After 4 long years of absence, the Kandahar is back home in Les Houches for the 2020 Kandahar World Cup Ski Championships.
This race has become one of the main sporting events in the Chamonix valley and showcases Chamonix's excellent skiing reputation. Created in 1928, the Kandahar was the first international alpine competition to combine downhill and slalom events. This year the event will host the slalom and giant slalom. Both spectacular disciplines to watch.
The race takes place every two to four years on La Verte piste in Les Houches during early February. This summer, extensive work has been carried out on the lower part of the course to enlarge the arrival area and widening parts of the piste. These amendments now mean that the resort will now be able to host world cup slalom events too.
The reputation of the Kandahar has attracted many of the big downhill competitors over the years, including James Couttet, Karl Schranz, Emile Allais, Ingemar Stenmark, André Aamodt, Alberto Tomba and Bode Miller.
Access is free but you must be in possession of a free ticket to access the area and watch the races. You can do so here. Visit the website via the link on this page to find out the programme for the event.
Dates for this event
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