to a 15% discount on those quoted.  If you log in, you can access the  discount code.   To order click here  or use the QR code in this PDF.   

https://oriental-club-express.myshopify.com/


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2nd December 2020


2021 Veterans Skihabilitation Week

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James Troup  is hoping to take 26 severely wounded Veterans on a Skihabilitation week at Klosters in March 2021, to start their rehabilitation with Supporting Wounded Veterans.  He is acting as a Ski Buddy on the week and would like your support through JustGiving, where further details can be found.

SWV Klosters

2nd December 2020

AGM

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The AGM took place on the the 27th of November using a Zoom Webinar.  A video of the event can be found here.  (You must be logged in to view it.)

28th November 2020


Club Photographic Competition 2020

 

Son down - Nigel Fawkes - 3rd Place - Alpine

The winners were announced at the AGM  and can be viewed from the Member's Area  along with all this year's entries.

1st December 2020 


Schilthornbahn 20XX

Schilthornbahn 20XX

The videos of the planned Schilthornbahn developments can be found here

28th November 2020


Canada's Kandahar Run

Cleeves Dominic and Sam in 1992

Canada's Kandahar Run, Monashees 1993 by Cleeves Palmer

19th November 2020


Inferno 2021

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On the 28th of October, the Swiss Government suspended all events with more thant 50 people.  The Inferno committee will make a final decision on the event at the end of November.  As and when there are any changes to the current plan, Inferno entrants will be notified via email and the K website will be updated.     Inferno Office News has the latest information. 

3rd November 2020


VISITING Mürren?

Some websites that might provide useful information:

20th October 2020



Junior Training

There will be training for young members (under 18s)  in Mürren from Christmas until after the New Year, and for the half term week 14th to 20th February 2021.  Please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Both periods are vulnerable to travel restrictions resulting from the pandemic, however, expressions of interest will help our planning.
 
Please note that Mark Berry will also be available for adult sessions over the New Year period.
 
This is for visitors to Mürren and is not a formal residential "camp".   Full residential training camps are offered by  Kandahar Racing 

 

20th October 2020 


Oriental Club

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The Oriental Club open - Reservations necessary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Oriental Club Coronavirus Update


New rollingstock on The Mürrenbahn

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In order to meet the requirements of the Disability Act, the old trains will be replaced with low modern ones by 2023.  The stations and workshop will be modernised with the large scale renovation of the train line.  The first train of the three trains will be in operation by summer next year.

 


UNDER 35's - ORIENTAL EVENTS

The Oriental Club is putting on a large selection of events for their Under 35's and they have cordially invited all Kandahar members under 35 to participate.  Giles Milner is co-ordinating this - so please contact him This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


 

 

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