Modification of the Spatial Plan and the project of snowing new trails on Kopaonik
Public procurement for services to supplement the Spatial Plan of the Special Purpose Area of the Kopaonik National Park is underway. During the implementation of the plan so far, the need and space-technical possibilities for improving the planned system of ski resorts have been noticed.
Also, the subject of public procurement is the development of the project documentation of the system for artificial snowing of new trails with connection to the existing snowmaking system.
Within the scope of amendments to the Spatial Plan is:
1. Zona Treska and planned connection to the cottage
Considering the new construction on the terrain (road, tourist complex) and the complexity of connection between densely and dispersively built settlement, it proved to be the optimal solution to build a cable car above the settlement and develop a ski resort near the settlement. The area is largely forested.
2. Location of Pančić – Duboka
New installation, ski lift – ski slope; which would increase the speed of introducing skiers to the ski resort, thereby increasing safety (reducing congestion and injury) and better connecting and activating the eastern part of the ski resort. The site is dominated by meadows.
3. Location of Duboka 2
A new ski slope, which would increase the utilization of the cable car and activate the underutilized part of the ski resort, all in accordance with the conditions of the terrain.
4. Location of Karaman (Jaram)
To the east of the existing ski lift, a new installation with accompanying ski slopes would be planned. This would develop a ski resort in the area of planned tourist complexes at the Jaram site. The increase in supply would activate the part of the ski resort, which is now used most for skiing.
5. Providing planning conditions for further efficient realization of the public ski resort and other necessary changes in order to harmonize the capacities and optimal functioning of the ski resort. Consideration of the possibilities and conditions for defining the location of the new technical base of the ski resort.
For the purpose of further development of the Kopaonik ski center, JP Ski Resorts of Serbia envisaged the snowing of new ski slopes – Gvozdac, Krčmar, Karaman greben and Pančić. This public procurement also includes the preparation of project documentation for the artificial snowmaking system of new ski slopes with connection to the existing artificial snowmaking system on Kopaonik:
Ski resort Gvozdac
It covers two arms, 19a and 19b, within the Kopaonik National Park. Ski slope 19a is about 1100 m ‘long and ski slope 19b is about 780 m’ long. The terrain is quite steep on this belt, so the ski slopes are up to 60% long and fall into the black trails.
Krčmar ski slope
The length of the Krčmar ski slope, which is under construction, is about 1500 m, and the width along the entire section is about 40 m. The slope of the track follows the fall of the terrain as much as possible and ranges from 10.85 to 37.35%. The transverse slope of the track is 2-10%, and the total area is about 83,930.5 m2.
Karaman Greben Ski Trail
The conceptual design defines the ski slopes Karaman-ridge 1 and Karaman-ridge 2, whose lengths are about 683 m and 362 m. The width of the ski slopes along the entire section is 40 m, and the longitudinal slope of the ski slopes is variable and follows the fall of the terrain as far as possible, from 6.00% to 21.42%. Generally, the leveling is adapted to the existing configuration, with earthworks being minimized.
The cross slope of the ski slopes is 2-6%. The transverse slope of the ski slopes was also adapted to the conditions of the site, that is, locally designed to adapt as much as possible to the existing configuration in order to reduce earthwork.
Ski resort Pančić
The conceptual design defines the ski slope of Pančić ski slope, which is about 554 m long. The width of the ski slope along the entire section is 40 m, and the longitudinal slope of the ski slope is variable and follows the fall of the terrain as far as possible, from 10.92% to 30.67%. Generally, the leveling is adapted to the existing configuration, with earthworks being minimized. The cross slope of the ski slope is 2-6%. The transverse slope of the ski slope is also adapted to the conditions of the site, that is, locally designed so as to adapt as much as possible to the existing configuration in order to reduce earthwork.
The artificial snowmaking system must be designed to accommodate previously designed and constructed terrain tracks and the existing artificial snowmaking system.
Characteristics of Ski slopes provided for snowing
|The trail||Elevation start||Elevation end||Length||Width||Surface area|
|1||Gvozdac – Ski slope 19a||1914||1560||1100||40||44,000|
|2||Gvozdac – Ski slope 19b||1880||1560||780||40||31,200|
|3||Ski slope – Krčmar||1650||1975||1500||40||60,000|
The public procurement for these services, announced by the Public Enterprise of Ski Resorts of Serbia, is underway, and the selection of the best bidder is expected at the end of August 2019.