Kopaonik tourist center
The Kopaonik Tourist Center is one of amongst the best European ski destinations, whereas on the domestic list it convincingly firmly ranks the first. The top-quality terrains are a challenge for skiing masters, although both recreationists and beginners may also enjoy the several kilometers long paths for Alpine and Nordic skiing. There is an impressive range of the sports, wellness and entertaining attractions, which shows why this center has incessantly been on the rise.
Kopaonik offers unmeasurable enjoyment to all lovers of skiing: the Alpine and Nordic paths are interconnected by a network of the ropeways and ski-lifts and they are about sixty kilometers or so in length. Kopaonik is also a mountain of light – it is illuminated with the sunlight two hundred days a year. Pančić’s Peak is the symbol of the mountain, located at slightly more than two thousand meters above sea level; the panoramic view this place offers is considered as one of the most beautiful in Serbia. The magnificent sunrises and sunsets and the luxuriant nature are a special charm of Kopaonik, which is also called the “roof of Serbia”.
Novelties in this year’s season
Kopaonik is welcoming the new season with the two new paths in the location of Govzdac, whereas the artificial snowmaking system covers almost the whole of the Ski Resort. The construction of the double ski-lift on Mara’s Waters (Marine Vode) has increased the skier transport capacity. Apart from the paths “The Small Lake” and “The Karaman Crest”, the Ski-Center will also open yet another night path – “Pančić’s Peak” for the lovers of very popular night skiing. The novelty guests will evidence upon arrival is the Taxi tracksetter, which serves to drive and transport skiers.
Adventure park and ski-kindergarten
The arranged paths, modern ropeways and ski-lifts, the attractions for all sports on snow are the byword for adventure and challenges. Thanks to the contemporary hotels and villas, as well as the numerous accompanying attractions for both active and passive rest, Kopaonik represents one of the most popular and the most visited holiday destinations, not only in the winter, but also throughout the year. Rail bobsleigh, the zip-line and tubing, are open throughout the year. The opening of the Adventure Park – the adrenaline attraction for children and adults enriched the tourism offer of Kopaonik with yet another exciting attraction. Families with children may, together, enjoy the snow park, sleighing, ice-skating, making a snowman, etc. There is a “ski-kindergarten”, devised for the first ski-steps of the youngest, with a conveyor belt and a carousel, which make it easier for young kids to master the basic skiing skills.
Entertainment and wellness
The Tourist Center does not only pulsate on its ski-paths and “adrenaline terrains”, but its pulse can also be felt in a large number of cafés and restaurants serving specialities of this region. The programs of the Wellness and Spa Center (the outdoor and the indoor swimming-pools with the relaxation zone, the salty-ice-cold caves, the saunas, the tepidarium, the Jacuzzis, the steam baths, the various massages) offer the first-rank services and special pleasures.
A stay on Kopaonik may also be made more complete by arranging for an outing to the nearby Jošanička Banja Spa, which returned onto the Serbian health tourism map after the reconstruction of the balneological bath from 1935 and the opening of the physical medicine outpatients’ department. By the implementation of the project for the complete arrangement of the Spa’s park by building the outdoor thermo-mineral-water swimming-pool, the construction of the quay, the reconstruction of the Old Bath and the building of the Mud Bath, the conditions for the development of the health and recreational tourism of Jošanička Banja Spa have been created.
Tourist information center
The Tourist Information Center Kopaonik is the place where one can obtain all those pieces of information about the accommodation capacities, current events, the Mountain’s catering and gastronomical offer, and gain access to different attractions accompanied by visual and interactive methods. In the Info Center, there is a souvenir shop, in which tourists have at their disposal promotional materials, brochures, restaurants’ and hotels’ flyers; there, they can also purchase unique handmade souvenirs and decorative articles with the motifs of Kopaonik.