Ski jumping stadium to be
completed in Borovoye in 2014
Kazakhstan is planing to launch a new ski jumping
stadium in Borovoye resort not far from Astana.
It is going to be completed by the end of 2014,
Tengrinews reports citing the chief of the Tourism
Department of Akmola Oblast Shynarbek Batyrkhanov.
"We hope that the project will be launched
by the end of 2014. Construction of the biathlon
facility has been already completed and it is ready
for use. It remains to finish the ski jumping complex,
the ski jumping hill in particular," Batyrkhanov
The jumping hill is going to be something special:
"There is no similar skiing jumping complex
in the world, because the skiing hill of Borovoye
has two slopes," Batyrkhanov said.
According to Batyrkhanov, the average 15 thousand
people visit the resort every day. The tourist flow
is far above the average in summer, but stays as
low of 40% in autumn and only 30-35% in winter.
"We are working to attract more visitors to
the resort in winter. It is unlikely to that we
can reach 15 thousand people a day, but if we bring
the inflow to 80% of the average it will be a giant
step forward," the Tourism Department head
"After we launch the ski jumping complex we
will be able to host large international winter
sports championships. It will attract sports stars,
professional, amateurs and fans," Batyrkhanov