The cash machines at the Schilthornbahn stations in the village and in Stechelberg have been removed due to the Schilthorn 20XX project works.  There are several machines in Lauterbrunnen.  Cashback is available with a debit card from the Co-op in the village.

27th July 2022

World's Greatest Apfelkuchen

Letzte Saison im Auftrag des weltbesten Apfelkuchens

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

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On April 1st, most Swiss COVID regulations were ceased. BAG Website

1st 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.

Skier and Snowboarder Magazine

AICC 2022

The 2022 AICC took place in Wengen, hosted by the DHO. 

Results and Startlists 

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 14th March 2022

Norwegian TV Interview

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During the Olympics, tvNorge, a Norwegian TV Station that is part of the Discovery+ group, recorded and transmitted this interview at the Oriental Club. 

 20th February 2022

New England Kandahar

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New England Kandahar Race will be run again on the 26th/27th of February at Mad River Glen in Vermont, USA.  This race was first run on 25th of March 1956 after having been set up by Roland Palmedo and others with the support of Arnold Lunn.  The original mens' trophy, a large silver bowl, was donated by the Ski Club of Great Britain and the Kandahar Ski Club.

There is an article covering the New England Kandahar in the Kandahar Review of 1967.

 6th February 2022

Mürren at 10,000 metres?

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On January 5th, Swiss received a new Airbus A320neo, registered HB-JDE and named Mürren.  

 1st February 2022

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


James Riddell’s Adventurous Life by Alison Riddell
(published January 2021 price £20 incl. p & p)


This book covers the amazingly varied and adventurous lifetime of a lovely man, and well known Kandahar member, past President, Inferno winner ... As well as being an Olympic skier he was an all-round sportsman, author, artist, traveller, gardener and much more besides. The book is well illustrated with plenty of photos, sketches, cartoons and paintings. It would make ideal lockdown reading, transporting the reader to the Congo, the Cedars of Lebanon, Jerusalem, Bali, Australia ... and with frequent visits to Mürren, Zermatt and beyond.

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21st September 2021

ClubHouse Bookings

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

22nd January 2021

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.

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2nd December 2020


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20th October 2020

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