The City Hall of Borsa has relaunched a project aimed at building an Olympic ski slope in the Carpathians of Northern Romania. In addition to building the longest ski slope in Romania, the project aims to create a world-class support infrastructure.
The project, which will need something on the order of €10 million euro in investment, will also include a cable transport facility with a capacity of 1,800 people per hour, a snow-making system, and a night-lights. Sorin Timis, who’s the mayor of Borsa had this to add:
“The first idea of an Olympic ski slope was brought up in the 1940s when, in Borsa, the members of a sports club began building a tourist resort for winter sports, which would have hosted the Winter Olympics in 1948. The war stopped the project, which was then resumed several times by the communist authorities in the 1960s, as well as after the year 2000, but various problems were encountered.”
The full project is to be submitted to the Ministry of Tourism after February 15, and authorities hope to sign the financing contract in the spring. If all goes as planned, the new slopes would become functional by the 2019/2020 season. Once completed, it will be able to host both local and international ski competitions, according to the mayor.