Špindlerův Mlýn will again host FIS SKI WORLD CUP next year.
Špindlerův Mlýn last hosted the Alpine Ski World Cup eight years ago. Now visitors can get ready to experience it again this winter season as the top international event returns to the resort on March 8 and 9, 2019.
The world’s leading pro skiers will again push themselves to the limit on the black slope at Svatý Petr in disciplines such as slalom and giant slalom. Among them will be double Olympic gold medallist Ester Ledecká, who has been skiing since childhood here in Špindlerův Mlýn.
Špindlerův Mlýn ski resort has a handful of experience in organising major races and is busy preparing for the forthcoming event. In 2011, when the World Cup made its last stop in Krkonoše, Czech star Šárka Záhrobská (now Strachová) took her place at the start. For 2019 we can look forward not only to watching Ester Ledecká but many other top stars of the sport such as American duo Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin and the Slovak star Petra Vlhová. The giant slalom will take place on Friday March 8 with slalom race on the following day. Being given the opportunity to host such a prominent international event is both a challenge and a reward for the resort. Lots of time and effort went into getting Špindlerův Mlýn on the World Cup race calendar, with countless major ski centres also looking to be involved. Other resorts to be included in the elite club this winter are Saint Moritz in Switzerland, Val D‘Isère in France and Flachau in Austria. „We were well aware of the preparation required and have worked very hard on it since well before the start of the winter season,” said René Hroneš, director of Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn. “We expect many fans to attend from both the Czech Republic and abroad. Live TV coverage of all the racing will be broadcast by several TV channels and visitors can be sure of a fantastic atmosphere on race days.”
Špindlerův Mlýn ski resort has other big plans. Together with the Slovak ski resort Jasná in the Low Tatras, it has presented proposals to the International Ski Federation (FIS) for a long-term project in connection with the World Cup. There is plenty to look forward to!