Low temperatures over the weekend have encouraged biathlon workers in Pokljuka to start preparing artificial snow supplies for the February IBU World Championships Biathlon. According to Brane Gomilar, the chief operative of most of the works at Rudno polje and Sports Centre Triglav Pokljuka, they want to make at least 10,000 cubic meters of snow.
With last year’s stock, which was stored under Viševnik, and the snow made this year, Pokljuka is supposed to have secured snow for the implementation of the WCH. “This year we will have a difficult, unpredictable winter with the peak in February, when the best biathletes in the World will fight for the most important laurels on this snow,” said Gomilar, who promises that the tracks for competitors and recreational athletes will be ready much earlier than February.
“What and how we will work will depend on the weather. Yesterday we had eight degrees below zero, today only three and if the temperatures rise, of course we make less artificial snow. We only need really low temperatures, but for now these are not promising. Even the rain is forecast for the weekend, so we will have to carefully arrange the new stock. Fortunately, the sun is low and it has lost its power,” explained Gomilar at the beginning of the snow production.
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