02/12/2009

Bansko 2009/2010 Ski Season Opening

Experience the winter emotions of the unique ski legends’ race that can be seen only at the Bansko 2009/2010 season opening!

                 

Experience the winter emotions of the unique ski legends’ race that can be seen only at the Bansko 2009/2010 season opening!

Mark Girardelli - A five-time World Cup overall champion and a two-time silver medalist at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

Pirmin Zurbriggen - A four-time World Cup overall champion and a gold medalist in the downhill at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

Petar Popangelov - Winner of the European Alpine Skiing Cup in 1977 and of a total of 26 international competitions.

Bojan Krizaj - Winner of 9 World Cup slalom races and of the small Crystal Globe for best slalom runner in the 1986/87 season.

Paul Accola - An overall World Cup champion in 1992 г. and a four-time medalist at Winter Olympics and World Championships in the combined event.

Patrick Ortleib - A downhill gold medalist at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, and a World Champion in the downhill in 1996.

Peter Muller - A World Champion in the downhill in 1987, and a two-time silver medalist in the downhill at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo (1984) and Calgary (1988).

Hubert Strolz - Winner of the Olympic gold medal in the combined event and of the silver one in the giant slalom at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary.

ULEN most heartily invites you to enjoy the magic of skiing and the cold beauty of Pirin Mountain,

On December 12, 2009, Bansko opens its heart to you!

12.30 a.m. Ski Legends’ Super Race at “Alberto Tomba” ski slope

1.30 p.m.  Awarding of the winners and Official Ski Season Opening Ceremony on the Snow Stage (Banderishka polyana

2.30 p.m. Concert of Bulgarian Music Idol stars Toma, Maggie and Nora on the Snow Stage (Banderishka polyana)

9.00 p.m. Happy End Stage Show

10.00 p.m. Party at Happy End Bar with Music Idol finalist Russina and Dirty Purchase

10.40 p.m. Charity auction of unique skiing memorabilia belonging to this year’s guest stars at Happy End Bar

 

In support of our favourite sport

Let’s bring the children back to the ski slopes!

Dear friends,

Last year the Bulgarian Ski Federation initiated the "Learn How to Ski" programme, aimed at promoting skiing among children by providing them with free of charge training by leading specialists in the field. In the pilot project, held between 15 December 2008 - 28 March 2009, participated a total of 3500 school children from 1st to 4th grade from the city of Sofia.

This year, within the Official Ski Season 2009/2010 Opening in Bansko, a charity auction will be held in support of the initiative. The auction will offer unique skiing memorabilia gratuitously provided by this years’ guest stars Mark Girardelli, Pirmin Zurbriggen, Petar Popangelov, Bojan Krizaj, Paul Accola, Patrick Ortleib, Peter Muller and Hubert Strolz.

These objects are of great emotional value to their possessors and are, in fact, priceless. By participating in the auction, you will not only support our noble cause, but you will also get the extraordinary opportunity to become the new owners of parts of the very history of contemporary alpine skiing.

We expect you on 12 December 2009, at 22.00, Happy End Bar, to support together our favourite sport and the future of our children.