Works on Platak near Rijeka Going at Full Speed, Hoping to Prolong Season

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We’ve previously written about the plans which involve the undertaking of a large reconstruction project on the infrastructure of Platak, a very unique place in Croatia.

Platak is a ski resort, located around 40 kilometers to the north from Rijeka, where you can ski during the winter while having an amazing view of Kvarner bay in front of you. It’s a popular winter destination for the people of Rijeka and the surrounding area, and has been gaining popularity even during the summer months, since the ever-increasing temperatures at the location with the lower elevation have been forcing people to find refreshment at higher altitudes. 

The works we wrote about in the previous article have started on time, and the first phase is almost finished – it is expected to be fully done by the end of this year.

The entirety of the project should be fully completed by the end of 2020. One of the most important parts of this entire project is the installation of the snowmaking system at Platak, which will improve the reliability of the naturally unreliable snow cover at Platak. It will also help extend the ski season, and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Prefect Zlatko Komadina, while visiting, said that he hoped it would achieve as many as 40 to 50 skiing days on Platak.

To get that done, a whole new lake will have to be built (where the water will be kept for the snow guns), and it will become a new attraction at the site, with a walkway around it. A new cableway is also going to be built, with the idea of connecting Platak with the Risnjak National Park. The road to Platak is also undergoing reconstruction, Novi List writes.

Infrastructure for various other sports is also being improved at Platak, with hopes that it will attract many athletes for their training at higher elevations. As a part of that, a partnership has been concluded with Rogla, a well-known winter sports centre in Slovenia.

The summer program on Platak has already begun, and many events are already taking place at the centre. On September the 8th, the last day of summer, a festival will be held there.



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