British speed skier Jan Farrell has set a new world record for the fastest speed achieved on an indoor snow slope.
Jan reached a speed of 104.956kph (65.2166mph) yesterday, May 18th, at the indoor ski slope Snowhall Amnéville in North Eastern France. At 620m long Snowhall Amnéville is one of the world’s longest indoor snow slopes and the only one in France.
The record was previously hold by German Klaus Schrottshammer who topped out at a speed of 104.440 km/h (64.896 mph) at Landgraaf in the Netherlands in 2011.
“It was a Long day with 12 runs, four at over 104kph!” said Jan “A special thanks to everyone involved (witnesses, officials, Snowhall Amnéville personnel and spectators), they almost froze to death!”
The record was made official by the Guinness World Records.
Video of the world record run.