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Two GSS skiing competitions on Kopaonik today

Today, two ski competitions of Mountain Rescue Services from Serbia and the region will be held on Kopaonik – during the GSS ski touring day and from 17:00 GSS ski night race

For the first time, an open-air ski-turing race will be organized. Cross-country skiing is a skiing discipline that enables effective climbing with cross-country skiing. For GSS rescuers, this type of skiing is very important as it can significantly reduce the time of arrival to an injured skier or mountaineer.
Rescuers from Serbia, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro will compete. They will display their skills in the ski and rescue disciplines, as well as in skiing and boating down the track, all the way to the finish.

The already traditional ski competition between Mountain Rescue Service (GSS) of Serbia and mountain rescue services from the region will be organized on Saturday, February 22nd, at the Karaman Greben Night Trail, starting at 5pm. The race is of a revial character.

The Mountain Rescue Service of Serbia thanks the sponsors: Mozzart, Viceroy, Balan Imuno, Mars.

The Mountain Rescue Service (GSS) of Serbia is a voluntary organization whose primary objective is assistance and rescue in inaccessible mountain and urban conditions.

To save human life, to help a person in need, is the basic task of the GSS of Serbia.

The GSS of Serbia was founded in 1952 by experienced climbers, while today the Mountain Rescue Service consists of about 250 active rescuers, many of whom are experienced mountaineers, alpine mountaineers, mountaineers, sport climbers, cavers, divers, skiers and paragliders.

According to the Law on Emergency Situations, the Mountain Rescue Service of Serbia is included in the factors of protection and rescue in Serbia and defined as a strategic partner of the Emergency Sector of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia for performing rescue operations on inaccessible terrains. The head of the Mountain Rescue Service of Serbia is a member of the Republic Emergency Management Staff.

The GSC of Serbia is a member of the International Surface Rescue Organization – IKAR-CISA (International Commission Für Alpines Rettungswesen – Commission Internationale de Sauvetage Alpin), as well as the European Cave Rescue Association (ECRA), and coordinates its work with the recommendations of these organizations.

GSS of Serbia has been providing ski centers since the day of their opening: on Kopaonik since 1980, on Stara planina since 2006 and on Zlatibor since 2007. Currently, the Mountain Rescue Service has approximately 300 active members.