Meiringen SUI

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Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Meiringen in Switzerland (in the Bernese Oberland region) is a large resort with 18 lifts that offers skiers 1606 metres (5269 feet) of vertical descent. Meiringen has 25 pistes with a total length of 64 kilometers (40 miles). Meiringen is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) of cross country ski trails at Meiringen. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe


[edit] Freestyle Competitions held in Meiringen

The 1999 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships were held between March 10th and March 14th at the Meiringen-Hasliberg ski resort in Switzerland. The World Championships featured both men's and women's events in the Moguls, Aerials, Dual Moguls and Acro Skiing. This was to be the last appearance of Acro Skiing at the World Championships. See the results here [1]

FIS World Cup Freestyle Competitions, Aerials, Moguls, Ski Cross and Acroski have been held in Meiringen Switzerland since 1988. Here is summary of the competitions: [2]

[edit] Meiringen SUI Course 2010

[edit] Poster

[edit] Photos from the Ski Cross World Cup held in Meiringen

The first change of direction after the start gate demarked by a gate.
The first change of direction after the start gate demarked by a gate.

[edit] Getting There

  • Car
    • From Basel and Zürich:
      • Follow the motorway towards Luzern, where you follow the directions to A8 towards Interlaken. From Sarnen the road goes up over the Brünig pass and Meiringen is about 30 minutes away from Sarnen.
    • From Bern and Interlaken:
      • Follow the A6 motorway from Bern towards Spiez, then follow the A8 towards Interlaken. The A8 from Interlaken leads you directly into the Haslital and is roughly 30 minutes away from Interlaken.
  • Railway
    • Your holiday region Haslital can be easily reached by public transport. Direct connections to all the main cities leave hourly from Interlaken and Luzern. Daily connections to Interlaken with ICE Frankfurt-Braunschweig-Berlin and EC Karlsruhe-Mainz-Köln-Düsseldorf-Amsterdam trains, make travelling by train to the Haslital a pleasant, hassle-free experience.
  • Air
    • The international airport Zürich-Kloten can be reached by public transport within 2 ½ hours. Both airports Basel and Geneva are also within 250 km and are easily accessible by public transport. The closest airport is Bern-Belp – around 1 hour away from our region.

[edit] Contact Information

  • Verein Ski Cross Berner Oberland
  • Postfach 273
  • CH-3860 Meiringen
  • email:[]

[edit] Also See

[edit] Reference

  • FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships [10]
  • Wikipedia Meiringen [11]
  • [12]
  • Swiss Ski Cross Week web site [13]
  • Schneesport-Arena Meiringen-Hasliberg [14]

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