The Austrians made Planica their own

The Austrians made Planica their own

There are still four months until the start of the big event in Planica, the Scandinavian World Championships. In the northern Slovenian family, jumpers in particular have high hopes for competitions on home soil. But foreign national teams were also preparing for the field in the valley under Bunkami. The training grounds are especially the giants of your country, which will host jumping experiences.

“Planica is on every coach’s calendar. The Norwegians will train here twice, the Germans the same. The Poles were already here, and some Austrians more than once. And before that, they came to us for training, for example, once. It is important that the runners get used to it a little in the Ski jumping, which will host the Scandinavian World Championships.Training interest in Planica is greater, but it’s not as if the volume of training from abroad has increased by 50 percent.However, it is true that cross-country team personnel also came to training and looked at the tracks It is possible that someone else will experience the terrain,” he confirms Christmas tree Totalwho is involved in the work at Planica.

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Frequent foreign guests are Austrian ski jumpers, especially those who live near the Slovenian border: “An Austrian coach once told me that they consider the ski jump closer to home than their home. Especially those who live in the immediate vicinity and near Salzburg, because it is more likely that There are more ski jumps ready here than in their native Bischofshofen Ski jumps have to be maintained, otherwise it could be a problem A little easier, if not more expensive, for us to be running Planica is the right training ground for jump development Welcome, we have a special program in which the beneficiaries contribute 50 percent to cover the costs. The annual costs are close to 300 thousand euros. In total, we make less than one hundred thousand euros a year through ski jumps, but then we make a positive profit through tour programs We are therefore financing jumping and running training in Planici.”

Gelko Gross lives with Blanika.  |  Photo: Vid Punicvar

Gelko Gross lives with Blanika.
Photo: Vid Punicvar

From February 21 to March 5, 2023, the Scandinavian World Championships will be held in Slovenia, which will be the main event in our country next year. For athletes who play winter sports in the Nordic countries, this will be a highlight. Winning a medal is a private matter for every athlete, and at the last World Championships in Oberstdorf 2021, Slovenian athletes were eyeing as many as six medals (four in the jump and two in the running). So the bar is set high, and the Slovenian campers are aware of that too.

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In the end, the daily look affects

They also have their accounts in other national teams, which is why they visited Planica several times this summer with their jumping stars. But in jumping, we often hear that as long as they’re in good shape, it doesn’t matter which device they jump on.

Giant in your country |  Photo: Vid Punicvar

Photo: Vid Punicvar

« At the end of the day, it’s the day-to-day form that affects. For the world championships, it’s important what kind of shape you get, how much confidence you’ve had in previous games. It probably only affects if you think you don’t like ‘I don’t like a particular ski jump’ or vice versa. . These are little things that have a positive and negative impact on an individual. There is definitely a certain advantage to Slovenian jumpers as they jump in local ski jumps. And surely they would have more as at the Olympics in Beijing, where they did not know the equipment,” notes Gross, who during the construction of the North Center in Planica had scissors and a cloth in his hand.

Both Bloudk ski jumps are currently still covered in plastic, which they have been doing since May 1st each year. The only month the ski jump is not run is April, when no one wants to jump. Next week, they will begin work on ice skating on the big machine, and after November 1, on the 80-meter ski jump. “Through this, we are enabling the training of senior and young athletes. Soon they will also start covering the snowboard jump. And after November 15, we will use the snow from the landfill to prepare a 100-meter ski jump so they can do a snow jump. Otherwise we are waiting for the cold Last year, for example, we started making snow already in mid-November, but sometimes the temperatures are high and you have to wait until mid-December,” Gross emphasizes.

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Snow rises in the landfill despite the summer heat

And where is snow from last winter stored? « In the heart of the suburban track. We have a special method so that the snow does not shrink despite the high temperatures. The snow is not covered with flakes but rather with sheets that contain aluminum fibers to reflect the light. This is one middle layer similar to what we have for example in jackets so that we do not feel cold, ie Thermal insulation. Then there is another layer that they also use to protect the glaciers,” Gross vividly described.

Giant Blodko Planica |  Photo: Vid Punicvar

Photo: Vid Punicvar

In a couple of weeks, the jumping winter will begin in Wisla, Poland, and from then on, the days will turn quickly and suddenly February 21 will come at the door, when the spectacle in Planica begins.

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