Audi FIS Ski World Cup “Snow Queen Trophy” 2019, Jan 5 2019 to Jan 6 2019, Zagreb

Audi FIS Ski World Cup races have been taking place since 2005. That year the Croatian Ski Association (HSS) organised the first ladies’ World Cup slalom race, turning Zagreb into an unavoidable stop of the World Cup calendar. In 2008, a men’s slalom race was introduced and since then the Snow Queen Trophy races have been among the most watched World Cup races.

Snow Queen Trophy races are special in many respects: only at the Sljeme races are the winners of the men’s and ladies’ races crowned Snow King and Queen; and the atmosphere surrounding the races is praised by not only the world’s best slalom skiers but also all the visitors.

For the thirteenth time the women’s race and for the tenth time the men’ race was held at Zagreb’s Sljeme, Nature Park Medvednica. These two Audi FIS World Cup “Snow Queen Trophy” races took place on 5 and 6 January 2019.

As in previous years, the Sljeme races gathered 150 of the world’s male and female skiers and over 400 crew members from around 25 countries and four different continents. Both events are scheduled so to ensure that as many ski enthusiasts and fans as possible come to Sljeme. The races were again  attended by thousands of fans who joined forces to create the well known atmosphere on both race days.

The top-notch organisation of the “Snow Queen Trophy” races and the fantastic spirit atop Sljeme have placed Zagreb in the company of the world’s most prominent ski resorts, including Val Gardena, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Kitzbühel, Wengen, and Val d’Isere. Moreover, the Sljeme races have also been included in the Club 5+ Ski Classics, a union of the leading traditional World Cup race organisers. Finally, the International Ski Federation has shown their great confidence in the Croatian Ski Association by putting the Sljeme races in the calendar until 2021.

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