Bakuriani hosts Ski Cross World Cup competition finale

  • Bakuriani has prepared for the competition with new infrastructure: three new ski lifts were built, an artificial snow system was installed and new equipment was purchased to ensure safety. Photo: Alexander Bagration-Davidoff

Agenda.ge, 27 Feb 2021 - 19:54, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Ski Cross World Cup which kicked off in the Georgian ski resort of Bakuriani yesterday has hosted a finale today.

Accompanied by good weather today's finals were impressive!” Georgian Ski federation wrote on Facebook.

In total 51 athletes from nine countries - Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, UK, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden and US- participate in the event.

Ski events will continue in Georgia inMarch as well. On March 3-5 Bakuriani will host the World Cup races for snowboarding. Photo: FIS Freestyle Skiing/facebook

Winners of today’s competition are:

Women

  1. Fanny Smith - Switzerland
  2. Sandra Naeslund - Sweden
  3. Mariel Berger - Canada

Men:

  1. Fliroan Wilsmann - Germany
  2. David Mobaerg - Canada
  3. Jared Schmidt - Sweden

The Ski Cross World Cup is held in Bakuriani on February 26-28 according to the rules and regulations of Covid-19 protocols released by the FIS.Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava has stated that Bakuriani is ready to host international competitions, including the 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championship. Photo: Rezi Kenia

Bakuriani as well as other ski resorts of Georgia were opened for visitors on February 25 as the government of Georgia had decided to lift coronavirus restrictions. 

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