6 Reasons why Kopaonik and Zlatibor are the most visited destinations during the winter

Kopaonik Mountain

Are you planning a vacation on one of the mountains in Serbia, this winter as well? If you are a fan of active holidays, you like crowds, good facilities, for a good time Kopaonik and Zlatibor are certainly destinations that will be at the top of your wish list.

Millions of tourists have passed through these mountains in previous years, you may have been among them, but these two mountains offer so much that they simply can never get bored. That is why they are visited so much every year, and mostly the same visitors return almost every year.

In this text, we will present several reasons why Kopaonik and Zlatibor is the most popular destination in Serbia during the winter, we may give you an idea of ​​how you can still spend your days in these mountains.


First of all, in order for a tourist destination to become popular and interesting to investors, it must have a good position and certain natural potentials on which tourism will be based.

Kopaonik is the largest mountain massif in Serbia and on it is the largest peak in Serbia from 2017 meters above sea level. That is the biggest reason why Kopaonik was chosen for large investments and the place where the largest ski center in Serbia will be built.

An additional advantage is that the temperatures in this place are not very low due to the height and terrain, and during the year there are 200 sunny days, which provides perfect weather conditions for skiing. Snow begins in late November and lasts until May, which makes about 160 days a year under a white blanket.

Unlike Kopaonik, Zlatibor has the highest peak of 1496 meters above sea level, so skiing is not so common when it comes to professional skiers. But the Zlatibor climate is something that sets this mountain apart from others.

Climate on Zlatibor is alpine and subalpine, which means that the summers are pleasantly warm with fresh nights, and the winters are quite long, they are not too harsh and bring plenty of precipitation. Snow falls from October to May, sometimes with shorter and sometimes with longer breaks, and stays on the ground for an average of 100 days.


Tourism on Kopaonik and Zlatibor is developing for many years, and the reason why this is so, is certainly quality promotion. But in order to have investors in a destination, first of all, it must have great potential and natural characteristics that set it apart from other destinations.

Over time, more and more people came to these mountains with the idea of ​​investing money in tourism. With the increase of the offer, the demand also grew, so today, in addition to domestic ones, every year we have more and more foreign visitors from different countries.

What makes these two mountains special is that the climate and facilities enable tourists a quality stay both in winter and summer. Which further improves the promotion, because tourism takes place throughout the year.


Certainly one of the biggest reasons to travel to mountain destinations during the winter is skiing and other winter sports.

Kopaonik is one of the most visited and largest ski centers in the region. It has a ski center with trails of world standards, adapted to all categories of skiers and boarders, from beginners to professional skiers.

It has over 70 kilometers of ski trails for both alpine and Nordic skiing. Every year, a lot of money is invested in infrastructure, and the indicator that everything is developing in the right direction are the visitors who come back every year.

The largest ski center on the mountain Zlatibor is ski center Tornik, which is located 9 kilometers from the center of Zlatibor. Tornik is located at an altitude of 1110 – 1490 meters, and the total capacity of the ski resort is about 5,400 skiers per hour.

Zlatibor ski resort Tornik


At each destination there are more and more additional facilities that complete the stay of visitors, so today on Zlatibor and Kopaonik you have a large selection of different facilities for children and adults. Kopaonik and Zlatibor are organized by “Ski Resorts of Serbia”, so you can find the same content on both mountains.

In addition to skiing and trails that are intended for both beginners and professional skiers, there are other facilities such as: zip line, bobsleigh, jeep tours, cable car rides, swimming in indoor spas, sports halls, etc.

Also, there is a large selection of restaurants and clubs for nightlife by which all tourist destinations in Serbia are recognizable.


If you have time, you like to get to know new places and localities, in the vicinity of Kopaonik and Zlatibor there are many tourist and cultural-historical sights which further complement the tourist offer.

If you choose Kopaonik, in the vicinity you can visit: Jelovarnik waterfall, Semeteško lake, beautiful parts of the National Park, monasteries and churches (Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Studenica Monastery, Zica Monastery, Sopocani Monastery, Stara and Nova Pavlica Monastery, Manastir , Gradac Monastery), as well as ancient cities (Maglic, Ras, Zvecan, Koznik, Brvenik).

If you have visited Zlatibor, nearby you can visit: ethno village Sirogojno, Mokra Gora, Uvac reserve, waterfall in Gostilj, caves (Stopića and Prerast), monasteries and churches (Uvac Monastery, Dubrava Monastery, Mileseva Monastery, Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord, etc.).


Everything we have mentioned so far in the text has encouraged investors to build more and more accommodation facilities every year. With the increase of accommodation capacities, there was a need to build something new and different, that is why today the offer is so different.

These two mountains offer accommodation that will meet the needs of all domestic and foreign tourists. You can book modern luxury apartments, luxury apartments equipped in different styles, ethno facilities, large cottages and villas, various hotels with additional facilities, etc.

Since the offer is so large and it is difficult to find and find a suitable facility on the site apartmanivikendice.com you can find an offer of accommodation facilities, and with the help of filters you can easily choose the category of accommodation that interests you.

Source: Portal o ekonomiji by www.economy.rs.

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