75th International Inferno-Races
17 - 20 January 2018

The Inferno Race was founded by the Kandahar Ski Club in 1928, and is now organized by the Inferno Association. The Inferno Committee is responsible for any amendments to these regulations.  
The Inferno Downhill is an Alpine Ski Race over a course between the Schilthorn and Lauterbrunnen. It includes not only downhill sections but also uphill and flat sections.
The Inferno Super Combination consists of a cross-country, a giant slalom and a downhill.
 
When participating in the Inferno races, racers fully accept the Inferno regulations and additional information. Participants take note of the fact that the Inferno races are organised under their own rules and regulations, and can be run on a partly unprepared piste. Participants assume sole responsibility for their skiing and release the organizer from any liability. 
Competitors who take off their skis to get from the top of the Schilthorn to the start of the downhill race will be disqualified. 
A ski helmet must be worn from the start to finish for both the Inferno downhill and giant slalom. The helmet must conform to the European Standard CE 1077 (aka EN 1077). Helmets for climbing, ice hockey, mountain biking etc will not be permitted. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. 
The waving of a yellow flag by a race official indicates that competitors should take extra care and follow any instructions given. 
All competitors are required to pass through the following gates: 1-3 Start Section, 4-5 Engetal, 6 Obere Hübel, 7-9 Bietenhorn, 10-12 Muttlerenhorn, 13 Höhenlücke, 14-15 Chännelegg, 16-17 Winteregg, 18 Sprissenkehr, 19-20 Finish Lauterbrunnen.
The organizers reserve the right to install additional gates, depending on snow/piste/weather conditions. Any competitor missing a gate will be disqualified.
 
Competitors must follow the narrow forest road/piste between Winteregg (Staubbach bridge/forest entrance) and the finish at Lauterbrunnen. 
Competitors are not permitted to cross or make use of railway lines (with the sole exception of the Winteregg crossing) or to use technical means of transportation. Competitors must observe all safety barriers. 
Competitors are permitted to replace any defective equipment or to finish the race on one ski. However two skis must be worn on all uphill sections of the course, unless one ski has been inadvertently lost. 
Any competitor retiring during the race must inform the organisers at the next control post and return the timing chip (transponder). 
In the event of unfavourable conditions, the organizers alone reserve the right to shorten or to cancel the race. Notices will be displayed accordingly at the race offices in Lauterbrunnen and Mürren, the tourist office in Mürren, the transport stations and on the inferno website. 
The Inferno downhill is restricted to 1850 participants and the Inferno Super Combination to 500 participants. Applicants who have won gold, silver or bronze badges within the previous three years will receive preference if they register in time. Other applicants will be drawn by lucky dip (in teams) up to the limit of 1850. 
The organizers cannot guarantee a competitor a place in the starting list in accordance with skiing ability. Whenever possible, start numbers are distributed in accordance with the previous three year‘s results. Competitors with the last (highest) 100 numbers will be the first to start. Information about the distribution of start numbers can be found on the official website. 
Start numbers cannot be exchanged with other racers. Starting under a false name will result in disqualification. 
Participants are reminded that several competitors will be skiing on the course at any one time. They should therefore adapt their skiing accordingly. The 10 FIS rules of conduct must be observed at all times. 
A timing chip (transponder) is attached to the inside of each start number. The start number must be worn so that the transponder is in front of the body. The team captain should inform all team members about the need to return the transponders and is ultimately responsible for their return.
The transponders must be handed over to the officials in the finish area. Participants with a start number who do not make it to the start or fail to finish the race must return the transponder to the race office in Mürren by 20.00 on Saturday or to a race official.
Loss or failure to return the transponders will result in a CHF 80 invoice per transponder.
 
The Inferno Race is divided up into seven categories: Female I, Female II, Ladies, Male Main Category, Male Senior Class I, Male Senior Class II and Gentlemen. 
The Inferno badges are awarded to the competitors as follows:
Gold: Category winner = 9 points
Silver: Category winner time + 30% = 3 points (up to 1996 2 points)
Bronze: Category winner time + 60% = 1 point
Diamond: 12 completed races plus a minimum 20 points

Additional badges (only once free of charge):
3x Bronze = Silver, 3 x Silver or 9 x Bronze = Gold (no additional points will be awarded).
Each competitor must show the finishing certificate before receiving the appropriate Inferno badge. The certificates are distributed through the team captain.
 
By registering, the participants agree that their addresses may be forwarded to sponsors or third parties in the program booklet. If this is against any participant’s wishes, they must confirm this in writing to the Inferno Secretary. Participants agree to the use of photographs from the race for the illustration of rankings, for websites and other PR purposes by the race organiser and third parties. By registering, participants consent to the publication of their name, place of residence and in particular their year of birth on the official start / rankings list in print or electronic form by the organizer or third parties. This agreement is a prerequisite for participation. 
Any competitor not complying with these Regulations will be disqualified. 
The organizers decline all responsibilities for athletes and any third parties. Disputes/Discrepancies will be settled under Swiss law in a court of law in Interlaken or Thun. 
  
Mürren, April 2017 

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