Green light for the race in Jasná, the slopes also passed the last inspection from the FIS

The women's World Cup in alpine skiing in the Low-Tatras resort of Jasná was given the green light by the International Ski Federation (FIS). The slopes below Chopok also passed the last FIS inspection, which took place on Thursday, without any problems.

The women's World Cup in alpine skiing will take place in Jasná on March 6 and 7, and the current leader of the World Cup ranking, Petra Vlhová will also be among the favorites in the giant slalom and slalom.

Wojciech Garewski, a Pole from FIS came to Jasná and did not hide his satisfaction with the readiness of the center for next week's race. "It's ready as the race here can start already tomorrow. Only a little lower temperatures are missing. This was a regular inspection that takes place everywhere ten days before the race. The snow is good, so we approved the tcourse," he said.

Like the whole of Slovakia, also Jasná has experienced warming in recent days. However, this does not matter on the northern slope. "The snow is therefore excellent, because the slope has compacted. We have already finished the training course and the competition course looks very good,“ revealed the race's sports director Jana Palovičová.

Preparations for the World Cup race are still proceeding according to plan, despite the complications caused by emergency measures against the spread of coronavirus. "We have passed the last check from the FIS focused on snow quality, measurement and overall readiness for the race. The snow mat is sufficient, we have enough snow. We already have a compact hill, which means that the preparation of the competition slope planned for the end of the week depends only on when it will freeze," added Palovičová.