Zagreb puts on big celebrations to honour 50 years of FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

On 4th January 2017, Zagreb (CRO) put together an outstanding birthday celebration in the city centre, bringing together the greatest World Cup Overall champions to race down a 165-metre-long ski slope.

The line-up included former and current FIS World Cup champions; the first ever winner of the FIS World Cup, the legendary Jean-Claude Killy, along with Karl Schranz, Annemarie Moser-Proell, Marc Girardelli, Marcel Hirscher, Alberto Tomba, Andreas Wenzel, Tamara McKinney, Pernilla Wiberg, Ivica and Janica Kostelic, Tina Maze, Renate Götschl, Michaela Dorfmeister and Petra Kronberger and many more.

Besides, a number of special guests including FIS Vice President Janez Kocijancic who gave the official speech to recognise 50 Years of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup on behalf of the International Ski Federation, Miho Glavic, President of the Croatian Ski Association and FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis attended the celebrations. Additionally, the Zagreb Organisers invited representatives from every World Cup Organising Committee to have staged a race to join in the celebrations.

Enjoy some of the highlights below!