Kopaonik

Kopaonik (pronounced [kɔ̌paɔniːk]; Serbian Cyrillic: Копаоник, is one of the larger mountain ranges of Serbia. It is located in the central part of Serbia. Its highest point, Pančić’s Peak, is 2,017 m (6,617 ft) above sea level. Kopaonik is the major ski resort of Serbia, and after Bulgaria’s Bansko, largest in Southeast Europe. It boasts total of 25 ski lifts with capacity of 32,000 skiers per hour. A national park spread over 118.1 km2 (45.6 sq mi) of the central part of the Kopaonik plateau was established in 1981.

Sports and recreation are key factors to the tourism of Kopaonik. Kopaonik is mainly a destination for skiing and snowboarding. There are various other activities as well, such as tennis. Other features which attract tourists are a luxurious hotel, and entertainment. Kopaonik has many cafes, bars and night clubs.

There are on average about 200 sunny days annually with 160 days covered with snow. There is also a music Big Snow Festival from March 23 to March 29 every year. The festival gathers international reggae,jazz and electronic music performers. The ski resort has a Snow Park for extreme skiers and snowboarders. This mountain range has enormous resources for the development of tourism. The entire park is characterized by its extraordinary natural beauty: vast expanses of grassland, picturesque forests composed of a wide variety of tree species, beauty spots, deep river gorges.

Source: Wikipedia