Sljeme Mountain – FIS World Ski Cup event
To inaugurate Sljeme as a desirable destination for ski competitions, the Croatian Ski Federation organized in 2005 the Golden Bear World Ski Cup women’s slalom race. The event was later renamed Snow Queen in honour of Janica Kostelic, the all time greatest Croatian women’s skier.
This year the world’s top women skiers will be joined at the Audi World Cup Snow Queen Trophy event by the world’s top men’s skiers.
The women’s event will be held Friday, 15 February 2008, while the men’s event is slate for Sunday, 17 February 2008. Along with these two official races, Sunday will also see the Zagreb Ski Legends humanitarian race. The parallel giant slalom will pool sixteen ski legends including Alberto Tomba, Marco Girardello, Franz Klammer, Janica Kostelic, Vreni Schneider and Michael Dorfmeister.
Donations from the humanitarian race will be presented to the Special Hospital for Chronic Children’s Illnesses in Gornja Bistra.
And like last year, when the event drew over fifteen thousand viewers, the organizers will provide, along with an excellent
ski race, entertainment and free transportation, food and drink, concerts and a raffle for ticket holders.
A diverse entertainment program kicks of Thursday, February 14th and runs through to the 17th on Zagreb’s Ban Jelacic Square featuring DJ’s and raffles and will also have a giant video wall with live action from the three races on Sljeme.