Last year, I was more than thrilled and happy to watch our Slovenian girls jump in Ljubno, where they fulfilled our not so quiet wishes. All the girls successfully passed the qualification round, and then achieved three historic podium placements on the renovated ski jump. Including the first Slovenian victory in Ljubno! I was overcome with emotions. My hometown of Ljubno grew even closer to my heart and got bigger not just in my eyes but also in the eyes of women’s ski jumping fans.
We are proud that the BTC Company has supported the girls as their main sponsor for six years now, ever since the first FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ladies event in Ljubno ob Savinji. Each year, we together set goals, which we conti nue to surpass. In only two years, the devilish Slovenians managed to secure their first women’s World Cup ski
jumping win and attracted record-breaking numbers of visitors and fans. Last year, the people of Ljubno and our ski jumpers outdid themselves with the renovated ski jump and historic results.
The Slovenian ski jumping team has delighted us with its results throughout this season as well. We have the Junior Olympic champion in our team, while the girls constantly prove that they never rest on their laurels and that they are
prepared to reach even higher and fly farther. In addition, the people of Ljubno, without whom the fairy tale of Ljubno would be very different, keep seeking improvements.
This year, as per tradition, we will once again put our hearts into cheering for our ski jumpers on the Valentine’s Day weekend, which in our eyes and in the eyes of women’s ski jumping fans represents our love towards women’s
ski jumping and towards Ljubno. I am certain that our ski jumpers will surpass the set goals also in this season, so no one should miss the World Cup event in Ljubno!
I invite you to join us in toasting our high goals!
Jože Mermal, President of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Ladies Honorary Committee Ljubno 2017 and President of the BTC d. d. Management Board and CEO