Ski adventure in Serbia and Kosovo
- 8 days Serbia & Kosovo
- Full board, excl. flights
- Ski resorts of Kopaonik and Brezovica
- Via Ferrata and Cat skiing
- Historic city of Prizren
- Belgrade in, Skopje out
Ski Serbia & Kosovo? In the heart of the Balkans awaits an adventurous winter. An amazing journey to two interesting regions that have a love/hate thing going on. In Serbia we briefly visit the capital Belgrade and ski in the large ski resort Kopaonik. In Kosovo we climb a Via Ferrata and go for some Cat Skiing. To top it all, we spend the night in the most beautiful town of Prizren and freeride in the area of Brezovica. As always, you can expect a good dose of adventure!
Straight after arrival at the Tesla airport of Belgrade we drive to the center of the city. We sit down for a typical Serbian lunch and go for a short walk. As it was the capital of former Yugoslavia, Belgrade is by far the largest city in the region. Things to see: the neighbourhoods Skadarlija and Zemun, the ‘floating’ cafés in the rivers Danube and Sava, and the Dorcol District, the so-called Serbian ‘Silicon Valley’. We leave Belgrade at the end of the afternoon and then continue to Kopaonik.
With its 24 ski lifts, the ski resort of Kopaonik is the largest resort of former Yugoslavia. It is a modern ski area with many charming mountain huts and restaurants. We will, of course, visit a couple. We ski 2 full days in this area and sleep in a pleasant chalet just outside the village of Kopaonik.
In the westernmost city of Kosovo we spend most of our time. On our way to Kosovo we briefly pass Montenegro and then continue to Peja, Kosovo. The city is of great historical importance, because one of the first Serbian Orthodox monasteries was built here. So of course, we take a look around. Afterwards we climb a spectacular Via Ferrata in the Rugova valley. After a small bite in the center of Peja, we start the climb to our mountain hut at an altitude of 1800 meters.
Just outside the village of Bogë we spend the night in a traditional chalet with a wood-burning stove. The meals are provided by the mother of our local guide. De-li-cious. During the day we hop on and off the PistenBully. The PistenBully can go up the mountains with a maximum of 14 people at once. We ski/board down in deep powder. Don’t worry if you have little or no experience in deep snow, you can easily follow the tracks of the PistenBully. At night we return to the mountain hut to lay back, relax and get together around the stove. Time for some tall stories!
We continue our journey to the town of Prizren. According to many, this is Kosovo’s nicest city. It has a fairly small center, characterised by Ottoman houses and an impressive fortress that overlooks Prizren and the Bistrica river. After a traditional Kosovar dinner we go to bed early, because tomorrow will be our last day of snow.
We get up real early and head to the freeride ski area of Brezovica. This area is notorious for its steep descents and amazing freeride slopes. The chair lifts are rather old, but they safely take you to an altitude of almost 2500 meters. A number of slopes are groomed, but most of the area is off-piste terrain (imagine a white carpet of virgin snow). In Brezovica everybody can test their acquired skills from the past few days. At our favourite pizzeria we serve you the best Kosovar pizzas and we conclude the day in one of the après ski bars.
We continue down north, destination: Northern Macedonia. During this trip, you will visit 4 different countries. Since we are only skiing/boarding in 2 of them, we focus on those countries: Serbia and Kosovo. We spend our last night in Skopje. We try the best of Northern Macedonian cuisine and taste the local wine(s). For those who still have the energy, we dive into the bustling nightlife of Skopje. You can spend the next morning as you wish. Your flight leaves for Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon. Undoubtedly with a lot of beautiful stories.