Race, like holiday
In Ivano-Frankivsk rain. Not
on the season and mood - at the beginning of winter may not be anything
worse than the gray damp air and the fire under their feet. Especially if you imagine several days as cutting soft white outlines of the hills on his faithful skiing. However,
for the dreams had to make a trip to neighboring villages to the
Transcarpathian region Yassin and then to most tourist Dragobrat where
7-9 December for children organized the festival "Festival of the first
A drive on snow
- one of the few places in the Carpathian Mountains, where snow even in
summer is not all down (in Midsummer holiday where you can play in the
snowballs!) - What has been said about the winter? The
way to our goal, we watched the yellow-brown slopes in Yaremche and
even in the village of Yassin, remote from the tourist center of seven
miles. Sat in yasinyanskyy GAZ-66 among the autumn and winter has come, from the first step provalyvshys knee in the snow. The
fact that the ski resort is two times above sea level than the town,
and is also surrounded by natural thermoses - surrounding mountains
create a microclimate Dragobrate.
Dragobrate in those days it was noisy. In
addition to 53 competitors (children under 16, students of sports
school junior Olympic pool), the slopes of Stig katalosya many skiers
who came to open the winter ski season. However,
one would not interfere on the slopes has been found for all - with
proper planning and special marking the route to competition.
Competitions were held in two disciplines: slalom and parallel giant slalom. In both cases, athletes have overcome the road marked with special markers, in the shortest time. A
difference between species is that the gigantic slalomi athletes are on
one track, while in parallel the two parties are competing
simultaneously on adjacent identical routes ...
Why do children participate in competitions Dragobrate appropriate and
interesting, in a few words explained Tomas Frindt, senior coach
Yasinyanskoyi SDUSHOR of winter sports:
- Although the competition was being conducted for the first time, the quality of organization and preparation are very high. In fact, this first district among children under 16 years. Furthermore,
based on the competition can be drawn, who has a chance to get into the
reserve team and the team of Transcarpathian region of Ukraine.
determined in three age groups, as well as boys and girls competed
separately, was awarded 12 medals with diplomas and memorable prizes.
Close competition decorated torch parade - after sunset with twenty
people with torches quit one by one from the top of the mountain,
zobrazyvshy truly fabulous show. After closing all skiers gathered at a cafe "Oaza" where the festival continued under gutsulskie melodies and sounds trembita.