150 000 cubic meters fresh snow was pulled down from "Tomba" slope

150 000 cubic meters fresh snow was pulled down from "Tomba" slope

150 000 cubic meters fresh snow was pulled down from Tomba slope in Bansko The next 5 days, the sport world will observe Bulgaria, as Banskos Banderitza ski run will host the FIS World Cup Ladies races in less than a week (February 27 March 1, 2009). The budget for the competition is 3,5 million BGN and 200 persons work hard to supply excellent snow cover on the ski trails for the biggest sport event in Bulgaria for 2009. Over a meter fresh snow had to be pulled down from the Tompa slope, to provide excellent skiing conditions for the forthcoming competition. %RIMG1 All competitors from the world elite, with supporting personnel of over 1000 people are expected to arrive today. The sport emissions will broadcast live from Bansko for 5 days. 16 additional will transport the audience together with the Gondola lift. The whole town is in euphoria, numerous volunteers support the preparations for the event. Just 400 tickets will be sold for the competition, for the seats nearby the scene by the VIP lounge, the rest of the seats are free. All FIS standards were applied on the "Banderitsa" trace, where the DH and SG World Cup for women on Feb. 28 and March 1, 2009 will be held. More than 1 million euro is invested so far to improve and secure the ski run. All necessary safety measures, corresponding to the FIS standards are applied on the slopes in Bansko. Official program of the event: 24.02.2009 - Tuesday 17.00 Arrival - Hotel Strajite Bansko (accreditation, accommodation, dinner 20:00h) 19.00 Team Capitans meeting - Hotel Strajite Bansko 25.02.2009 - Wednesday Official training 12:00 official training Banderitsa ski run 17.00 Team Capitans meeting - Hotel Strajite Bansko 26.02.2009 - Thursday Official training 12:00 official training Banderitsa ski run 17.00 Team Capitans meeting - Hotel Strajite Bansko 18.00 Official opening& Public draw central square the city of Bansko /transfer from hotels- to and from the square/ 27.02.2009 - Friday 1st competition day DH 9:00-10:00 Course inspection 10:00 Party - Banderitsa open stage 12:30 Start DH 13:00-15:00 Lunch 17:00 Team Capitans meeting - Hotel Strajite - Bansko 19:00-22:00 Dinner 19.30 - 20.30 Happy end Aprs ski Bar- Official prize-giving ceremony for the winners - Day 1 and drawing the numbers for Day 2. 28.02.2009 - Saturday 2nd competition day DH 9:00-10:00 Course inspection 10:00 Party - Banderitsa open stage 12:00 Start DH 13:00-15:00 Lunch 17:00 Team Capitans meeting - Hotel Strajite - Bansko 19:00-22:00 Dinner 19.30 - 20.30Happy end Aprs ski Bar- Official prize-giving ceremony for the winners during Day 2 and drawing the numbers of Day 3. 21.30 Party Happy end Aprs ski Bar 01.03.2008 - Sunday 2nd competition day SG 9:00-10:00 Course inspection 10:00Party - Banderitsa open stage 12:00 Start SG 14:00 Banderitsa open stage - Awarding ceremony - Final area 13:00-15:00 Lunch 16:00 Departure