The "classics" of the skiing world championships belong to the Lauberhorn downhill race. The distance of ca. 4,455 meters (longest FIS-circuit in the world) with a completion time of around 2:30 minutes, and the highest maximum speed in the world cup of 160 km/h, places high demands on the drivers.
The area is surrounded by mountain tops as high as 4000 meters such as Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, in the scenic region of central Switzerland.
The Lauberhornrennen has developed into a major event with a 1 million CHF budget, which attracts per year approximately 30,000 spectators. The opening show performed by the Suisse Patrouille has become an equally popular attraction.