Thursday, February 14, 2008

Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup continues in Croatia

Sljeme's "Crveni spust" Slalom course in Zagreb (Croatia) is ready for the Ladies and Men's races. The "Vip Snow Queen Trophy" Alpine Slalom will take place tomorrow night, February 15 and the Men's Slalom on Sunday, February 17. This is the 4th FIS World Cup event on Mount Sljeme.
After the Men's race the humanitarian "HYPO Zagreb Ski Legends" race event starts, participated by 16 ski legends who will be competing in a parallel giant slalom. You will thus have a chance to see virtuous performances of Alberto Tomba, Marc Girardelli, Ingemar Stenmark, Stefan Eberharter, Bojan Krizaj, Franz Klammer, Günter Mader, Thomas Sikora, Hilde Gerg, Finn Christian Jagge, Jure Kosir, Armin Bittner and some others. The money collected at the humanitarian race will go to the Gornja Bistra special hospital for chronic child diseases.
The Croatian capitol Zagreb Ski Area is only twenty minutes away from the city center. The ski slopes are situated on the northern slopes of Medvednica, beginning at the Sljeme peak and using the varied configuration of the terrain, thus providing slopes of different levels of difficulties. The total slope length is about 4,500 metres, with 2 ski lifts (the White and the Green Slope), as well as a three-seat ski lift on the Red Slope with a total capacity of 3300 skiers per hour. The Red Slope is equipped with a snowmaking and night illumination systems.