Ski legend Marc Girardelli has warned a year ago that without a second cabin, development in Bansko will be suspended. Girardelli is an honorary citizen of the town, which for several years continues to promote Bulgaria as a ski destination worldwide. But we can not blame the five-time World Cup winner in populism. Because he’s seen a lot and knows a lot. Hopefully, ones on which depends to the future of the resort will hear him.
“Bansko is a very good ski center, ski lifts are very modern, has super hotels, good restaurants, many shops where you can shop well. The roads are getting better. 10 years ago the road here was not so good – I had to travel more than one hour. And there are many tourists from around the world. Now it seems that many influential people in Bulgaria have to realize that they must look ahead. Bansko is an important tourist center, known abroad. If development stops, because they can’t build a second lift, it will be very bad not only for Bansko but for the Bulgaria” said in February last year Girardelli.
According to Girardelli, when people who want to invest in Bulgaria see that it is difficult to obtain permits and no will to develop, it will be a problem not only for Bansko but also for other industries in the long-term and internationally plan. Similarly, there is the question of modernization of roads.
“Bulgaria is building new roads, eliminating three meters of grass and cut down five trees. Build bridges, not bypassing. Same is with the second cabin. Why not build new lifts? They are also for people, for the tourists who bring money from abroad” categorical was the Ski legend.
“I am very happy to be in this wonderful place. Incredible work has been done in the ski center. Beautiful mountains, fresh air and beautiful runs, every winter tourist would feel great here. Bansko has everything to host competitions of the highest rank” said two-time Olympic champion Markus Wasmeier minutes after the official opening of the winter season in December last year.