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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Spindleruv Mlyn Races Preview

The Alpine Ski World Cup continues on 28 and 29 January in Spindleruv Mlyn with two Slalom races.

Spindleruv Mlyn, situated in the north-east Bohemia along the polish border, is one of the most popular skiing centre in the Czech Republic. The town lies in the Giant Mountain National Park at 715 - 1310 metres above the sea level where the Dolsky stream joins the river Labe. The ski resort, named Skiareal, has 5 cableways and 11 ski lifts in two different ski areas: Špindlerův Mlýn and Horní Mísečky, with a total of 26 kilometres of slopes (3 black slopes, 10 red and 7 blue). 95 % of the slopes can be covered by artificial snow in the case of bad weather conditions. The resort attracts around 700,000 visitors each winter season.

January 28th Slalom / Women (replaces Zagreb) 1st run 9:30 / 2nd run 12:30 CET

January 29th Slalom / Women 1st run 9:15 / 2nd run 12:15 CET

On March 9, 2019, Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her first-ever win at Špindlerův Mlýn. She skied two impeccable runs to take a 0.85-second lead over her closest competition, Wendy Holdener of Switzerland. Petra Vlhova rounded out the podium in third place (+2.03).

Shiffrin made her debut in the World Cup on March 11, 2011, in Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic.


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