Last Sunday, when World Cup Race Director for women Peter Gerdol was passing Maribor on the way home from Zagreb, the view of Pohorje slopes did not look very promising. Nevertheless, he remains in constant contact with the organizer and meteorologists, so there is no fear about race cancellation. Weather forecast promising snowfall followed by a cold wave was indeed accurate.
”In upper part there is 15 cm of fresh snow, below Trikotna jasa 10 cm and we can see a bit in the lowest parts. The weather forecast is predicting a cold wave and snow cannons are ready. It looks good,” commented Mitja Dragšič, Chief of Race, after skiing all the way into the valley. But snow control is tomorrow and racecourse will not be ready yet. ”I am keeping in touch with Director Gerdol. He is also optimistic, the weather forecast is in our favor. We will decide about the exact time of inspection tomorrow. In any case, there is plenty of time for snowmaking during the cold wave. I am optimistic the race will be in Maribor,” was optimistic General Secretary of the Organizing Committee, Srečko Vilar.