The once popular Zatrnik ski resort has come to life again this winter after more than a quarter of a century. In December, after the snowfall, it was lively again. Trails, parking lots and sledding trails are being prepared. Currently, there are already functioning three ski lifts for children, a sledding trail, and 2.3 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails.
Zatrnik used to be very popular ski resort and many aces of alpine skiing made their first steps here. One of them is Špela Pretnar who won six races in the Alpine Skiing World Cup, with 13 podiums altogether. In the 1999/2000 season, Pretnar won a small crystal globe in slalom.
As the director of RTC Zatrnik Aleš Zalar explained, the entire revival of the ski resort will be made gradually. Three low-speed ski lifts suitable for children have already been launched this season. One is suitable for children up to 5 years of age who are mastering the first ski steps, the second for those children who already know how to ride a ski lift, and the third is for children up to 12 years of age who already have some skiing skills. In the future, they plan to renovate four more ski lifts suitable for adult skiers.
The biggest investment will be the arrangement of the chairlift to Hotunjski Vrh. Along the chairlift, four tracks of varying difficulties will be arranged. Among them, there will also be an FIS track suitable for ski competitions.
The vision of the new owner is for Zatrnik to become a mountain centre that will attract people throughout the year. Among other things, they are planning investments to diversify the summer season – two ziplines, a cycling route, an adventure-adrenaline park and a summer sledding track. They also see an opportunity in connection with the nearby tourist centres of Bled and Bohinj, especially in terms of accommodation capacity.
The Zatrnik ski resort will be a welcome addition to the ski offer in this part of Gorenjska. Near Pokljuka, there are currently two major mountain ski centres, Vogel and Kranjska Gora, and the Soriška planina ski resort.