For 11 years, Maribor, Slovenia, was one of our favourite tracks to go to on the World Cup circuit. It was such a cool place, had a great track (remember that monstrous rock garden?) and was loved by everyone.

Unfortunately, since the World Cup days, the bike park has struggled. A couple of years ago the ownership of the park has changed and it hasn't gone anywhere but down to rock bottom.

It lost the title of one of 'Gravity' park, the tracks have been forgotten, and there's no more IXS cup, not even a national one, not to mention the World cups.

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It seems like the investors have abandoned their plans and decided to give the bikepark back to the hands of someone who cares and hopefully to someone who will make it great again.

We all know that summer seasons are way more profitable than winter seasons on low altitude slopes - so maybe this golden opportunity could be for you?

Here's the bumpf:

Maribor Bike Park Management opportunity

Credit MTB.si

Marprom Ltd, a company owned by City of Maribor which is managing Maribor's Pohorje mountain, has issued documentation to find a company or individual to manage Bike Park Pohorje. Management of park's trails will be contracted for the period of 15 years.

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Management includes trail development, building and maintenance, control of guests, first aid and rescue and other duties related to running of the park.

All bids must include a financial plan and a ticket price estimation. In 2017 (April 15th to November 15th) minimal income for Marprom's lift from Bike park operations should be no less than 150.000€. References and qualifications in park management, trail building and maintenance also need to be provided.

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Chosen party will need to co-finance mountain's development plan (5000€) and submit insurance policy and bank warranty. They will also need to provide sufficient crew and equipment for park's operations.

Marprom will be accepting the bids until March 1st.

Documentation has only been published in Slovenian here, but if interested go ahead and contact Marprom's Mrs. Danijela Mešić via email for details.