There are only a few tickets left for the World Cup races in Špindlerův Mlýn. And they are only for the giant slalom on Friday. Saturday’s slalom is totally sold out.
“The demand for tickets was huge, so we’re looking forward to a fantastic atmosphere,” says Max Gottfried, head of the event’s organising committee. “There are still a few tickets left for the Friday races – 95 percent of them have been sold. It is no longer possible to get any tickets for Saturday. Saturday is completely sold out.”
If you don’t have a ticket and you want to see the greatest stars of female alpine skiing in Špindlerův Mlýn, you’d better hurry up. Tickets for Friday’s giant slalom can still be purchased online at www.worldcup2019.cz.
The organisers are finishing the preparations. The slope alone requires the care of about a hundred people. “Our technical teams have been really busy lately grooming the slope after it snowed during the week. And they’ve managed. All those who have been taking care of the preparation have done a great job. There haven’t been any substantial problems,” says Gottfried, who also asks all visitors to arrive well in advance on both days so as to avoid complicated traffic situations.
The organisers, in cooperation with the Czech police, have prepared a large traffic project to make sure that traffic will be as smooth as possible. “It is important for the spectators not to arrive at the last minute and to use the park-and-ride car parks in Vrchlabí, from which shuttle buses will be running. The parking capacity in Špindlerův Mlýn is roughly 1,000 spaces, which are likely to be filled in the early hours of the morning,” says Gottfried. “Using organised transport is an essential element for fans to make everything easier for themselves and for everybody else. All the measures that we have created with a lot of effort will fail if every single spectator decides to park within walking distance of the stands. We believe that fans will understand our logical restrictions arising from the size and location of Špindlerův Mlýn and will not spoil their own experience of this remarkable sporting event.”