Snow Volleyball

Slovenia poised to host third Snow Volleyball Championship


Article Wed, Mar 15 2023

After a three-year break imposed by the coronavirus pandemic and a lack of snow, the Slovenian Snow Volleyball national championships will be returning in full swing. The 2023 edition will be hosted by Krvavec Ski Resort on Sunday, March 19, featuring no less than 16 teams.

The Slovenian Snow Volleyball championships will return to Krvavec Ski Resort - where they were last held in 2019

The top Slovenian snow volleyball players clashed in 2018 in Žiri for the first time, followed by the 2019 event at Krvavec Ski Resort – where teams will gather again this coming Sunday for the third national competition organised under the umbrella of the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia.

In the men’s competition, Tadej Boženk and Denis Robida will defend their title at Plaža Krvavec, joined by the experienced Danijel Pokeršnik and Slovenia’s indoor national team member Alan Košenina for this year's edition – a combination making them the heavy favourites to win another title. Boženk, Robida, and Pokeršnik claimed the silver medal at the final stop of the 2022 CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour in Wagrain, Austria.

Tadej Boženk and Denis Robida will be trying to retain the title they won in 2019

On the other hand, the 2019 champions in the women's category - Živa Griljc, Tia Grgičević, and Katarina Mehle – will not be chasing their second trophy in a row, but having eight teams that are ready to deliver high-level performances on the snowy surface is an invitation to all fans to spend their Sunday at Krvavec Ski Resort cheering for their favourites.

Altogether, eight teams in the men’s and just as many in the women’s category, which is the maximum for a one-day event, will enter the battle for the title. This is exciting news for the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia.

“We are enthusiastic that we will be finally able to follow our best snow volleyball players again after a three-year break. I would like to thank our partners from RTC Krvavec for making the national championship possible and I am confident that all 16 teams will give their best to perform on the highest possible level. I am looking forward to another spectacular event that will further promote Snow Volleyball in Slovenia."

Gregor Humerca
Secretary General of the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia
Eight teams per gender are set to contest the event at Krvavec Ski Resort

Slovenia hosted a first official Snow Volleyball tournament – a CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour stop – in 2017 in Kranjska Gora.