On Saturday, at 19:50 on the Second Program of Television Slovenia, you will be able to watch the premiere of the documentary film Century of Skiing, 100 Years of the Skiing Association of Slovenia, directed by Toni Cahunek.
Skiing played an important role in the establishment of Slovenian identity in several historical periods that were decisive for national emancipation. Slovenians are therefore often described as a skiing nation. The reason is not only modern competitive success, but the fact that skiing has been closely intertwined with Slovenian culture long before.
Skiing has a long tradition in Slovenia. In 1920, the first ski club in Slovenia was founded on the initiative of 70 skiers. In the same year, the winter sports section of the Slovenian Sports Association was founded, which in 1922 was renamed the Yugoslav Winter Sports Association (JZŠS) based in Ljubljana with the first president Fran Jesenko. Already in 1924, it became a member of the International Ski Federation (FIS).
The Ski Association of Slovenia, which was founded in 1948, has been a part of the organized international ski association since its very beginnings.
A documentary film on the anniversary of the Skiing Association of Slovenia, which you will be able to see for the first time in Saturday at 19:50 on TV SLO 2, highlights key locations, landmarks and protagonists, who ensured the growth of the skiing tradition in the century of skiing in Slovenia. You are welcome to visit! The film was co-produced with RTV Slovenija, and he directed it Tony Cahunek.