Kopaonik is the biggest mountain chain in Serbia that stretches for about 75 km from north-west to south-east of the country. Famous as “Silver Mountains” or “Lungs of Serbia”, Kopaonik for years has been the leader of winter touristic offer of Serbia. Developed hotel infrastructure, well prepared ski tracks and recreation facilities in the heart of National Park Kopaonik mark out this mountain and range it among the best offers for local and foreign tourists.
Ski center Kopaonik has more than 50 km of pistes for Alpine skiing and 12 km of Nordic skiing tracks, 6 of which are slalom and Giant slalom. Ski tracks have in total 24 ski lifts with capacity of 33.000 persons per hour. Night skiing, snow park, off ski tracks and up to 97% of tracks covered with artificial snow system rank Kopaonik among biggest ski centers of this part of Europe.
Kopaonik, along with perfect condition for professional and amateurs, offers a variety of additional facilities for people, for whom skiing itself is not a priority. In winter and in summer months visitors may enjoy exceptionally good night life in numerous restaurants and clubs or a ride on a panoramic funicular to the top of Kopaonik – Pančićev vrh at the altitude on 2.107 m. There are 3 mountain bike downhill tracks 5 km long, Bike park, walking tracks to the archaeological sight of Nebeske Stolice or Jelovarnik waterfall (the highest waterfall in Serbia), Mountain cart rides, zip-lines, outdoor and indoor pools, gyms and spa centers, sport fields etc. Most accommodations are located in the area in “Ravni Kopaonik” at 1.780 m altitude.
Stay at Kopaonik can be combined with some interesting excursions. The most curious one is a visit to Đurđevi Stupovi and Sopoćani Monasteries, the part of Stari Ras objects of UNESCO Heritage since 1979. For wine lovers a visit to prominent wine region Aleksandrovačka Župa might be interesting, whilst nature lovers for sure will enjoy Devil’s Town natural phenomenon.