Jure Žerjav, the mayor of the community
Kranjska gora: "Skiing championship (SC) would
bring new impulses for Kranjska gora"
have you decided to support the idea of the Carinthian
country governor Doerfler for the common candidacy
for the without borders World championship in alpine
Kranjska gora is one of the traditional organizers
of the World cup in alpine skiing, the Vitranc cup
will soon have its 50th anniversary. Our opinion is
to upgrade this competition with the organisation
of the World championship. We are well aware that
in the momentary situation and in accordance with
the demands of the SC such event could hardly be carried
out in just one place. Instantly we accepted the initiative
of the Carinthian country governor mr.Doerfler that
together Bad Kleinkirchheim, Tarvisio and Kranjska
gora apply for the SC 2017. I have to stress that
all these places are able to organise such an event.
We all have organised teams, established organisational
committees which can carry out the competitions.
SC however means significantly more. In such a championship
I see a good chance for cooperation. We should be
aware there will be no tourism without good roads.
We are hindered in connections with central Slovenia.
Here I expect an opportunity to build the infrastructure
Which homeworks are in
front of Kranjska gora?
A new hotel infrastructure has to be built, the missing
ski lifts must be constructed and- of course- the
arenas in the finish of the skiing tracks. The idea
is that Kranjska gora would be in the roll of the
host town. This is a tactic gesture. Austria has already
hosted several important world competitions. Kranjska
gora applied for the SC in 1978 and in 1982, however
this is forgotten by now. The promotional activities
where the places present themselves and that a lot
is spoken about the candidacy, make the places more
A good financial plan has to be set up. One thing
are ideas and idealism, quite different is the number
under the line. We can not afford to run into red
numbers due to the SC. The next step is to form the
team which will make the analysis of the situation,
the plan of the necessary investments and each partner
should prepare its own financial plan. On this basis
we coordinate, make conclusions and afterwards the
mutual candidacy follows. Also the FIS regulations
must be changed in the way to enable common candidacy.
The fundamental consensus of the national skiing unions
to actually support the application is obligatory.
Only due to the idea of united Europe we all should
endeavour to realise the common SC.
In the crisis periods in numerous European countries
nationalistic tendencies are reviving, however it
must be proved that progress is in only in cooperation.
Foto: M. Štukelj