This year Bansko is set to host another event from the FIS World Cup Calander. For 2020, the biggest sporting event in Bulgaria will be the Women’s Alpine Skiing World Cup in the Downhill and Super Giant Slalom disciplines and it will be held between the 24th and 26th of January, 2020.
During the Downhill race, we’ll see the best women skiers in the world race from the top to the bottom of the ski area. In other words, we’ll see them ski from 2415m. asl. to 1615m. asl. at an average slope angle of 37% and a maximum slope angle of 57% at its steepest. The total length of the course is 2316 meters with a vertical drop of 800m from top to bottom. This will definitely be an interesting event to watch and you can expect every one of the top racers to be in Bansko, batteling for points towards the overall rankings. The slopes which will be used are the Bunderitza 1 at the top, through the Todorka run in the middle and finishing off with the Tomba ski run, where the finish line will be. There will be two Downhill races which will take place on the 24th and 25th of January, with the spectator’s tribunes being free for the 24th. The race on the 24th is replacing the canceled women’s downhill event from French resort Val d’Isère last month.
Super Giant Slalom
The Super Giant Slalom (Super GS) course is shorter than the Downhill course by about 620m and will start from 2215m. asl. The total vertical drop is also 200m. less, but the average slope angle is 1° steeper and the steepest part of the slope is still there. The Super GS will take place on the 26th.
Tickets for the event can be bought at the base gondola station in Bansko and will cost 70lv for both days and 40lv for just one. Included in the price is 2-way access to the gondola lift and the tribunes, which will be at the top gondola station. There is no official schedule posted yet, but once we have one we’ll let you know.
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