Durmitor held its annual sport event recently, called ‘Winter festival of recreational Sport’, which has been successfully running for over 35 years. Around 300 competitors took part, from all Montenegrin municipalities, as well as guests from Serbia and Macedonia. It was organized by the Montenegrin Association “Sport for All”, with outdoor events taking place in the ski resort Javorovaca in Zabljak. The president of the national association “Sport for All” Milan Bracanović expressed satisfaction with the competition, he said “the weather was better than we expected, although there was not as much snow cover as we normally have at this time of year, but despite these difficulties, we organized indoor sport events such as table tennis, dance recreation and there was a general test of health for all. I hope the competitors are satisfied and the hosts were traditionally very generous”; he also noted with satisfaction the participation of amateurs from the countries of Macedonia and Serbia.
Zabljak has recently turned into a beautiful Winter Wonderland! On our recent trip to the north and to visit our complex we could not believe how much snow had fallen, by giving us a nice surprise! The snow level was just over our knees (over 50 cm’s) and it was an adventure in itself in getting our complex into shut down mode for the winter period with our trusted managers! However the views were as stunning as usual and the winter months are a perfect time in Zabljak for trekking, snowball fights and socializing with friends whilst enjoying Malt Wine, hot Plum Brandy and tasty Roasted Chestnuts! So why not this winter make a trip to Zabljak and cuddle up next to your loved ones next to a lovely roaring log fire and simply enjoy the special atmosphere – when it’s a cold minus -15 outside!
Zabljak is also known for its winter season and although Montenegro-Mountain is not currently open in the winter months, this might change with the investment now going into the Ski center! An Azerbaijani company is ready to build a new ski resort in Montenegro, reported local news agency ABC. Azerbaijani ‘Sinkara Holding’ has expressed their desire to build a luxury ski resort in Zabljak. The CEO Aleksera Mehdi said during a visit to Montenegro plans to build five-star hotels with restaurants and cafes, as well as the replacement of the existing ski lifts with new ones, “when I last visited Zabljak, I have seen that it is suitable for construction of a new tourist center. We have built a similar center’s, investing 140 million dollars in those projects. The great advantage of Montenegro is the existence of the entire infrastructure and the ski slopes. The local ski lift is old, but it can be quickly replaced. Climatic conditions are almost identical, “said the CEO. The Honorary Consul of Montenegro in Azerbaijan Vugar Aliyev added “Skiing in Montenegro is increasingly popular”. With now many direct flights from to Podgorica and Tivat airports through the winter months, hopefully winter breaks will be included soon – Montenegro-Mountain will keep you posted!