Thanks to the help of Leitner-Poma, a ski resort in Slovenia has made a major comeback. The Mayor.eu reports that Kobla ski resort opened for the first time in ten years this past December. Back in 2011, the ski resort closed due to overwhelming debts faced by the prior owners. The Kozji hrbet ski lift, which services a 440-meter(1443 feet) run, has reopened to the public. But more lifts are planned, including three new gondolas. The first gondola will go “from Bohinjska Bistrica to Ravne, the second from Ravne to the top of Kobla (Sedlo pod Mali vrh), and the third representing an extension to Slatnik. ” Hospitality amenities will be expanded, as well a ski school and a rental shop will be added. Before it closed, the ski resort featured twenty-three kilometers or 14.3 miles of slopes, and had some of the longest runs in all of Slovenia. The top elevation is 1,480 m(4855.6 feet), and the base elevation is 540 meters(1771.65). The ski resort had three chairlifts and three surface lifts prior to its closure in 2011.
The thirty million Euro project is being led by 2864 Bohinj, which is a company that was set up by chairlift manufacturer Leitner-Poma. The company is aiming to make it a “sustainable, eco-friendly resort and bike park boasting the longest ski runs in Slovenia.” Legal challenges and bureaucratic obstacles delayed its reopening, but it’s looking like Slovenia will soon have a world-class ski resort to shred at. Image Credits: Skimap.org, The Mayor.eu