Žan Košir
Zan Kosir FIS World Cup Parallel Slalom Jauerling 2012


April 11, 1984
Kranj, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)

Medals won

Silver in parallel slalom, bronze in parallel giant slalom (Sochi)

Žan Košir (born April 11, 1984) is a Slovenian snowboarder, specializing in parallel giant slalom and parallel slalom. He won a silver and a bronze in two of his events in Sochi, Russia, both events behind Vic Wild of host nation Russia, and Nevin Galmarini of Switzerland in parallel giant slalom. His brother Dejan also competed in the Winter Olympics in the same events as him.


He did not qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, but his brother Dejan Kosir did, neither the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, United States. He was age eligible for both 2002 and 2006.

He finally qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. He was eliminated in the quarterfinals after losing to Benjamin Karl, the parallel slalom bronze medalist in Sochi. He finished sixth after losing the classifications 5-6 to Turin silver medalist Simon Schoch.

Ben and Toad's Contest

He qualified for Ben and Toad's Contest 5 by winning a qualification tournament for the final spot. He won against short track speed skater Vladimir Grigorev of Russia.

Kosir was voted out in season 5 week 6.