Snowboarding in Serbia: deep powder for those without deep pockets

Kopaonik, Serbia’s premier ski resort, is covered in beautiful forest, good for beginners and novices, and easy on the wallet… So is it a genuine alternative to the Alps?

I’m in a snowy forest, surrounded by spruce and fir trees, with branches so laden with snow that every now and then I can hear a faint pfff as the limb gives way and the powder falls to the ground. In spite of the heavy snowfall, the piste I’m snowboarding on, which cuts right through this magical forest, is perfectly groomed.

This is Kopaonik, Serbia‘s biggest resort: it caters mostly for beginner and intermediate skiers, so there’s plenty for those who don’t want to navigate deep fresh powder while they’re honing their technique. For those of us who do, however, it’s easy enough to pop in and out of the trees on either side of the pistes to enjoy some untracked snow.

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