a.k.a. Cane, Duka
Zan Kosir did his first turns on a snowboard when he was 12 years old, right at the local hill of his home town Trzic, after he had seen some kids riding during a family holiday stay in Val Gardena, Italy.
Impressed by the freedom on snow only a board can offer, he started to ride more and more which finally opened the door to competitive racing.
He attended a race in Slovenia powered by Swatch and won straight away. The path was paved.
As Trzic, famous for alpine and nordic skiing, was missing a snowboard club he joined the one in Bled, close to his home, where he met, back in the days, some of the best riders of Slovenia.
In 2002, Dejan Kosir, still the most decorated alpine snowboarder of Slovenia of all time and no relative to Zan took him to a training session in Kranjska Gora.
The direct comparison with one of the world's best and the fact that he was close in skills made him believe to be successful on international level.
Just one year later, he competed in his first ever World Cup, winning his first World Cup race in Bad Gastein in 2013.
Ever since, Kosir has underlined that he is a true podium threat in both, parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom.