YEAR ROUND MOUNTAIN RESORT KOZUF
Kozuf Mountain Resort sits approximately 33km west of town of Gevgelija, 100km north of Thessaloniki in Greece and 150km south of the Macedonian capital Skopje. The site is in the municipality of Kavadarci but is accessed through the municipality of Gevgelija. The Resort village is located on a altitude of 1.550 meters above sea level and ski area expands up to the highest peak on Kozuf mountain at 2.200 meters altitude.
Project started in year 2001 as a Greenfield investment for developing the year round mountain tourist resort on Kozuf Mountain is led by the company Ski Centar Kozuf AD. Ski center Kozuf AD is a 100% private owned company established in year 2001 with main business function being the development and operation of the project.
The company Ski Centar Kozuf AD is owner of 55 ha urbanized construction land and a concession for 40 years of the terrains where the lifts system is developed. According to the business strategy of the company and all its development phases in the past ten years the project have reached to the operation stage.
The company has made capital investments in installing the latest state-of-the-art technology in lift system (manufacturer Dopplemayer) with capacity for 5.000 passengers per hour, 2km snowmaking system for ski slopes, machinery for slopes preparation, restaurants with capacity of 350 guest, accommodation, opening 6km of streets (total 16km) in village and complete communal infrastructure, construction of 14km 20 KV power line for providing electricity to the resort, 14km private asphalted road 4,5m wide, etc.
In winter season 2007/08 was the first promotional opening with as many as 1,200 individual skiing guests per day despite zero expenditure on marketing. A number of positive reports, online videos and press articles demonstrate the success of this time.
Today, Ski center Kozuf AD is one of the largest private development projects in the Republic of Macedonia, which has attracted national and international interest, together with the support and backing of the local, regional and national governments and institutions.
The Government of Macedonia direct support to the project was by construction of a new access regional road (3 lanes) to the resort.
Project main development objectives
- Creating a FIRST CLASS YEAR ROUD MOUNTAIN RESORT
- Real estate business
-construction and sale of exclusive (ski in/out) residential and commercial unit’s in total 185.000 sq. meters
-Hotel and apartment accommodation total 6.000 beds
-the biggest ski area in South east Europe with 2.000 ha ski slopes
-120 km of prepared ski slopes(beginners – advanced skiers)
-snow making covering 80% of ski slopes
- Year round activities