In Planica, the representatives of the Skiing Association of Slovenia, which will perform in the upcoming season, presented themselves. The highlight will be the home world championship in Nordic disciplines from February 21 to March 5 near Ponci.
About 100 athletes and coaches, managers and industry presidents were present at the presentation of the national teams, who revealed to journalists the pulse before the new season. The goals are clear, first of all, excellent performances at the SP in Planica.
Alpine skiers will have WC in Courchevel and Meribel in the Savoy Alps in France from February 6 to 19, and biathletes from February 8 to 19 in Oberhof in Germany.
Freestyle and alpine snowboarders and skiers will compete for the world championship titles in Bakuriani, Georgia from February 19th to March 5th. Competitors in telemark are also waiting for the WC, namely in Mürren, Switzerland, from March 20 to 26.
The end of the jumping season on the first days of April
Of course, events in world cups and other competitions will also be important. The season with more than 200 games will be even longer than usual this year, the last part will even reach the first days of April. At that time, the final of the World Cup in ski jumping or flying will be held at the Planiška airport.
Even before that, the jumpers will perform at I love Savinja, where, just like last year, a New Year’s Eve tour awaits them. The biathletes will be on Peckswhich is returning to the World Cup program, measured at the beginning of January, the surfers will compete in mid-March at Hornsand alpine skiers will compete in January (women) and March (men). Kranjski Gori. Telemark skiers will also compete on home soil in March Bloody. In addition, there will be a significant number of matches in Slovenia at a lower level and in European cups.
Final preparations for Sölden in Val Senales
According to tradition, the winter season will begin with the performances of alpine skiers in the giant slalom on the glacier in Sölden October 22 and 23. On the same weekend, surfers in acrobatic jumps will also perform.
The Alpinists’ camp awaits the overture on the Rettenbach Glacier somewhat reduced. Due to the injury, she will be forced to miss the start of the season Tina Robnikthe performance is also in question Mete Hrovat. He has problems with his right knee again. Olympic runner-up Žan Kranjec, Štefan Hadalin, Andreja Slokar, Ana Bucik and Neja Dvornik will surely perform in Sölden.
Before Sölden, they will prepare in Val Senales, they also hope to get a chance to practice on the glacier before the match.
One of the first novelties is the skiing in Zermatt/Cervinia below the Matterhorn on the last weekend of October (men) and the first weekend of November (women), which Slovenians are eagerly awaiting after successful preparations.
The presentation was attended by most of the team members, including two-time ski champion Ilka Štuhec, biathlete Jakov Fak, surfers Žan Košir and Gloria Kotnik, jumpers Urša Bogataj and Peter Prevec and others eagles. However, his brother Cene announced his farewell to the competition. He will devote himself to other goals, he only plans one last flight as a preliminary jumper at the end of the season in Planica.