It was already known to travelogue authors at the beginning of the 19th century who praised the seemingly endless views from atop the peak of Mt. Faulhorn. This is not surprising: Here one sat in the "privileged aisles" and witnessed the overwhelmingly beautiful spectacle called Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau and viewed half of Switzerland into the bargain.
The piste from the Schilthorn to Lauterbrunnen is almost 15 km long, making it one of the longest in Switzerland. At the end of January each year, a hellish racing spectacle is enacted here. The descent is open to experienced skiers all winter.