ZAGREB, Dec 18 (Hina) – The FIS international ski federation and National Civil Protection Authority have officially approved the 2021 Snow Queen Trophy, FIS World Cup Ski race on Mount Sljeme in compliance with the most stringent epidemiological measures and without any spectators, FIS announced on Friday.
In accordance with current anti-COVID measures in Croatia, the Sljeme race will be held on 3 and 6 January without spectators and guests and according to FIS rules for this season, there will not be any public draw of starting numbers that were traditionally held in Zagreb’s main square.
This will be the first time that the race will be held without an audience and in an effort to limit contact between competitors, additional protective mechanisms have been introduced with “balloons” separating teams, the media, organisation teams without mutual mixing between balloons.
All participants have to produce a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours and monitor their health on a daily basis in their FIS COVID-19 passports.
All the competitors and their teams arriving in Zagreb will be previously tested and accommodated in The Westin Zagreb which will be closed to other visitors. Hotel staff will also be tested while reporters will be accommodated in another hotel.
This is the 15th edition of the Women’s Slalom race with the winner being proclaimed as the Snow Queen. The Women’s Slalom race is scheduled for Sunday 3 January 2021 with the 1st run starting at 12.30 pm and the 2nd run starting at 4 pm.
The 12th Men’s Slalom on Sljeme will start at 12.15 on Wednesday 6 January and the second run will start at 3.30 pm.