Gorski kotar, a highland region situated not far from the Kvarner area and maritime Croatia, is recording more and more tourist visits from year to year, and naturally an increasingly diverse tourism offer. Of course, only the winter “offer” is of interest now, and it is, give the growing number of highland ski trails, a very attractive one.
The Petehovac ski resort is situated in the direct vicinity of the town of Delnice and features Alpine and Nordic skiing trails, ski tows and a small ski jump.
There are three ski resorts on offer in the area of the small town of Mrkopalj, allowing skiers to enjoy the terrain of Begovo Razdolje, situated at about 1,100 metres above sea level.Here too are the Čelimbaše grounds where there are some three kilometres of ski trials maintained, while fans of the biathlon can practice on the four kilometre long trail of the Zagmajna Biathlon Centre.
In the settlement of Tršće, home of the Rudnik ski resort, skiers can ski on two trails and on cross-country skiing trails. Similar trails are maintained in the area surrounding Ravna Gora, where there are other grounds available suited for sledding, children’s activities on the snow.
Trails have been set up there for recreational skiing and the always-attractive night skiing. Skiers can try their hand at the Platak ski resort’s trails where some nine kilometres of trails are maintained with five ski lifts, a children’s ski lift and a cable car.
The resort offers guests ski and snowboard lessons, daytime and nighttime safaris through the surrounding forests and cross-country skiing and hiking. Under the highest peak in Gorski kotar (1534 m) on the southeastern part of Mount Bjelolasica is the largest winter sports centre in Croatia, the Bjelolasica Olympic Centre, with trails for all types of skiers – from beginners to top-trained recreational skiers.
web site: www.gorskikotar.hr
(photo: Roberta F.)