built. Lighting for night skiing has been installed under the blue lift and the stage under the cable car. In the close vicinity of the center of the stages there is a service establishment object, a restaurant that offer various types of food and drinks. The center has a ski depot for renting skiies as well as a ski school.
6. Ponikva Ponikva is a tourist center located in Eastern Macedonia, 20 km north from Kocani on the Osogovo mountains. The urban area has three ski lifts, weekend cottages, fields for sport and recreation, hotels, hostels, service establishments and services for ski equipement. On Ponikva, besides the weekend settlement and the few motels there is also a youth hostel with a capacity of 220 beds. The ski center Ponikva has three ski lifts of which two are operational. Ponikva has two stages of which one is intended for beginners and children and belongs in the category of easy stages. The length of the stage is 300 meters and the whole stage is lightened by reflectors. The capacity of the ski lift is 500 persons per hour. The second stage is not operational. Stage 3 is intended for advanced skiers and can be grouped in the normal-difficult stages. It is 700 meters long, and the first 200 meters are with a bigger incline. The capacity of the lift is about 1.500 skiers per hour. The whole stage is equipped with reflectors for night skiing and with artificial snow guns. On Ponikva there are 6 artificial snow 117