Kopaonik is the largest ski resort in Serbia, known for its natural beauty and friendly atmosphere. Ideal destination for families and skiers of all levels. With the highest peak reaching 2,017 m (Pancicev vrh), it has a total length of 55 km of alpine ski slopes of all levels at a friendly altitude. Night skiing (18:00 – 21:00), snowboard and cross-country slopes and the possibility of artificial snow if necessary, definitely put it on the list of those who love winter sports.

Ski Resort

According to the specifications of the FIS (International Ski Federation) in Ski resort of Kopaonik there are three slopes for slalom, giant slalom and downhill. It has well-organized slopes at an altitude of 1650 reaching 2010 meters total length. All slopes are connected to 25 lifts with a total capacity of 32,000 people per hour. The center’s flawless organization is by no means accidental. The fact that the former Yugoslavia organized the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo and Kopaonik was the training ground for athletes indicates the days of great glory.

The distance from Thessaloniki is 510km and the border crossing is done with a new type of ID (with Latin letters).

_our excursion

We leave for Kopaonik on the morning of Friday 24th February and after crossing the border of Skopje and Serbia we expect to arrive at our destination in the afternoon and check into the hotel. In the coming days we will have all the time in the world to enjoy the endless ski slopes. In the evenings we can relax in the Hotel Zoned’s jacuzzi, enjoy some of the renowned local wines or dine in one of the local bars. The last day and after enjoying our last descent we will depart at 14:00 for the return trip. “Clean travel” time: 6.5 hours | 510km (400km on the highway). Total time along with border control – stops: 7.5 – 9 hours.

_the stay

For our stay we chose the hotel Zoned Apart hotel & spa 4*, the Kruna Apartments complex and the Putnik Hotel. The first two accommodations are located at the entrance of the national park, at a distance of 4km from the base of the ski resort, while the Putnik Hotel is located 1km from the base and has direct access to the Sunny Valley piste.

Zoned apart hotel & spa 4*

At Zoned arpart hotel & spa the double rooms studio / studio lux are for min 2 people and max 3 people (3rd person in extra bed / sofa). Family apartments are two-room apartments that can accommodate 2 persons in the bedroom, and 1-2 extra person / children in the living room where the sofa is laid out. Common areas include a lobby bar, restaurant, fitness center, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Reservations are required to use the spa facilities. It has transfers to / from the ski resort based upon schedule.

Kruna apartments

At Kruna Apartments all studios / apartments have a living room with TV, fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom & free wifi. The studios are for min 2 people and max 3 people (3rd person in extra bed / sofa). One bedroom apartments are two-room apartments, which can accommodate 2 persons in the bedroom, and 1-2 additional persons in the living room where the sofa is laid out. Kruna apartments offer some additional benefits with extra charge: transportation to/from the base of the lifts with mini-van with a fee of 5€/ route for 1-5 people. Buffet breakfast at the nearby Zoned 4* hotel for €8/person/breakfast, dinner for €14/person/dinner. Use of the spa at the hotel Zoned 4*: ~26€/person/visit.

Putnik Hotel 4*

Putnik Hotel is located in the most beautiful part of Kopaonik mountain, in Sunny Valley. It is located at 1650 meters and has direct access to the Sunny Valley ski slope.

Putnik Hotel has a tradition of more than 60 years. The first part of the hotel was opened in 1958 and is one of the first hotel facilities in Kopaonik. The new department opened in 1985 and merged with the old one. The hotel was completely renovated in 2018. It has an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, spa, hammam and gym.

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_the prices are per person and include:

  • bus transfers from Thessaloniki
  • three (3) nights at Zoned aparthotel 4 *, half board, sauna use, hydromassage (reservation required), transfers to / from the ski resort
  • three (3) nights in Kruna Apartments (accommodation only)
  • three (3) nights at Putnik hotel 4*, with half board, use of spa & sauna, transfers to/from the base of the ski resort
  • travel liability insurance, escort of our office

_prices do not include:

  • lift passes (day pass: 3900RSD = approx. 34€)
  • extra meals and drinks

_important Information:

  • To travel to Serbia you need a passport or a new type of identity card with Latin. Children up to 12 years old need passports. The organizer shall not be liable if the customer does not have the legal documents for crossing the borders. The service IDs do not constitute a travel document. Holders of non-Greek documents are responsible for their crossing of the border
  • Children under 18 traveling with one parent need validated consent from the other parent. Children who travel without parents need validated consent form from both parents.
  • According to the international hotel regulation you can pick up your room at 14:00 (check in) and have it delivered by 12:00 (check out) at the latest. Upon availability you can pick up your rooms earlier.
  • The excursion normally takes place with a minimum participation of 20 people and is not affected by the operating status of the ski resort.

_photo gallery (by Kopaonik - infoKOP)