In January 2022, on the occasion of the big celebration "100 years of modern slalom", skiing legend Erika Hess unveiled a memorial stone in Mürren. Now the stone has received a prominent visitor.
Dave Ryding stopped in Mürren on his way back from the World Cup final in Courchevel. The weather showed itself from its best side to welcome for the first time the member of the Kandahar Ski Club in the village. Ryding won the prestigious slalom in Kitzbühel this season - and thus became the first Briton ever to win a ski world cup race.
Shortly afterwards he finished second in the slalom in Garmisch - his fifth World Cup podium overall. An extraordinary achievement for a man who learned to ski on a plastic slope in Lancashire in the north of England. He is the world's first winner of a World Cup race who comes from a country where there is no ski lift on real snow!
"I was able to ski the amazing Mürren-Schilthorn resort today and see the spectacular Inferno downhill run. I will definitely be coming back to Mürren for this one," said Dave Ryding.