A ski center for a healthier and more prosperous rural Armenia!
Last Saturday the 26th of January, ALDA, thanks to the support of the European Union, and in collaboration with the Communities Finance Officers Association (CFOA) and the Communities Association of Armenia (UCA) have inaugurated the Ashotsk Ski Centre.
The pavillon is funded through the "Citizens Voice and actions in Consolidated Communities" project that is strengthening the capacity of 52 recently consolidated communities – of which most are in rural and remote locations – to engage citizens in local tourism development with a focus on outdoor activities and fostering a healthy lifestyle. The project will also pilot citizens budgeting in Armenia, which will provide citizens in at least 52 communities opportunities to implement small initiatives on their own. The communities will be supported with trainings and examples from Europe and Georgia of similar initiatives.
The pavilion is intended to support Ashotsk community to further develop the cross-country skiing potential and to attract local tourists to have fun in the snow and competitive skiers for training and competitions. The Ashotsk Ski Centre will be jointly managed by the Armenian Ski Federation and the Ashotsk local community.
The event took place at the Ashotsk Ski Centre on the Northern side of Ashotsk and it included a tour of the pavilion led by the Armenian architect and the construction company, speeches and Question & Answer session for the media.