Friday, February 27, 2009

Men´s FIS Alpine Ski World Cup takes place in Kranjska Gora

The Men's Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Giant Slalom and Slalom races takes place on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia). 48 Pokal Vitranc Competitions are taking place in the polygon of Podkoren ski area. It is due to the Alpine ski world cup that the winter resort of Kranjska Gora has become so famous far, far away from our borders. Every winter the steep slopes of Vitranc are the venue for slalom and giant slalom competitions where top skiers from all over the world compete against time and against each other. In addition to the skiing competition, visitors can enjoy the concerts and animations organised as part of the X-plosion of Fun event.
Located between the Karavanke Mountains and the Julian Alps, Kranjska Gora is Slovenian best known ski center. The ski area of Kranjska, from the hill of Vitranc to the village of Podkoren and Planica, offers 6 chairlifts and 12 drag lifts serving 21 pistes for skiers of different skiing abililities (15 blue, 3 red and 3 black). The ski runs extend along the slopes of Vitranc at an altitude of 800 to 1215 metres.