Even in summer, the Kalavrita ski center will be able to work after the completion of the modernization of its facilities, said Mayor George Lazouras at the Macedonia News Agency, while at the same time emphasizing that this development will increasingly contribute to increasing visitors and economic development from the wider region.
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When the mayor explained, "Summer ski operations will give you the opportunity to ride the mountain with a new elevator, as well as a visit to the top of Helmos and the Aristarchos telescope."
In particular, the West Greece Regional Council unanimously approved the proposal for the modernization of the Kalavryta Ski Center, with a budget of around 20 million euros, through a public investment program.
Speaking to ANA – MPA, George Lazouras was described as a historic decision to improve, improve and modernize facilities ", adding that the proposal was studied and prepared by the city government and the ski center.
At the same time, he stressed that "after 30 years of skiing, such major interventions took place, creating new skis, giving him" life "for the next 40 years."
Regarding modernization, the mayor told ANA-MPA that "two important new elevators will be operated with cabins and chairs, energy facilities will be upgraded and electromechanical equipment will be made for parking lots for elevators of 700 square meters. Buildings will be maintained, biological cleaning will be built and new snowmobiles will be purchased. "It is also planned to provide a ticket system and support system, as well as redesigning the slopes.
Regarding the expected benefits, George Lazouras said that the modernization of skiing means "life", traffic, professional activity, tourism and environmental development, because through increasing its target is to ski resorts to operate only during the winter, but for a longer period of time , even in summer. "
When he explained, "With the operation of a modern, fast and safe elevator, those who arrive at ski resorts during the summer will have the opportunity to take a walk or visit the Helmos peaks and facilities" ", while other activities such as mountain biking can developed. "
Indeed, as stated by George Lazouras at this point, "we have decided to develop the activity I mentioned above because it is something that has been requested by us, both visitors and tourists."
In addition, as noted in the APE-MPA, the head of the West Greece region, Apostolos Katsifaras, regarding the modernization of the ski center, "in its 30 years of operations, has made a significant contribution to the regional economy, has been identified with the creation of new jobs in local productive plants. and has developed in supporting the emergence of a wider area. "
In conclusion, the mayor noted that the intervention that would be carried out to repair the road connecting Kalavrita with Patrim 6.5 million Euros would contribute to a faster and safer visitor movement.