In the presence of the President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik and many important guests, Olympic Center Jahorina held a press conference on the 365 days of successful work of the new management of OC Jahorina and the official launch of the artificial lake on the top of the plateau Poljice.
The participants were addressed by OC Jahorina’s director, Mr. Dejan Ljevnaić, who, during his speech, put emphasis on the successes achieved by the management of OC Jahorina in the previous 365 days. “Yes, behind us we have 365 days of work. When I say this, I really think 365 working days of employees who get the most credit for the new face and the image of Jahorina. I would also like to point out that the assistance we receive from the President of the Republic of Srpska, Mr. Milorad Dodik, the RS Government and the Ministries of Trade and Tourism is of great importance for our work and achieving record results. Today we have officially put into operation an artificial lake, which is another indicator of success, and we have: 365 days of hotel operation in Bistrica and 200 days of work of ski center, which is a total increase of 52% compared to last season. We first opened the winter season in the region and the closed the last. The financial indicators surpassed all expectations, the revenues from the ski resort alone were almost 5.500.000 BAM, and last year they were 2.875.378 BAM, which is 91% more, while the hotel Bistrica achieved revenues better by 21%. When it comes to the ski resort revenue, I would like to emphasize that we have earned 80,000 BAM from ski schools, while last year we did not have this kind of income, and from the parking lot we earned 174,000 BAM, which is 400% more than last year. Of course, the number of drives follows this trend, so this year’s number of drives of 1,510,000 is 52% higher than last year. The company was a serious loser and a burden to the Republic, and now for the first time after eight years, a positive business result in the amount of 544.798 BAM has been recorded. When compared, last year’s result was 4,356,116 BAM in the minus. In order to get a complete picture, it is important to note that we also took into account the costs and had a home-based approach to business, and thus we achieved savings in the business of more than 20 million BAM. And the most realistic indicator, according to which all tourist destinations are valued is the price in real estate. After the last winter season, the real estate price on Jahorina has grown by more than 4 times. A large number of domestic and foreign investors have shown interest in Jahorina, and at this moment, we have 4 large construction sites. I would especially like to point out that the visit of the Association of Slovenian Ski Centers and World Travel Agencies means a lot to us, because I personally think that the future of tourism is in the integration and cooperation. I am announcing that we have agreed to cooperate with them and that the Jahorina ski pass will be valid in all Slovenian ski centers and vice versa. For me, this is not a surprise, because from the beginning I believed that Jahorina had this potential and had the best price and quality ratio, and that it takes only one season to show it and recognize it all, “said Mr. Dejan Ljevnaic , Director of OC Jahorina. In the case of investment works, he emphasized that for the next winter season, the Technoalpin artificial snowing system will be fully built and completed , which will connect the whole ski resort with 40 launchers and 20 cannons, thus eliminating the biggest defect that hit Jahorina, the lack of snow.
From this season on, Jahorina will never have a snow problem anymore.Doubtlessness in snow and successful winter season has been built now. With the construction of the system, new and extended existing ski trails, with a total length of 40km, were built and marked, among which there are homologated tracks for disciplines SL, GS, SG and downhill. Olympic Center Jahorina plans the initiating of the artificial snowing system along with the concert of Ceca Ražnatović, on December 1st 2018 for the upcoming winter season and the opening of the season of the Retro Ski Opening with the concert of Crvena Jabuka and interesting events from 13th to 16th December 2018. This winter season will be special for everyone, because in February we have EYOF Youth Olympics 09.-16.02.2019, which will literally return old Olympic shine to Jahorina.