The International Ski Federation (FIS) has made the final decision that the Kopaonik Ski Center will host one of the most prestigious ski competitions, the Europe Cup in 2021, in the giant slalom event for women. The Europe Ski Cup will be held on February 24 and 25 at Kopaonik, when the most famous skiers in the world will be in one place.
This decision was made after a test race held in March this year on the track Crna Duboka on Kopaonik. The FIS representative was chief controller for the Balkans and Technical Delegate Bojan Panovski, who spent four days at Kopaonik assessing the readiness for the organization of the race according to the established standards and parameters: the neatness and quality of the track Crna Duboka, time measuring system, weather adaptation ( high temperatures, but also the rainfall that followed us), the organization of police, medical and emergency services, the possession of all the necessary equipment, as well as related facilities for the competitors themselves, as well as the judges and technical support.
After a positive assessment then given to the Kopaonik Ski Center, the Ski Association of Serbia and JP Ski Resorts of Serbia, as a unique team, they can successfully organize and implement such a prestigious sports competition, FIS made the final decision and Serbia hosted the Europe Cup in 2021. A visit to our country by the Chief Coordinator for the Europe Cup, Jordi Pujola, is expected soon.
This is a great recognition for the new leadership of the Serbian Ski Association, which immediately set itself up as the main goal of bringing such a prestigious competition to Serbia. A great deal of effort and resources have been invested to make our country finally appear on the calendars of world-famous competitions, and we hope to be the foundation for organizing all future major skiing events in our country.
The Serbian ski resorts and the Kopaonik ski center have received confirmation that their ski infrastructure, capacities, organization, as well as management stand side by side with the European ski centers. Years of investment in the development and improvement of Kopaonik as a ski destination, which hosted thousands of sporting events and competitions, has shown great results, and bringing the Europe Cup is one of them.
The Serbian Ski Resorts Company and the Serbian Ski Association continue their active campaign to promote Serbia as a ski destination and promote skiing as a very important sporting discipline.