Kranjska Gora – Kranjska Gora has had a dismal winter tourist season, but it is alone among Slovenia’s winter sports resorts to have hosted several major international sporting events. While the proceeds have not been high, the community is banking on their promotional impact and the lessons learned in Covid-safe tourism.
Planica – Norway won the team event at the Ski Flying World Championships at Slovenia’s Planica on Sunday, overtaking Germany in the last round as Halvor Egner Granerud performed better than Karl Geiger, who beat the Norwegian yesterday in the individual event. Slovenia bounced back from the turmoil in their ranks by finishing fourth.
Planica – The world’s top ski jumpers will converge on Slovenia’s Planica this week for the Ski Flying World Championships, which has been moved up from March due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The event will be held for the first time without spectators, under floodlights, and under strict anti-epidemic rules.
Slovenian ski jumper, Peter Prevc, stood on the podium four times - winning two gold and two silver medals, including the team medal. These wins saw him win the overall World Cup, the big Crystal Globe, which he won by a significant margin over his competitors as the best ski jumper of 2016. He also won the World Cup for ski flying by taking gold at Planica.