Toddler Skiing at the Iver Ski Resort
The Serbian Championship and Iver Cup in alpine skiing took place on the 3rd and 4th of March in Mokra Gora, near Uzice, on the ski path called ‘Iver’. The competition was intended for the youngest categories of skiers, aged 7 to 11. There were 80 participants, 40 boys and 40 girls, and they all competed in giant slalom. The start was at the altitude of 1,360 m and the finish at the altitude of 1,230 m. In the category of children born in 2003 and 2004, the winners were Mina Vukovic, Ivana Milosevic and Ana Rakic (girls) and Andreja Dimitrijevic, Nikola Ilic and Sreten Radonjic (boys), whereas in the older category of those born in 2001 and 2002, the best competitors were Mila Milovanovic and Mana Krdzic (girls) and Veselin Zlatkovic, Stefan Pavlovic and Luka Nikolic (boys). The Ski Art club from Uzice won one silver medal. The competition was successfully organized by the Serbian Ski Association.
The audience was delighted to see skills of young skiers. This was also a great opportunity to the beauty and the facilities of this fantastic ski resort. ‘Iver’ ski paths were built by the filmmaker Emir Kusturica, who is a local resident, and named after a peak of the nearby Tara Mountain. There are four ski runs and seven cannons for artificial snow. The longest run is a thousand metres long. The ski lift has the capacity of transporting 1,000 skiers per hour. The organisers hope to continue the promotion of alpine skiing through similar competitions in the future.
Text by Katarina and photos by Tamara, Uzice