The world’s skiing elite in Slovenia

Published: 21.2.2011

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The world’s skiing elite in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the world’s most successful countries in terms of sporting achievements per capita. Slovenian sports heroes bring moments of joy every season, setting records and taking medals back to Slovenia. A lot of natural snow and over 300 kilometres of ski slopes ensure excellent training conditions.

The world’s skiing elite in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the world’s most successful countries in terms of sporting achievements per capita. Slovenian sports heroes bring moments of joy every season, setting records and taking medals back to Slovenia. A lot of natural snow and over 300 kilometres of ski slopes ensure excellent training conditions. Alpine skiing is very dear to Slovenians’ hearts, as skiers from the Bloke plain are credited with introducing skiing in Central Europe.

Ladies go first, so the first big international skiing competition is reserved for female skiers. At Mariborsko Pohorje the world’s best slalom and giant slalom skiers will face off on 21 and 22 February 2015. They will be competing for points in the FIS World Cup, as well as for the title of the Golden Fox, bestowed upon the highest combined times in both disciplines. The Golden Fox has already been won by Slovenians Mateja Svet, Urška Hrovat, and Tina Maze, who is considered the best female skier in the sport history.

The best male skiers traditionally go head to head at the Vitranc Cup in Kranjska Gora. The course at Podkoren is one of the hardest competitive runs of the International Ski Federation, hosting competitors next year on 14 and 15 March. This traditional classic in the World Cup has been organized in Kranjska Gora since 1961, and Slovenia can pride itself in Jure Košir’s victory in slalom. Under the colours of Yugoslavia the Vitranc Cup was also won by Rok Petrovič and Bojan Križaj, who took first place on the podium a whole 3 times.

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