VIDEO: Spectacle in Kupres as First Alka Held in Snow

Daniela Rogulj

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January 27, 2020 – The first Alka in the snow was held on Saturday at the Čajuša ski resort near Kupres. The winner was Marko Vrca, the BiH media announced on Sunday.

Slobodna Dalmacija reports that skis replaced the traditional horses, and each competitor was officially presented with the sound of a trumpet. This winter Alka edition was supported by the Alka Knights Society of Sinj and was attended by the members of the Management Board, among them Ivo Vukasović.

The event featured 17 alkars on skis, and after three races, four competitors had the same number of points.

After the first round, only Niksa Saric and Marko Vrca remained in the competition. In the second, they both hit the middle (‘u sridu’), which resulted in a third round where Vrca again hit the middle.

Of all the competitors, only Marko Vrca is an alkar and a member of the Sinj Ski Club. Last year, he made his debut at the traditional Sinj Alka held in August.

Representatives of the Knights’ Alkar Society said that alka was one of the most important ways of promoting the City of Sinj and the Sinj Alka, a knight’s game with a tradition of more than 300 years.

Therefore, they decided to hold a competition in Kupres together with the Sinj Ski Club and the association DalSKI, in cooperation with the Adria-ski Sports and Recreation Center in Kupres.

They also announced the continuation of this Alka ski tradition.

Check out the fun in the video below!

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