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Every year Georgia Ski Federation (GSF) holds Georgian Cup tournaments by support of Silknet. The tournament is held in 5 stages and children of Georgia-based physical culture schools participate from Bakuriani, Gudauri, Svaneti, Ajara.

All ski resorts will host the 2017 season of Georgia Cup. After participation in tournaments, best skiers will be invited to Georgian national team. How are adolescents getting readt ynd what are their plans for 2017 season? Ekaterine Gabashvili, vice president of Georgian Ski Federation, talks about these issues:

“Physical culture  schools function in all resort regions, both private and municipal schools. Each school follows international-standard curricula. The Federation bolsters cooperation between the schools and their participation in Georgian Cup tournament. As to the 2017 championship, the season will open in Bakuriani, by major slalom on December 24-25. Renewed track of Mitarbi will open this year. International Winter Day will be held traditionally with special slalom.   

The second stage of tournament will be continued on Zuruldi Slope in Hatsvali with special slalom. On Tetnuldi slope two new ropeways will open. Tournaments will be held on Goderdzi Pass too. In April the fifth phase will determine the final winners.

Several years ago Ski Federation decided to make ski sport maximally attainable and to popularize it among adolscents, including in regions. All these efforts are taken thanks to active support of general sponsor Silknet.

“Georgian Cup exposes best athletes every year. Popularization of highland regions of Georgia, development of skiing sport, popularizing healthy lifestyle among young people – these directions are promoted as part of Georgia Cup and Silknet has been providing full support in these efforts for many year. We support all participants from highland Ajara, Gudauri, Bakuriani, Svnaeti and we will wish all success to them, at all stages of the tournament”, Nodar Kanchaveli, Silknet marketing service chief, noted.

Georgian Ski Federation and its partner – Ski Resorts Development Company, Ministry of Sports and Youth, as well as general sponsor Silknet provide joint efforts to hold Georgian Cup tournament on high level.

Ratings and scores obtained at these tournaments will enable  athletes to become members of Georgian national team.

Originally posted on: Caucasus Business Week

Photo: Gogita Bukhaidze

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