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The downhill run of the World Cup elite

Steep & demanding

Kandahar downhill run

Experience & fitness required

One of the most demanding downhills in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup: the Kandahar run.

The name of the run goes back to Frederick Roberts, Earl of Kandahar. In his name, numerous efforts were made to establish Alpine skiing in the form of downhill and slalom in the FIS. Since 1954, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has also been the venue for the famous Kandahar races.

Info on the Kandahar downhill run

At a glance
  • 2 variants
  • 1,800 m difference in altitude
  • 7 km of slope length
  • spectacular sections (e.g., the “free fall” with a 92 % gradient)
  • prerequisite: experience and fitness
  • Please note: Black run no. 5 is also suitable for seasoned and courageous hobby skiers.
  • Start: Kandahar Express mountain station
  • Alternative for beginners and less advanced skiers: Start at the middle station of the Kandahar Express. This allows you to skip the difficult sections of the descent.
  • Destination: Kreuzeckbahn valley station

Through “heaven” and “hell”