The Maritime Alps of Slovenia and Italy may see more snow and glacier consolidation, but deny Climate Change at your peril

Standing up to your knees in snow at 1,800 metres above sea level whilst at a ski resort is not an unusual occurrence in itself but indicates one potential anomaly: assuming the scenario doesn't relate to off piste terrain then why hasn't the particular area been groomed for winter sports aficionados? The answer might surprise,…

Slovenia: ambitious plans to upgrade Mount Kanin’s iconic cableway

Facilitating Slovenia's highest skiing the eponymous Mount Kanin cableway, in the country's northwest, continues to enjoy an upturn in fortunes since the near catastrophic collapse of several of its carriages in 2013. Remaining closed for several years amid claim and counterclaim that ultimately failed to establish beyond reasonable doubt the cause of the accident, the…

Bovec: The Slovenian Resort that’s Ready to Step Out of the Shadows

Despite formidable competition within the sector almost any well-run, clean accommodation operated by friendly custodians should more than exist but thrive in an alpine setting. While there is a danger of, for example, one generic Austrian four star establishment resembling the next, only reputational damage born out of genuinely poor guest experiences can realistically jeopardize…

Bovec: Kanin cableway on schedule for December reopening

Remediation of Bovec's Kanin cableway continues to remain on schedule for its much anticipated reopening this winter, drawing a veil over one of the darker periods to affect Slovenia's tourism sector.The state-backed renovation of the eponymous lift tasked with serving the Slovenian slopes of Mount Kanin will once more facilitate high altitude skiing that cannot…

Bovec/Kanin: press release from the Ministry of Economic Development & Technology

Below is a press release from the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, regarding state and European funding allocated for the remediation and renovation of the hitherto derelict Kanin cableway, formerly tasked with serving the eponymous mountain above the northwestern town of Bovec. Underneath is an English translation of the original document, which can…

Bovec: Kanin cableway’s regeneration declared to be of national importance

Commensurate with the multi-million largesse afforded the municipality of Bovec to remedy its ailing Kanin cableway device, the incumbent Slovenian administration has formally declared the project one of national importance, rubber-stamping the decision by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology to grant €5.7 million towards the project.Recognising Bovec's unique circumstances has been crucial in…

Ljubljana Airport passenger numbers once more overtake Skopje

A resurgent Ljubljana Airport has regained its traditional hold over Skopje's Alexander the Great aerodrome, overtaking the Macedonian capital's facility after lagging behind during the first six months of 2015. Whilst all the indicators of passenger uptake in relation to aircraft capacity, overall footfall and net profit point to an ongoing upward trend, data for…

Bovec: contractual agreements herald reconstruction of Kanin’s cableway

The project formally titled the "Rehabilitation of cableway installations in the resort Kanin" has arisen following confirmation of the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Municipality of Bovec and preferred contractor Dr. Duhovnik d.o.o. After a tender process that yielded only one interested party, the inevitability of Dr. Duhovnik acquiring the contract was…

Bovec: Kanin to reopen this winter thanks to €5.7 million state aid package

Slovenia's Ministry of Economic Development and Technology has confirmed the granting of close to €6 million to the frontier resort of Bovec, to assist in the reconstruction of its ailing Kanin ski lift. Serving the eponymous mountain that straddles the Slovene-Italian border, this important part of Bovec's tourism infrastructure has lain dormant since a near-catastrophic…

Bovec: Kanin ski area granted €5.7 million of state assistance

Slovenian frontier resort Bovec is to receive over €5.7 million of state aid from the country's incumbent administration, channeled through its Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and nearly twice the amount originally suggested. Whilst this isn't a financial incentive designed to benefit the whole town, what amounts in effect to project-specific funding will provide…