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,…

Bohinj: Green winters offer an opportunity to diversify away from traditional winter sports

Amid the now annual summer stampede to Lake Bohinj its potential as an all year-round destination is increasingly overlooked. It is though the very reason why winter visitor numbers have significantly declined that the local municipality and tourist association are pinning their hopes on rebalancing Bohinj's appeal as a holiday location for all seasons. The…

Bohinj: finally some hope for Hotel Zlatorog?

*Please view March 2019 update:¬†Bohinj: Slovenian Cryptocurrency millionaire invests in ailing hotel stock Being responsible for the majority of Bohinj's preeminent tourism accommodation places a large responsibility on the owner to sympathetically maintain properties whose position within the Triglav National Park(TNP) imposes exacting aesthetics demands and the need for sustainable renewal and reinvention. It is…

Vogel: Bohinj-based ski centre sold to Terra Australis group

Interesting times lie ahead for arguably Slovenia's most famous ski resort, Vogel above Lake Bohinj, following news of a majority acquisition of KD Capital's 51% shareholding of the Ukanc-based cableway and ski centre.Whilst Vogel cannot offer high altitude winter sports that the soon to be rejuvenated Kanin lift above frontier town Bovec will once more…

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…