A world champion’s ski run

Thu, 30. Jan. 2020
Multiple world champion and Gstaad ambassador Mike von Grünigen presents the new signage of the eponymous ski run on the Horneggli. (AvS)

The official slope of the world champion from Schönried, Mike von Grünigen, has received a prominent signage.

On the 3100 metre long slope on the Horneggli in Schönried known as the Mike von Grünigen Run (MvG Run) snow sports enthusiasts find everything that Mike von Grünigen expertly mastered with his ingenious giant slalom technique.

Transitions into steep slopes, compressions, jumps and waves invite skiers to take to the pistes. Experienced skiers can perform their entire repertoire over 555 meters in altitude. In this way, the destination pays tribute to the success of the legendary Schönrieder.

Von Grünigen, former Swiss ski racer and two-time world champion, was one of the best in his sport worldwide from the mid-1990s to 2003. During this time, he dominated the giant slalom and, judging from the number of victories, is the second most successful athlete in this discipline after Ingemar Stenmark. Today, he is committed to the promotion of young skiers and is often present in the ski area as a youth coach for the Schönried Ski Club. He also acts as an ambassador for Gstaad, which the skilfully carved wooden signage at the start of his run duly marks.

Based on AvS
Translated by Justine Hewson

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