The FIS Ski World Cup 2019 in Bansko is running
The best Bulgarian winter resort is one of the world's top skiing destinations
- February 23, 2019 12:00
- Monika Dimitrova
The best Bulgarian winter resort Bansko is hosting the FIS Ski World Cup 2019 this weekend. Alpine Combination, Super G and Giant Slalom are the disciplines in which men will compete in Bansko. The winter resort is hosting this season more than two World Cup tournaments together with Kitzbühel (Austria), Wengen (Switzerland) and Soldeu (Andorra). Since 2009 there have been 8 FIS World Cups in the resort – 6 in skiing and 2 in snowboarding (2017 and 2018). Now, for the first time since 2012 the men are returning to Pirin Mountain.
500 people are involved in the organization of the races. Almost 100 of them are responsible for the route preparation. The "Marc Girardelli" run will host the fast disciplines - Super G and Giant Slalom. The slalom for the alpine combination will take place at the “Alberto Tomba” slope. There will be a total of 3 routes: the Super G trace at Marc Girardelli is 1697 m long with 600 m displacement. The giant slalom is on the same slope, but it is 1238 m long. The slalom on "Tomba" is 615 m long with 200 m displacement. During the racing weekend 350 team members and over 300 journalists are expected in Bansko.