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January 24, 2021

Int’l Snowboarding Championship & Festival: Men & women’s giant slalom competitions attract tourists in Malam Jabba

Peshawar

January 24, 2021

MINGORA: The men and women’s giant slalom and parallel giant slalom competitions attracted tourists on the second day of the Pakistan International Snowboarding Championship and Festival at the Malam Jabba ski resort in the scenic Swat valley on Saturday.

Commissioner Malakand division Zaheerul Islam was the chief guest, who inaugurated the men and women’s giant slalom and parallel giant slalom competitions on the occasion.Over 44 national and international players, including four women players and enthusiasts of snowboarding games from European countries, Belgium, France Afghanistan and Pakistan participated in the event.

The men and women’s giant slalom and parallel giant slalom thrilling competitions mesmerised the tourists and visitors when the players exhibited their skills on the white snow at the Malam Jabba ski resort.

The foreign tourists said that they were proud to be in Pakistan, particularly in the Swat valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to participate in the snowboarding games and visit the tourist spots.

They said that Swat was a stunning valley with enormous beauty and sereneness on its mountain and plains.The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KP-CTA) under the auspices of the Tourism, Sports, Archaeology, Culture, Museums and Youth Affairs Department and the Samson Group of Companies have jointly organized the spectacular event.

Besides snowboarding games, traditional foods and music festivals are also part of the gala to entertain the tourists and visitors.Music programmes were also being organized in the evening to entertain the tourists and players.

The concluding ceremony of the International Snowboarding Championship and Festival will be held today.The championship is aimed at bringing the serene spots, including Malam Jabba, Madyan, Bahrain and elsewhere in the valley, back to life and attracting tourists to these destinations.Snowboarding is a recreational and competitive activity that involves descending a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard attached to a rider’s feet.