NEW BLM Trains
The BLM trains that run between Grütschalp and Mürren are being replaced. The trains are being transported by road from Lauterbrunnen to Winteregg where their two halves are being assembled. The BLM is currently closed and will reopen on November 18th with the new rolling stock.
3rd November 2023
11th May 2023
7th May 2023
Don’t forget us for your summer trips…
MPI are known for our wide ski insurance cover and extensive knowledge of wintersports. But did you know our Insurances are for travel as a whole and wintersports is just one element?
We can help with short trips, longer trips and for those who go on multiple trips during the year, for individuals, couples or families, summer and winter.
Many of you enjoy the alpine scene during the summer months too and we thought we would let you know about our cover for summer alpine activities.
Road cycling - as standard under our policies – if you’re keen on those uphill slogs!
Mountain biking - amateur non-competitive low grade road and off road mountain biking, provided personal protection is worn – if downhill is more your thing.
Watersports - white water rafting up to level 3, kayaking & canoeing, SUP and canyoning – keeping cool in the alpine sun.
Via Ferrata and low level indoor and outdoor climbing - with instructors - if heights is your bag.
Also don’t forget insurance is still a necessity for your beach and city breaks too – it doesn’t all need to be adrenalin filled!!
If there are other activities you would like to have covered you can always call us on 01428 778000 or just go online for our online discount and a donation to Kandahar - http://retail.mpibrokers.com/kandahar
30th April 2023
Cleeves Palmer and Liz Moore (DHO) between them had the idea of reviving DHO vs Kandahar races, for a cup to be called the 24/25 trophy (after the two centenaries coming up). The cup was originally won by Heinz von Allmen in the World Championship in 1934. He gave it to the DHO, who recently unearthed and recommissioned it.
Teams of approx 12 a side did a two run GS at Wengen (lauberhorn) on Thursday and similar at Murren (Winteregg) on Friday. The result was described by Cleeves as a ‘conclusive victory for the DHO’. Kandahar hoping to do better next year. Warm sunny weather both days.
20th March 2023
dave Ryding INterview
Will Lunn Interviewed Dave Ryding for the Kandahar Ski Club AGM.
2nd December 2022
World's Greatest Apfelkuchen
Fritz Gertsch, creator of the legendary apple pie and manager of the Gimmelen Restaurant retired at the the end of the season.
3rd April 2022
Dave RYDING visits Mürren
Kandahar member Dave "the Rocket" Ryding vistited Mürren to unveil a memorial commemorating the first slalom ran by Arnold Lunn, one hundred years ago.
Arnold Lunn CINE FILM
This piece of cine shot in Murren has recently been given to the Kandahar. We think it dates from the early 1950s and contains the only footage we have of Sir Arnold Lunn skiing.
The opening sequence is of curling and skating on the former enormous ice rink. Next we see Arnie accompanied by Philippa Hussey and another with skis climbing up to perhaps either the Hog’s Back or the top of Allmendhubel. Arnie is then filmed executing a Telemark turn in powder. The next shot is of Philippa and another traversing possibly on the Winteregg. Their picnic could be at the former Winteregg station. Arnie and party are then seen departing Mürren. There is an advertisement for a cinema (perhaps in Interlaken). The final shots are probably of Lake Thun.
If you can enlighten us as to the characters and places please do.
8th March 2021
Online booking for the clubhouse have been suspended. Please login and see the bookings page for details.
22nd January 2021
Oriental Club EXPRESS
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.
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.
2nd December 2020
Some websites that might provide useful information:
- Mürren Tourismus
- Einwohnergemeinde Lauterbrunnen Information - Lauterbrunnen Community - in German
- Schilthornbahn News
- Ski Pass price list
- Top4 Ski Pass
20th October 2020