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Most Slovenian Ski Slopes Open Until After Easter


But the outcome is far from being record-high, they say. Most ski resorts will welcome visitors until the end of the Easter holidays.

In Kranjska Gora, the winter season is concluding this weekend due to lack of snow. Skiing is only possible in the morning at EUR 15 for adults and EUR 10 for children.

In what the head of marketing at RTC Žičnice Klavdija Gomboc labels a mediocre season, some 160,000 skiers visited the slopes.

Similarly, Vogel recorded about 85,000 visitors, which is just below the average number for a season, according to sales and marketing head at Žičnice Vogel Matej Kandare.

But Vogel will be open until Easter Monday and is counting on still attracting quite a few visitors with its special discounts.

Skiing centre Krvavec is also extending the winter season for another good week. "There's plenty of snow, the slopes are ready, skiing is fantastic, perhaps the best in the whole season," Luka Vrančič of RTC Krvavec said, adding that there would be no shorter opening hours or additional discounts.

Their traditional closing event will take place on the Easter weekend and is expected to attract another 3,000-4,000 people.

While saying it was too early to give final figures for the season, Vrančič said that in general the season had been better that last, which was the worse in the last decade due to poor weather conditions and ice storms.

Particularly happy for being able to even report on this season is Pohorje, which was in danger of closure after its operator ŠC Pohorje went bankrupt. The managing of the country's biggest slopes was subsequently taken over by Maribor public transport company Marprom, which managed to finish the season in the black.

In the 105 winter season days, some 137,000 skiers were recorded at Pohorje, which will offer special discounts on Easter tickets.

At Rogla, 170,000 visitors were counted this season, up 15% from last year, Tina Tinta Kovačič of Unior Turizem said, also announcing lower ticket prices for next weekend.

Ski centre Golte welcomed some 50,000 skiers this season, a 20% increase over last year. But its head Ernest Kovač said this was far from being a record-high result.

The best ever seasons in Kope were 2006-2008, when 90,000 tickets were sold per season on average, according to GTC Kope head Srečko Jesenšek. This season brought some 60,000 visitors, which is double last year's figure.

There is still enough snow at Kope, so skiers are welcome next weekend as well.

At Cerkno, meanwhile, the season will most probably conclude this weekend, says sales manager Majda Rojc, who assesses the 2014/2015 season as successful.


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