ISLAMABAD - The Ski Federation of Pakistan has issued the revised National Ski Event Calendar 2011, in which five top-level winter competitions including national championship, Shah Khan Cup, and Cross Country Competitions will take place at Naltar, Gilgit-Baltistan. The events also include the training camps and ski coaches camps for all the ski associations and attached departments. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was the defending champion of Shah Khan Cup while the Pakistan Army which won the 2010 National Championship would try to retain the cup. "The CAA boys will give tough time to their opponents," says Obaid-ur-Rehman, CAA team manager. According to details, the opening ceremony of Sadia Khan Cup and Children Ski Championship would start from February 9, whereas Shah Khan Cup and National Ski Championship including CJCSC competitions would start from February 18 and the events would conclude on February 26. The National Ski Team, which participated in the first South Asian Winter Games 2011 held at Auli, India from January 7 to January 19 could not perform well in the cross country championship, despite the excellent performance in other competitions in which the team won one gold, three silvers and one bronze medals. The cross-country team which consisted of eight boys, could manage eight position while India got all the top positions. The Ski Federation of Pakistan has included the first Cross Country Championship which will commence from March 4 followed by a seven-day training camp for the athletes. "This would help the cross country players in preparing for the next winter competitions," says an organiser of the winter competitions. It is worth mentioning here that to promote the game in the remote valley of Naltar, the Ski Federation introduced Naltar Cup for the young players of the area. "We have decided to arranged a separate training camp, especially for the Naltar athletes and some associations from March 8 till the snow lasts. The basic aim of such camp is to promote the skiing in the area," says Mussarat Ali Secretary Pakistan Ski Federation.