With Pancic Peak of 2017 meters , it is called “Roof of Serbia”, with 200 sunny days per year, it is called “Sunny Mountain”, with 159 days with snow, it is called “Silver mountain”.
In 1981 it became national park of Serbia , 11.810 hectars make it one of the most important endemic flora of Serbia with many rare and endangered animal species, like the golden eagle or the peregrine falcon.
Kopaonik mountain is especially beautiful for its distinctive landscape of dense coniferous forests (spruce and fir) at higher elevations and mixed beech and oak forests on its slopes, pastures and meadows and prominent peaks from which views extend to the Šar Mountains and the Komovi and Stara Planina mountains.
Kopaonik lends itself to active relaxation throughout the year and is the largest and best-known Serbian ski centre. The Ravni Kopaonik plateau is centred around tourism, with a wide range of accommodation and a network of ski slopes amongst other facilities. Another tourist hotspot is located near the village of Brzeća, on the eastern slope of Kopaonik. The first class ski slopes lie between 1650 m and 2017 m above sea-level. This tourist resort has a network of 24 ski-lifts connected in one system and 2 children’s lifts, and caters for all types of skiers. The ski-lift system covers the ski slopes total 55 km in length. The system can handle 32,000 skiers an hour. Guests also have the use of a 12km-slope for Nordic skiing, and in Crvene Bare there are marked slopes of 3, 5 and 10 km in length. Ski hire and repair services are also available, as well as snowmobile hire.
The Jošanička, Lukovska and Kuršumlijska (at the foot of Kopaonik) spas are very close to Kopaonik, while the rich thermal springs of the Vrnjačka, Mataruška and Sijarinska spas are just a little further away. Kopaonik, too, has mineral springs: the lightly radioactive Krčmar spring, which is 1700 m above sea-level, and Marine Vode (1950 m).
Kopaonik has a subalpine climate and and is rightfully known as the Mountain of the Sun for there are almost 200 sunny days during the year. Cold and heavy air is channelled away to the surrounding valleys and basins, meaning that winter temperatures are not too low (the mean annual temperature on Ravni Kopaonik is 3.7°C). Snow falls from the end of November and stays until May, which is on average 159 days a year.
The historical significance of the Kopaonik region as the seat of the mediaeval Serbian state is illustrated by the remains of fortified towns (Zvečan, Koznik and Maglić) on the peaks of the central massif and the mining areas (Stari Trg and Novo Brdo), as well as the churches and monasteries (Gradac, Pavlica, Studenica, Žiča and Sopoćani), the endowments of Serbian rulers, nested at the foot of the Kopaonik mountain range.
Kopaonik is one of the most important tourist centres of Serbia not only skiing metropolis, because in the summer time there are many summer programs like Paragliding, Treking, AmusementPpark, Mountain Biking, Rafting in Ibar river, Off Road tours, Canyoning, Mountain Climbing, Horse Riding, Archery, Monastery tours and excursions, Hiking, Panoramic Ski Lift Ride, Birdwatching, Fishing, Hunting…
In the very centre of Kopaonik is true chain of restaurants, cafes, magazines, shops and everthing else necessary for fun and after skiing activities...
After arriving Belgrade Airport by means of airlines, you will be taken by bus to Kopaonik Mountain with the prior organisation. Organized minibuses needs less then 5h. You can send your request for private transportation via our link
Source : Book ‘100 Good Reasons to visit Serbia’