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Ecosign Works On Bansko Redesign

e world’s leading ski resort designer, Paul Mathews, is reported to be working on improvements to the design of Bansko ski resort in Bulgaria.

Mathews’s company, Ecosign, is behind the design or redesign of many of the world’s leading ski resorts, including Whistler and both 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic venues.

Bansko has had meteoric growth since 2000 following the installation of a new Dopplemayr gondola and other infrastructure improvements which helped fuel a development boom.

However the resort has been criticised for allowing development on what environmental protestors claim is illegally used and supposed to be protected national park land which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Ulen, the company which operates the resort infrastructure, is now spending on “sustainable and environmentally-friendly development” at the resort in cooperation with the Bulgarian National Environment and Water Affairs Ministry and the National Park Pirin.