Bulgarian Extreme and FreeSkiing Association (BEFSA) - past events
Big Mountain Competition 10-11 March 2002, Rila Lakes, Bulgaria
Due to the bad snow conditions during the ski season
2000-2001, the only place that had good conditions for a Big Mountain
Competition was the region around Rila Lakes hut, in West North Rila Mountain.
That is why BEFSA decided to organize the second BM competition in Bulgaria
at the slopes just above the hut.
The access to the slope was very good, as the ski drag list nearby allow competitors to reach the start in mere 50 meters walk from the list. This allowed easy organization of the training and qualification runs, as well as dynamic competition with more than one runs.
The course was also very well visible from the hut, so the audience can enjoy the show even in the comfort of the lounge cafe.
The contest was organized according to
IFSA Big Mountain Freeskiing Contest Guidelines and the competitors was
be judged by a jury of three fudges according to IFSA Competition Rules
in the five categories:
The jury consisted or three famous Bulgarian skiers and mountaineers, who are among the legends of backcountry skiing in Bulgaria. This gave confidence in the competitors in the quality of judging that was enforced.
Every competitor received a photo of
the curse with marked No Fall Zones.
There were around 30 participants from all over the country.
Competitors were required top be should be of a minimum age of 18, in case of approval by the parents with a minimum age of 16. All competitors signed a liability form and a copy-right release at the event registration, as well as to show valid life insurance.
The safety of the event was insured by
the Mountain Rescue Service, who had a number of officers at the start
and finish of the course.
The vent was covered by the extreme sport TV show "Bx3m". The filming crew shot footage of the whole event and broadcasted a 30 minutes report in its weakly show on bTV - the largest TV station in Bulgaria.
There were also a number of reporters
from the local press, who published summary from the event.
The event was organized with the financial
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