Zagreb joining as 16th Members of the Association of Classic FIS Ski World Cup Event Organizers. The most recent addition to Club5 Ski Classics is Zagreb. The well-known Croatian ski World Cup host was officially accepted as 16th members of the association of classic ski World Cup organizers in early June in the town of Durbrovnik.
This cultural capital along the Adria coast is where the annual FIS Calendar Conference took place from June 4th to 8th.
“We are thrilled to welcome Zagreb to Club5” says President Srecko Medven after the vote, adding: “Zagreb is an experienced and first-class organizer who will contribute significant know-how. The Croatian host will bring new impulses and provide a great value-add to Club5 Ski Classics.”
Zagreb has hosted 15 FIS Ski World Cup races since 2005, including nine women’s and six men’s slaloms. The Croatian capital has always distinguished itself in the Ski World Cup by providing perfect race organization and a unique array of social events surrounding the actual races.
“We are grateful for the faith that has been put in us” says Miho Glavi, President of the Croatian Ski Federation after the acceptance, continuing: “We aim to be even better in the future and to guarantee the organizational quality of our events. We want to be a worthy member of Club5.”
Zagreb’s OC-Manager and FIS Board member Vedran Pavlek thanked the many Club5 members who served as role models for the organization of the races in Zagreb. “We want to continue to do our share to support the ski sport” added Mr. Pavlek.
Club5 reviewed the past season during the Spring Meeting in Dubrovnik. “We work very closely with the International Ski Federation FIS to further strengthen, develop and position the sport of ski racing within the broad world of winter sports” states Mr. Medven. Clu5 is planning a work-shop in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the fall where select members” cast studies on certain areas of the race organization will be presented and discussed.
Further in Dubrovnik, General Manager Hannes Huter was univocally reconfirmed for the next three years.
Club5 Ski Classics is the association of classic FIS Ski World Cup event organizers. It was founded in 1985 and as of today, includes 16 members: Kitzbühel, Wengen, Garmisch, Val d?Isère, Gardena-Gröden, Alta Badia, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kranjska Gora, Maribor, Lake Louise, Schladming, Adelboden, Kvitfjell, St.Moritz, Åre und Zagreb.