K Racing update
Kandahar Racing will be returning to Mürren for 2021/22 season. Kandahar Racing has been give privileged access to the slopes pre-season and for the early part of December. This opportunity has been supported by staff and partners in Mürren and the exciting news is that snow farming has been in operation to enhance the early season snow conditions and facilities to enable this to happen.
If you would like to join them on what we believe will be some of the best pre-season training available on non glaciated terrain check out ourPre-season campandDecember camps. Pre-season U14-FIS and December camp U12-FIS with Adult December campfor Masters too.
19th June 2021
Skiers Cumbrian Cycle Challenge raises over £35k for Snow-Camp
Friday 4th June a gang of Ks and assorted friends set off on the hardest day’s cycling of their lives. They completed the Fred Whitton Challenge - a gruelling 113 mile circuit round the Lake District taking in most of the big climbs: Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott and Wrynose. A total of 12,000 ft or 3,600m of ascent including Britain’s steepest road (Hardknott Pass) with gradients of up to 30%. Many of many of them had never cycled that far.
This was a massive cycle challenge and the team spent months in training. If you can, please do support them by donating here, thank you.
19th June 2021
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.
1st February 2021
Online booking for the clubhouse have been suspended. Please login and see the bookings page for details.
22nd January 2021
The flat is available for booking! Skiing , Working from Home or just a break?
15th December 2020
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
- Swiss Government COVID-19 - in English
- Kanton Bern COVID-19 - in German
- Einwohnergemeinde Lauterbrunnen Information - Lauterbrunnen Community - in German
- Returning to UK from abroad, to Scotland, to Wales, to Northern Ireland ....
- Schilthornbahn News
- Ski Pass price list
- Top4 Ski Pass
20th October 2020