Serbia, country in the west-central Balkans. For most of the 20th century, it was a part of Yugoslavia.The capital of Serbia is Belgrade (Beograd), a cosmopoloitan city at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers.
The ski resort Kopaonik is located in Sumadija and Western Serbia (Serbia, Serbia South).The Serbian Kopaonik ski resort is located on the mountain range of the same name on the border to Kosovo. It stretches up to the peak of the Pančićev vrh at 2017 m.
Multiple 6 and 4-person chairlifts (some with seat heaters) make this one of the most modern winter sports resorts in the country. Comprehensive artificial snow production and normally plentiful natural snowfall ensure a long season for skiing and snowboarding.
National park Kopaonik 🏔 🏞
National park Kopaonik, one of 5 national parks in Serbia, is located in the central part of Serbia.
It’s situated on a relatively flat region, at an altitude of about 1,700 m (5,577 ft) and it stretches up to the peak of the Pančićev vrh at 2017 m. It was established in 1981 because of its autochthonous plants and a very large number of bird species such as rock partridge, scops owl, red-backed shrike, and the wood lark.
Kopaonik is also the biggest mountain range in Serbia, extending from northwest to southeast and it is home to forest-pasture zone of central Serbia.
The entire park is characterized by its extraordinary natural beauty: vast expanses of grassland, picturesque forests composed of a wide variety of tree species, beauty spots, and deep river gorges.
Kopaonik is the largest ski resort in Serbia with excellently prepared runs, which offers unlimited joy to all categories of skiers, from beginners to highly skilled ones. Kopaonik ski resort comprises of about 55km of runs for alpine skiing and12 km of runs for cross country (nordic) skiing.
For those who enjoy skiing at night, we have prepared a lighted run “Malo Jezero” in the very centre of the resort. Apart from that, for the youngest skiers and all those who are taking their first ski steps, we have prepared a secured “ski kindergarten” area with a conveyor belt and a carousel which makes learning basic skiing skills easier.
🏔 Pancic’s Peak
Pančić’s Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.017m (6,617ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Serbia and Kosovo.
The road to the summit, located within the Kopaonik mountain range, is unpaved. The road is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers.Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren’t your strong point. 4×4 required. Stay away if you’re scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road.
On 7 July 1951 the peak was renamed after the Serbian botanist Josif Pančić, whose remains were buried at the top in a small mausoleum, located next to a radio tower. It was built by architect Vladimir Vladisavljević, to mark 50 years of mountaineering Serbia.
The mausoleum is built of Kopaonik granite and stone, and on it there is a plaque with an inscription of hikers. Access to the mausoleum is under the official ban.
The artificial snowing system covers 97% of the resort. This system covers the following runs: Karaman A and B, Pancicev Vrh, Duboka 1 and 2, Suncana Dolina, Malo Jezero, Krst, Krcmar, Knezevske Bare, Mali Karaman, Marine Vode, Karaman and the adjoining ski roads, as well as the run in Gobelja.
The artificial snowing systems make the skiing season last longer, and the skiers, both the beginners and those more experienced ones, can be sure that they will be able to enjoy the season on excellently prepared runs.
Novak Djokovic was born in this area. You can often see it on Kopaonik
The nearest town to Kopaonik is Raska.
Ski Cafes– With its alpine atmosphere, great fireplaces, and of course, our, Serbian, traditional kitchen and drink, these cafes gives recognizable appearance to ski area. Momentarily there are 16 and they are relatively regularly situated through the ski area.
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How to get to Kopaonik? 🚗🚌
If you plan to come to Kopaonik with your own car, you should first make sure you put on winter tires. If you don’t have them, you can rent them in Josanicka Banja or Brzec.
Although there are more roads that lead to Kopaonik, it is advisable to opt for the route over Josanicka Banja (on the west), because on the east, the road can be inaccessible due to occasional bad weather and snowstorms.
There are currently three bus lines to Kopaonik: from Belgrade, Novi Sad and Niš.
During the season, in addition to regular bus lines, a large number of agencies arrange seasonal minibuses and van lines to Kopaonik