Mountains of Serbia are visited in summer and winter. From walking tours on vast slopes and forests to mountain climbing, mountains are interesting for those who have an adventurous spirit, those who let themselves explore caves and river gorges. In winter ski resorts and lifts are working, beginners and children may apply for skiing school.
The most famous ski-center in Serbia is Kopaonik, the highest mountain chain in the country. Pančićev Vrh (2017 m) is the highest point of Kopaonik. The Mountains of Sun with more than 200 sunny days per year was proclaimed National Park in 1981. Impenetrable pine forests, meadows, verdurous pastures and mountain ridges create the eminent scenery. The touristic center has 24 ski lifts and 55 km of ski races. 97% of the ski-center is covered with the system of artificial snow.
Zlatibor is summer and winter tourist center with the longest traditions among Serbian mountains. Official beginning of tourism at Zlatibor dates back to 1893 when King Aleksandar Obrenović came to Kulašević (center of Zlatibor) and this area was called King’s Waters. Along with numerous sunny days Zlatibor is proud of harmony of forests with firs, pines and spruce growing, boundless meadows covered with picturesque herbs, rivers and streams. Clear air, healthy and clean water, hospitable hosts and delicacies of local cuisine attract guests throughout the year. The highest point of Zlatibor is (1496 m) that hosts the ski-center.
There is one more mountain in western Serbia, beautiful Tara. National park Tara is rich with various flora species among which the most outstanding is Serbian Spruce that can be found only here, whilst the most famous representatives of Tara’s fauna are brown bear, chamois, golden eagle etc. The highest point of Tara is Kozji rid (1591 m). Tara is covered with dense forests, green meadows, ruptures and caves. Tara has lots of sport fields, walking tracks (10 km), bike, ski races and 2 ski-lifts.