For just one Euro you could buy your very own ski resort.
The Petzenbahnen has a total of 26 kilometres of runs including 12 kilometres of the easy blue runs, 11 kilometres of medium difficulty red runs and three kilometres of harder black runs. There is also a snowboard park and a cross-country skiing and skating rink.
For winter tourists the ski resort also has one restaurant and four ski huts, as well as a children’s nursery slope and a child lift, a ski school and a shop offering snowboard and ski hire.
Acquired by the local council’s tourism holding company KHT at a multi million Euro price, the resort is now up for sale at a a fire sale price in the hope that an investor that will have money to develop the region.
For that Euro pricetag you also get subsidies of around 1.77 million EUR which have been included in the province’s budget.
Carinthian governor Peter Kaiser, said that any other option, for example allowing it to close, would end up costing five times as much simply selling it for a symbolic amount. “The resort is a valuable part of the local economy and must be saved to ensure jobs and tourism are protected”, he said.
I wonder if a powpowpow kickstarter campaign might be an answer?