Grand Prix Slovakia in skiing

Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Poprad, Vysoké Tatry

GPS: N49°8'49'' E20°2'11''

Venue: Štrbské Pleso

Date: 3/9/2019 - 3/10/2019

Event type: sports event, event for children, event for youth, TIP

Slovakia as a founding member of International Ski Federation is closely tied to alpine skiing, especially in the High Tatras. In two days, 64th annual Grand Prix Slovakia at Štrbské Pleso will present the beauty of this sport. The international ski race of men and women in alpine disciplines will ofer Giant Slalom and Slalom.

Grand Prix Slovakia, one of country's most important competitions in alpine skiing, is closely linked to the High Tatras, the highest and most beautiful mountain range in Slovakia and also with the development of the now most widespread in Slovakia's sport – skiing.

PROGRAMME

Friday, March 8th
15:00 – 18:00 - Arrival of competitors, Presentation
19:00 – the Team captains' meeting, Draw
Saturday, March 9th
09:00 – Men, Giant Slalom 1st round
10:30 – Women, Giant Slalom 1st round
12:00 – Men, Giant Slalom 2nd round
13:30 – Women, Giant Slalom 2nd round
Sunday, March 10th
09:00 – Men, Slalom 1st round
10:30 – Women, Slalom 1st round
12:00 – Men, Slalom 2nd round
13:30 – Women, Slalom 2nd round

Price giving ceremony will take place 30 minutes after the race in front of the Hotel FIS.

Except for the first year of the Grand Prix of Slovakia in 1955 that were organised in Vrátna, all other races were prepared and also carried out in the High Tatras. After the first year when it took place as international downhill race, Grand Prix Slovakia has been organized for several years as the European Cup and World Cup. In 1974 High Tatras had the honor to organize it as the World Cup final between men and women.

Over sixty years of Grand Prix of Slovakia forms part of the history of Slovak ski sports and the history of the High Tatras, which locals are proud of. They always did everything that was in their best for the success of these events, therefore consider it necessary to thank everyone who contributed to these successes, whether by participating in competitions, or the enthusiastic work in organizational and technical security of the race. With such care they are preparing also this year's Grand Prix, classified as an FIS race of men and women in slalom and giant slalom.

This event is supported by National Tourism Portal slovakia.travel

Web: Region High Tatras Association for Tourism

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