Ski Adventure Serbia and Kosovo
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!
Saturday, immediately after arrival at Skopje airport, we drive to the ski resort of Kopaonik in Serbia. We see the city of Skopje on return (a week later). With a stopover on the way we join in the evening for a typical Serbian dinner.
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 the road to Kosovo we pass the heavily guarded border. Peja has a historical character for Serbia because one of the first Serbian Orthodox monasteries was built here. We will of course take a look there. Then we hoist ourselves in a harness and do a spectacular Via Ferrata in the Rugova valley. Have a bite to eat in the center of Peja and depart early in the morning to the border with Montenegro.
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!
After the last day with the Pistenbully we will drive back to the village of Peja. For many, this is the outdoor city of Kosovo. It has a compact center and an amazing view of the (Cursed Mountains). We eat a delicious Kosovar dish and possibly do a small pub crawl. The next day we have to shine one more time.
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.
Ski Serbia & Kosovo for you?
- Adventurers looking for something different than the Alps
- Average to experienced skiers/snowboarders who can easily tackle a ‘red slope’.
- Lovers of other cultures and rituals
- All transfers
- 3x nights in *** guesthouse Kopaonik, Serbia in twin rooms
- 1 night in Bogë mountain hut (Kosovo) in twin rooms / mezzanine
- 2 nights in ***guesthouse Peja in twin rooms
- 1 night in ** guesthouse in Skopje
- All meals (+non-alcoholic drinks during meals)
- 2 days cat skiing with guide
- English speaking guide
- Via Ferrata in Rugova Valley, Kosovo
- Kopaonik and Brezovica ski passes
- Flights (€100-200 from Europe)
- Additional food & drinks (apart from the 3 included meals)
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips & Souvenirs
- Ski or snowboard rental (€ 75 per week)
- Optional activities
- Travel Insurance
Don’t book any flights yet!
As soon as we have reached the minimum amount of reservations (5) we will send you an e-mail. If we don’t have enough participants we will, send you an e-mail 40 days prior to departure the latests. (*) We recommend flying Turkish Airlines as they take ski equipment free of charge (usually) * we didn’t have to cancel any trip due to a lack of reservations so far
09:55 EIN Eindhoven – 12:30 SKP Skopje
06:40 SKP Skopje – 09:25 EIN Eindhoven
* we have always reached the minimum amount of reservations over the last couple of years
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Travel as a group?
If you want to travel as a group of at least 5 people, you can request a tailor-made trip. Other departure dates are always possible in consultation. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp +31648729047