‘’The Red Run ski track on Medvednica is ready for the ‘’Snow Queen Trophy 2017’’ World cup races’’, confirmed Emanuel Couder, the FIS director of the Men's World Cup and the FIS controller Gorazd Bedrac after conducting the last snow control.
The representatives of the International Ski Federation (FIS) were very pleased with the condition of the Red Run on the Medvednica mountaintop Sljeme. They praised the organizers and workers of the Ski Resort Sljeme thanks to whom the Red Run ski track officially got the ‘’green light’’ for the women's and men’s slalom ski races which are to be held on the 3rd and on the 5th of January 2017. The Snow Queen is a World Cup alpine ski race in Croatia. The women's race debuted in 2005 and the men's event was added three years later in 2008.
Interestingly, apart from the city events in Moscow and Munich, the ‘’Snow Queen’’ in Zagreb is the only World Cup event held near a large metropolitan area.