The resort that never was - Part 1

AlbaniaSki+board / November 2017
'Albania'

What’s it like to turn up in a ski area that doesn’t exist? In Albania it’s not so rare "What are you going to do in Albania?" asked the guard on the border between Kosovo and Albania, peering at us through the open car window. As the blast of cold air hit our faces, he studied our features carefully, comparing them to our passport photos, as if they might provide a clue of our intent. “Skiing,” we chorused dutifully. This seemed a fairly safe answer. While in Communist times...Read more