THE 4th SPE BALKAN SKI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022, PAMPOROVO SKI CENTER, BULGARIA
FROM 13 TO 17 MARCH 2022

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the fourth SPE BALKAN SKI international conference, which will be held in Pamporovo Ski Center, Bulgaria, from 13 to 17 March 2022. After a successfully organized first conference in Kopaonik, Serbia (2017), and a second conference in Jahorina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2018), we have the pleasure of organizing a fourth SPE BALKAN SKIinternational conference, this time in Pamporovo, a peak in the Bulgarian mountains.

What is SPE BALKAN SKI?

SPE - Science, Practice & Education - BALKAN SKI CONFERENCE is a fusion of curiosity (science), the will to work on snow (practice) and the selfless sharing of knowledge (education) among people who love snowy mountains and the most beautiful sports in the world - alpine skiing and snowboarding.

After the wonderful experience we all had at the first and second SPE BALKAN SKI CONFERENCES, where several hundred ski instructors, coaches, professors and other experts in the field of alpine skiing and snowboarding witnessed the unforgettable interaction between science, profession, practice and social events, we have decided to invite you to go one step further with us to reach and maybe even surpass the goals of SPE Balkan SKI.

The SPE BALKAN SKI conference is significantly and professionally supported by the IVSS - International Association Snowsports at Schools and Universities, one of the three pillars of Interski.

SPE BALKAN SKI Core Values

INTEGRITY – Based on values rather than personal gain.
FUN – Based on values rather than personal gain.
BONDING AND NETWORKING – Bringing together experts sharing the same interests from the Balkan region, and beyond.
TEAM WORK – Confidently working within a group, accepting and learning from constructive criticism, collective pride.
EXCELLENCE – If you put quality in everything you do, the individual and the collective wins every day.

“Excellence is not an accomplishment. It is a spirit, a never-ending process.”
Lawrence M. Miller

THE MAIN THEME

Fun and safety in contemporary skiing − the new role of ski instructors/trainers in winter sports and society.

SYMPOSIUM SUB-THEMES:

Alpine Skiing - Teaching and Coaching – Technique, Equipment, Didactic Tools, other...
Snowboarding - Teaching and Coaching – Technique, Equipment, Didactic Tools, other...
Adaptive Skiing Sports - Teaching and Coaching – Technique, Equipment, Didactic Tools, other...
Safety on snow

SPE BALKAN SKI Vision

The Vision of the SPE BALKAN SKI is to develop the network of excellence bringing together ski experts – ski instructors, coaches, scientists and other ski experts from the Balkan region.

SPE BALKAN SKI Mission

The Mission of the SPE BALKAN SKI is to empower, advocate, develop and promote ski professions, considering scientific and professional bases in theory and practice.

SPE BALKAN SKI Goals

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018 CONFERENCE