Zabljak – Cars with register plates from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, and Montenegro have cramped the parking and the approaching road to Savin Kuk, the biggest Croatian ski complex, and the funs of winter sports, which according to some estimation there were about 2.000, have contributed that the leading center of continental tourism turns into a real fair on snow.
Top and advanced skiers, who thanks to their skills on skies have spent their day in the upper parts of the skiing paths, somewhat decreased the crowd on the path, which so far rarely has been marked. For a long time people stood in lines for the lower funicular cable railway, on which after, after 4 full baskets, two following baskets had to be empty because the regulations require that. Those who were in the line for the opposite direction patiently waited the funicular cable railway which serves the paths on which one can ski during the night. The remaining two lifts were also crowded, on the baby lift there were young people more than ever and the employees on the second phase of the funicular cable railway, which leads towards the very peak and turns next to the well of Savina voda, also had a lot of work, as well as the restaurant facilities.
Local men, Vasilije Jaksic has been working for 20 years in the tourist business and he doesn’t remember that this kind of visit lasted for 15 days in continuity.
Milos Milosevis from Cacak was sticking out yesterday, because on the ski path in prams he drove his 8 months old son Aleksandar.
– For years I have been visiting Durmitor, but this winter everything on Zabljak is much better. I mind the crowd, but I will always come back here – says Milosevic.
People from Podgorica, Milorad, Sandra, Ilija, and Ivan Godec will also come back on Zabljak., the guests of hotel “Javor”, but they say that some things could be cheaper, such as ski schools which has forced them, even though they are not so skilful, to teach their kids by themselves to ski.
Savin kuk yesterday provokes people from Bijelo polje, Dusan Simovic and Sead Franca, the member of paragliding club “Dinamik”, that after Obrov and Bjelasica on a sunny day they start flying from Durmitor and seize the advantage of the funicular cable railway on the location which is suitable for taking off. Because of the beautiful nature and great paths, second year in a row, family Babic from Herceg Novi is here. They say that they have mastered skiing so much that they have superseded Zlatibor where for years in the past they have spent their winter holidays and they are commending hotel “Bjelobor” where they are staying.
The objection which yesterday could be heard from numerous collocutors of “Vijesti” is that Durmitor in the days of great visit of tourists lacks skiing paths and facilities for recreational skiing. Even though it functioned with full capacity, city ski center Javorovaca, the popular Stuoc is not in function, whose skiing – tourist, and restaurant infrastructure was created for recreational skiing.
Great visit on Zabljak has also to thank a lot to the fact that on the mountain centers in the wider surrounding there is no snow. Such a gift of nature everyone on Zabljak has used well so no one of the collocutors of “Vijesti” had major complaints. Someone objects the poor entertainment, but no one is complaining on the roads, accommodation in hotels or the kindness of tourist employees and local people.