Winter in Serbia can be magic. Ski snow-covered forests, trek peaceful mountains and eat great food; but make sure you get the right advice.
Serbia has its share of winter resorts offering an escape from the everyday rush and traffic of the city. You could buy into what’s being advertised but if you want the low-down, the best tips on winter in Serbia come from those who’ve actually been.
MakicaK, TripAdvisor’s Destination expert for Serbia, lays it out for tourists planning a visit to Serbia in the snow.
“The largest ski resort of Kopaonik is pretty certain to have some snow even as early as December, but it is more oriented towards dedicated skiers than other general winter activities,” he writes.
“Other mountains with tourist capacities are Zlatibor and Tara. Divcibare is a small resort but very close to Belgrade, so you could decide to go there at the last minute if the weather is right at the time.”
With about 55 kilometres of runs for alpine skiers and 12 kilometres of cross-country skiing, the Kopaonik range is the largest ski resort in the country.
TripAdvisor user Alexio Cubrilo posted last year that Kopaonik gave him a good week of skiing.
“If you’re an intermediate skier, it’s perfect. Skiing through a snowy forest is something else,“ he wrote, adding that the great food and cheap beer was probably the best in Europe.
PeevA, another user, says Kopaonik is “a good place for a few days of skiing. The slopes are ok, even though there is a lot of ice on the slopes and it is very crowded, but overall, the prices are ok, much higher than a few years ago though and increasing each year“.