Mavrovo (region)

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Panoramic image of Mavrovo valley with Lake Mavrovo in Summer
Amazing view of Mavrovo Lake from the chairlift in Autumn
Mavrovo ski center in winter

Mavrovo (Macedonian: Маврово [ˈmavrɔvɔ]) is a valley region in the northwest of the Republic of Macedonia. It is home to Mavrovo National Park and a winter sports center. Some of the villages and smaller hamlets include: Mavrovo, Nikiforovo, Leunovo, and Mavrovi Anovi. This micro region is named Mavrovo after the most populated settlement in the region, the village of Mavrovo.

The region's location at Bistra mountain and the Lake Mavrovo have helped it grow into a year-round tourist center. Mavrovo is the most popular ski center in Macedonia.

The ski center named Zare Lazareski has two double chair lifts, one single lift chair with over 1100 person capacity per hour, several ski lifts with synchronized connection and a capacity of over 5000 persons per hour. The ski center has also received a renovation that increased the capacity of ski lifts and ski chairs. The ski trails start at 1960 m and end at 1250 m above sea level. There are plans to build a ski jumping facility in Macedonia, possibly in Mavrovo.[1]

The Mavrovo lake lies at an altitude of 1220 m. It is 12 km long, 3 km wide and covers an area of 13.3 square kilometers. The coast is 24 km long. The deepest measured spot of the lake is 48 m deep.

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