|Three new chairlifts, and artificial snow on Mt Kopaonik by 1 December|
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Regional Development Mladjan Dinkic announced today that by 1 December three new chairlifts will be completed on Mt Kopaonik and the artificial snow system installed on 70% of ski tracks.
Dinkic, who visited the works on these installations today, specified that the project is estimated at over RSD 1.5 billion.
He noted that two new chairlifts will be built on Karaman and Krst, while the third one will be located on the Suncana Dolina track.
A new six-seat chairlift suitable for beginners will be built on Mali Karaman and will take the passengers up in four minutes, as opposed to 12 previously, the Deputy Prime Minister explained.
Ski tracks on Mt Kopaonik will no longer depend on the weather because 70% of them will be covered by the artificial snow system.
Dinkic announced that next year the tracks will be covered up to 100%, to include ski tracks on Krcmar, Rtanj, Marine Vode, Suncana Dolina and Duboka.
Stressing that the ski season may start on 1 December, Dinkic cautioned hoteliers on Mt Kopaonik not to make the same mistake as in previous years, but to adjust their prices to suit both domestic and foreign guests.
He recalled that thanks to the White Schengen, Serbian citizens can now easily travel to any winter resort in Europe if they find more favourable conditions than in Serbia.
Since a number of trees had to be cut down to make room for new tracks, the Ministry, in cooperation with Kopaonik National Park, plans to plant three times more trees at another location, the Minister explained.
Secretary for Tourism at the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development Goran Petkovic and Director of the public ski company Skijalista Srbije Nebojsa Skoric accompanied Minister Dinkic on his tour of the works.
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Source: Serbian Government
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