Silver Edelweiss tournament kicks off in Almaty ski resort


Silver Edelweiss tournament kicks off in Almaty ski resortAlmaty ski resort “Shymbulak” has held an opening ceremony of the international competition in downhill skiing called “Silver Edelweiss”.

The tournament is held under the auspices of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and is one of the test events for the World Winter Universiade 2017 which is to be held in Almaty. Such events are very important because they allow identifying shortcomings in organizational moments. Moreover, Kazakhstani athletes will get additional experience, said Ilya Urazakov, head of “Directorate of international sports projects in Almaty”.

The competition involved 60 athletes from Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France and Kazakhstan. Our country is represented by 26th sportsmen. The program of the competition for men and women includes four “alpine” disciplines such as slalom, giant slalom, super-G and super combined.

The tournament will run until February 27.