If you are planning to visit Serbia in the near future keep in mind that you should see more than just amazing Belgrade. Serbia is so rich with natural wonders that will relax your body and soul and mostly those wonders are mountain-related. Serbia is one of the rare countries with so many imposing mountains and 15 peaks over 2,000 meters above sea level. Impressive, right? You are probably wondering why to visit the mountains in Serbia in winter. Keep reading, we are bringing you the answer.
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Whether you are a fan of skiing or just love to hike and explore nature Serbian mountains will take your breath away. There are so many beautiful scenic places on the Serbian mountains that so many tourists are dying to see. Not only mountain tops or ski resorts are popular but gorgeous forests and mountain villages, too. Perfect places to escape from the city rush.
But since it is already mid-November let’s focus on the skiing season that is coming.
Kopaonik has always been one of the favorite mountains in Serbia. It is the largest mountain massif and most popular ski resort. One part of Kopaonik is a protected zone of the National Park Kopaonik and one of the most significant centers of biodiversity of endemic flora and fauna in Serbia. If you are a snow lover, you will have the opportunity to explore 62 kilometers of trails designed for alpine and Nordic skiing or snowboarding, 38 ski trails, and 5 ski lifts. Kopaonik is also rich in mineral water and has a few famous spas where you can relax your body and your mind and get away from the cold. Kopaonik is a very sunny mountain, so beware and get your sunscreen.
Zlatibor is a beautiful mountain in Western Serbia named after the golden pine that once covered slopes of this mountain (zlato – gold; bor – pine). Now there is only one of the golden pines left in the village of Negbina. Zlatibor is a very popular touristic destination in Serbia and has some good ski resorts. Its climate conditions are known for its healing properties. Its highest peak is Tornik and it is also the most popular ski resort on Zlatibor, well equipped and can accommodate over 5.000 skiers per hour. And if you are a beginner don’t worry, there is a special trail where you can go sledding on tires.
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Stara Planina (Old mountain) or Balkan mountain is the largest mountain in Eastern Serbia, set on the border with Bulgaria. Its peaks are under a snow blanket five months a year and that is what makes it so popular ski destination. Its highest and most popular peak is Babin Zub (Old lady’s tooth) that was named after his resemblance to a tooth of an old lady. This ski destination is both for extreme skiing and for those who like to take it slow and easy plus it has an excellent cable car “Konjarnik”.
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Tara mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains in Serbia with its lush meadows, evergreen forests, and amazing lakes Perućac and Zaovine. Drina river’s canyon that is hugging its north range is only adding up to its amazing beauty. It is such heaven in spring and summer but in winter it is one of the most visited ski resorts, too. If you are looking for a winter holiday spot aim to Tara’s ski resorts Predov cross, Beli bor, Nagramak, Šljivovica, and Mitrovac na Tari (Mitrovac on Tara). They are all smaller ski resorts but with nice trails and lots of possibilities for different winter sports. And if you are a fan of night skiing Tara’s ski resorts are the best for it.
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There are many more ski resorts in Serbia, but these are our favorite ones. Whichever you choose you will have an awesome time, for sure, and for much less money than going somewhere to the Alps. So, for a good time this season aim to mountains in Serbia, you will not regret it.