12 October 2019 - Influential United Kingdom’s daily newspaper, The Guardian recently listed the Morača region and Kolašin as “one of the best small ski resorts in Europe”.
On October 10, The Guardian, one of the United Kingdom's leading newspapers, posted an article on the advantages of small ski resorts, providing travel tips to its readers. The article explains that smaller resorts often offer benefits such as smaller prices, easier routes, less crowded slopes, great scenery, or unspoilt character. “From Spain to Greece, these less-obvious ski areas offer great value and a more local feel than the big, busy Alps resorts,” states the article.
The Guardian provided its readers with a detailed explanation from an individual who visited the Morača region and Kolašin. According to Ralph, due to small height variations and different tracks, the Kolašin ski resort is perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers alike. Still, experienced skiers can also find the resort interesting with freestyle tracks and unbroken snow. Kolašin offers unique natural beauties of which this whole region is famous for.
“Kolašin in central Montenegro is the most underrated mountain resort in Europe. It is a small town surrounded by the Bjelasica and Sinjajevina mountains, which rise to above 2,000 metres. Skiing costs from €30 a day including lift pass, and there are also children’s slopes with instructors. My seven-year-old loved it. The great-value Balkan cuisine is delicious and accommodation ranges from upmarket Hotel Bianca to reasonably priced log cabins. The ski slopes are 7km away and accessible by bus. For a winter holiday without queues and high prices, I’d really recommend the area,” says Ralph for The Guardian.
Aside from Kolašin, the list of “10 of the best small ski resorts in Europe” included Port Aine (Spain), Kranjska Gora (Slovenia), Champex-Lac (Switzerland), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany), Sierra Nevada (Spain), La Mongie (France), Levi (Finland), Hania (Greece) and Roccaraso (Italy).
The news that The Guardian recognised the beauty of Montenegro and Kolašin was quickly noted by the Ambassador of Great Britain to Montenegro, Her Excellency Ms Alison Camp, who congratulated the representatives of the country’s tourism offer and to the representatives of the Ski Resort Kolašin 1450 as well.
“We appreciate when Montenegro is reported on in this matter incredible world newsletters. Our commitment to build new ski resorts in Kolašin and other municipalities in the North is confirmed,” said Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković as a comment on the country’s accomplishment.
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