[R517R, Zermatt] is to host the ‘Infinity Race' this winter, which is also known as ‘"The World's Biggest Drop."

The race will be held Dec. 14, 2008 and will start at the frozen glaciers of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise at 3,800 metres and finish at the world famous town of Zermatt at 1,600 metres. The event will highlight Zermatt's high-altitude skiing, in fact the resort boasts the highest lift-served point in Europe.

The 2,200-metre vertical drop race is open to all skiers and snowboarders. The event is an ideal event for friends and families wanting to get together before the Christmas holiday season. The Infinity Race is popular with families; when a child under the age of 12 takes part, their finish time is divided by three.

There is no entry fee for the event, but participants must have a valid ski pass. You can register via the Internet and preview the race course Dec. 13. There is a ‘Le Mans-style' start to the race: those competing to win the event will start at the front, next will be those looking for a fast personal time, and behind them will be those participating simply for the fun of it.

Visit the Infinity Race Web site for more information.