From the description of the first Arlberg-Kandahar race in the British Ski Year Book (1928)
The Arlberg-Kandahar race, established in 1928 by Hannes Schneider and Arnold Lunn, undoubtedly numbers among Ski-Club Arlberg's most important contributions to the development of international ski racing. It was the first Alpine skiing combined event and was therefore a milestone in the implementation of the Alpine disciplines for which Lunn vehemently advocated to the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Friedrich Schneider (who went directly from Stuben to the start without having inspected the route) won the first downhill race from Galzig. As a prize, Schneider received an annual ticket for the Austrian Federal Railway.