- Public company "Skijališta Srbije" will have about 600m RSD at its disposal for investments in 2009 – Nebojša Skorić, the acting Director General of that company, said today (January 21, 2009).
- In association with the Ministry of Economy and local self-managements, basic infrastructural works on organization of road network, water supply system and wastewater regulation will be continued on all mountains – said he on the occasion of presentation of the plan for this year in the premises of the Government of Serbia.
Skorić said that he would suggest to the Ministry of Economy that, in accordance with the master plan for development of Kopaonik and other ski centers, realization of the program for introduction of artificial snow on mountains should be resumed.
- This year’s priority is introduction of snow on ski tracks "Duboka 1" and "Duboka 2" and "Karaman" on Kopaonik – said he and explained that the artificial snowing system would be installed on Stara Planina and Zlatibor’s Tornik in 2009.
Skorić announced that he expected that the new four-seat ski lift on Gobelja on Kopaonik, which can transport 2,400 skiers per hour, would be put in operation at the beginning of March.
According to the plan, the ski centers in Serbia will be improved to become recognizable not only by winter tourist season, but also during the whole year.
- Therefore, the first phase of construction of winter-summer fun park on Obudojevici hill on Zlatibor is about to start – said Skorić.
As he specified, “the fun park at 7 ha with the contents similar to the ones in the most famous European tourist centers” should be put into operation during the 1st of May holidays.
People will be able to use the contents in that park during the whole year – skiing on plastic tracks during summer, sleighing on tubing tracks, bobsleigh tracks, adrenalin parks, skating rink, as well as small artificial snowing system.
Construction of similar contents on Kopaonik and Stara Planina is in the pipeline.
He pointed out that about 50,000 tourists had bought ski-passes in less than one month, that is, during the peak time of the winter tourist season, and he added that the results by the end of the season 2009 should be much better than in the previous years.