KOPAONIK

Ski resort in Serbia

Introduction

Kopaonik is one of the larger mountain ranges of Serbia and Kosovo. It is located in the central part of Serbia and the northern parts of Kosovo. 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. There are 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.


Geography

Kopaonik is the largest and longest mountain range in Serbia (120 km). It belongs to the region of Raška. The Kopaonik mountain massif (Kopaoničke planine) includes the mountains of Kopaonik, Željin, Goč and Stolovi. Snow exists between November and May, while there are 200 sun days.


History

Kopaonik has a rich historical heritage. The area was an important mining center in the Middle Ages with a notable Saxon community operating in the area. There was intensive trade with the Republic of Ragusa.

Besides old churches and monasteries like Đurđevi stupovi, Studenica monastery, Sopoćani and Gradac Monastery, there are also several early and medieval fortresses that can be found on the heights, built by Serbian dynasties. The nearest Serbian medieval castle is Maglič.

During World War II the Yugoslav Partisans were active in the region.

With territorial reorganization in the mid-1950s, the southern parts of Kopaonik were to be ceded from NR Serbia to its autonomous province Kosovo and Metohija. In 1959, Leposavić was incorporated into the province.

In 1981, due to its location, climate, rich forests, variety of herbs, and area for holiday and recreation, 12,000 hectares of the range were proclaimed a national park.


Flora and fauna

Kopaonik's flora is characterized by a large number of autochthonous plant species (the Balkan beech, fir, spruce, yew, several kinds of maple, pine and oak). The fauna is also diverse but its concentration varies, depending on the quality of the habitat.


National Park in Serbia

In 1981, due to its location, climate, rich forests, variety of herbs, and area for holiday and recreation, 12,000 hectares of the range were proclaimed a national park. Deciduous forests and native coniferous woodland make up most of the forested land in the park. Kopaonik has many species of birds, such as rock partridge, scops owl, red-backed shrike, and the wood lark. Soil erosion is great threat as there is a lot of logging and deforestation in the park.

The national park is situated on a relatively flat region, at an altitude of about 1,700 m (5,577 ft). This central Kopaonik plateau is called Suvo Rudište. It is surrounded by mountain peaks. To the north and northwest of this plateau stretches Banjski Kopaonik, which is the location of Jošanička Banjaspa, whose strong springs' waters reach the temperature of 88 °C (190 °F). Directly below the Suvo Rudište plateau starts the attractive and picturesque valley of the Samokovska River, characterized by its steep run, numerous rapids, falls and gorges.Kopaonik has over 200 sunny days annually and over 160 days covered by snow.


Ski Resort

Kopaonik ski resort
Nearest cityBrus, Serbia
Coordinates43°16′9″N 20°49′21″E
Top elevation2,017 m
Base elevation1,770 m
Skiable area62 km
Runs24
Longest run3.5 km
Lift system28 total (8-passenger gondola (u/c), 3 high-speed 6-passenger Superchairs, 7 High-speed quad chairs, 2 double chairs, 11 Surface and 3 kid-surface)
Lift capacity32,000/hour
WebsiteKopaonik

Kopaonik is the largest centre of winter tourism in Serbia. 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.

It has 24 ski lifts, with 70 km (43 mi) of ski slopes for all categories. Currently under construction is a gondola that will connect Brzece and the ski resort.

The duration and quality of snowfall and ideal skiing grounds have been attracting a rapidly increasing number of guests. Kopaonik has mild winters with lots of snowfall.

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. The snow blanket lasts a long time on this mountain and in view of its good relief, there are excellent conditions for the further expansion of winter tourism there. The tourist resort on the Kopaonik includes hotels, rest houses, chairlifts, excellent ski slopes, spa's, and many other tourist facilities.

Kopaonik is a meeting place for the Serbian and European elite. Many diplomats and presidents of foreign countries spent their holidays here. The crown prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Novak Djokovic are constructing hotels and private residences in central Kopaonik.

Transportation - Get In

Kopaonik is well-connected with the main transport routes in Serbia. The central part of Kopaonik with the tourist center and ski slopes are linked with the Ibar highway, and the nearest international airport is in Niš. A public helioport is located in a military base half a mile north of the resort.


By Bus

Bus transport is the most common way to travel to and from Kopaonik. Considering that the compact Kopaonik ski center (ski-to-door) bus transportation is one of the best solutions. You will not have any trouble installing car chains, there will be no problems with parking and cleaning out parking spaces and the car itself, you will not have to worry about someone not to damage the car and at the end of the bus will bring you next to your hotel.

Currently, there are four bus lines to Kopaonik and four bus companies. Jugoprevoz Raska twice a day runs between Belgrade - Kopaonik, Autoprevoz Krusevac operates from Novi Sad to Kopaonik, Nis Express from Nis – Kopaonik, while Supernova travel organizes transportation every Saturday and Sunday, charter bus services from Novi Sad and Belgrade. It should be noted that in the days of fewer visits to Kopaonik, there is stopover in Biljanovac organized by Jugoprevoz Raska. There is nothing to worry about, the bus will wait for you, and everything you need to do is to switch equipment and stuff.

To Kopaonik    
DirectionsDeparturesArrivalsItinererCarrier
Beograd - Kopaonik7:0012:15Autoput, Kragujevac (09:00), Kraljevo(10:00)Jugoprevoz Raska
Novi Sad - Kopaonik5:4512:15Beograd (07:00), Krusevac (10:00), Brus, BrzećeJugoprevoz Krusevac
Beograd - Kopaonik12:0017:15Autoput, Kragujevac (14:00), Kraljevo (15:00)Jugoprevoz Raska
Beograd - Kopaonik08:0013:00Direct line – SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYSSupernova Travel
Niš - Kopaonik6:1511:15Autoput, BrusNis Express

From Kopaonik    
DirectionsDeparturesArrivals ItinererCarrier
Kopaonik - Beograd14:4520:00Kraljevo (17:00), Kragujevac (18:00) AutoputJugoprevoz Raska
Kopaonik - Novi Sad16:0023:00Brzeće, Brus, Krusevac (18:15), Beograd (21:45)Jugoprevoz Krusevac
Kopaonik - Beograd15:0020:00Direct line – SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYSSupernova Travel
Kopaonik - Nis17:1523:00Brzeće, Brus,Nis Express

Ski run & Terrain

Kopaonik has over 60 kilometers of alpine tracks, 6 FIS paths for slalom and giant slalom. Routes served by systems of 24 ski lifts, total capacities of over 33 000 skiers per hour making it one of the largest ski resort in this part of Europe. The center has three six-seat, seven four-seats (4 detachable - 6 600 skiers per hour and 3 ordinary - 4 200 skiers per hour) 2 two-seats and 14 ski lifts. From the tracks Kopaonik has 15 easy 10 medium and 7 black tracks. Skiers can enjoy daily floodlit skiing on the slope opposite "Konaci" apartments (Lift No 3). 

Kopaonik is a very compact resort enjoying an excellent 'ski to door' reputation, all of Kopaonik's amentities are within 10-15 minutes 'walk to centre'. . For those hotels, apartments, holiday homes and other facilities that are located far away from the starting lift stations, there are several private ski carriers regularly used to transport.

In addition to tracks for alpine disciplines, in the area of ​​the Flat Kopaonik there are 12km (route of 3km, 5km and 10km) of trails for Nordic skiing.

For the safety of the skiers-there is organized mountain rescue service, named GSS (this is Serbian abbrevation). GSS takes care of safety during the entire season on all tracks of the Tourist Center Kopaonik. In case of need, please contact your local member of the GSS, the hotel reception or emergency service,  GSS is on duty 24 hours.

Information for Skiers
high of resort1770 m
high of top station2017 m
the lowest station1057 m
max. vertical rise870 m
the longest run3,5 km
total lenght of piste60 km
total cross country tracks20km (10 km, 5 km, 3 km)
easy runs11
easy/medium runs3
medium runs2
medium/difficult runs2
difficult runs4
nursery slopes4
FIS standard runs (slalom, giant slalom and super G)3
number of lifts24
six chairlifts3
four chairlifts7
two chairlifts2
ski lifts12
baby ski lift2

Ski lifts & tracks


Suncana dolina

type: two chair lift - Poma
type of run: blue - easy
lenght: 694m
vertical rise: 140m
travel duration: 4.5 min
 It is easy and wide track, begins from the top of Krst 1715m and it's lowering down to hotel Putnik. Smaller part of track is passing trough forest part, upper part of track is wide, it continues to the track Suvo Rudiste. There are three ways to reach this path: directly from the hotel Putnik, right shortcut from the top of track Malo Jezero or directly continuing on track Suvo Rudiste. If it's nice day and without wind you can injoy in the magnificent view of the lower parts of Serbia in the cafe which stands on exit of station. Something that must be noticed and recommended are unforgettable sunsets which will take your breath away.
 

Suvo Rudiste

 
Type: ski lift
type of run: blue/red - easy/medium
lenght: 1376m
vertical rise: 200m
travel duration: 7 min
Suvo Rudiste is medium/easy track except of higher part of track which is connected with track Centar. Entrance station is right next to exit station of Suncana Dolina (Krst 1715 m), and exit is on Suvo Rudiste (1975m). Upper part of track goes  right next to anchor after goes under the anchor. At the end of the track you can go right towards Malo Jezero or to continue to Suncana Dolina. You can reach this track following right shortcut from Malo Jezero or any track that goes to Suvo Rudiste (Centar, Pancicev Vrh or Duboka I).
 

Malo Jezero

 
type: ski lift
type of run: blue - easy
lenght: 410m
vertical rise: 60m
travel duration: 2.5 min
Easy and short track that begins from plateau Krst (1715m) lowering down to Konak. Left from the plateau is situated Genex service and right is half-pipe for snowborders. Upper part is steep and connected with plateau from which goes two chairlift Centar. Somewhere near the top of the path, skiers on their on, make shortcut through forest that comes out next to four chairlift Pancicev Vrh and plate Masinac. This shortcut is suitable especially in cases when the weather forecasts are bed and most of tracks are out of work so you can reach four chairlift Karaman Greben and Malo Jezero which are in use even in worst weather conditions. At the end of the path, if you continue turning on your left, path will take you to two chairlift Centar. You can reach to this path from the Suncana Dolina and Suvo Rudiste descenting to exit station plateau Krst, from any hotel that is situated in center, as continuing on paths Karaman Greben, Centar, Panacicev Vrh and Masinac. Malo Jezero is the only track that is illuminated (lightened) and works every day from 7-10 pm.
 

Pancicev Vrh

 
type: four chair lift - Doppelmayr
type of run: blue/red - easy/medium
lenght: 1393m
vertical rise: 248m
travel duration: 5 min
Route begins from the top of Suvo Rudiste (1975m) and goes down to central plateau, in front of most hotels on Kopaonik.  After you get down from lift, turning on your left, you can get to red/bleak Duboka I track.You have four possibilities: First, turning to left you can continue to path Suvo Rudiste, than getting to the path that branch in to two paths that are sheltered with forest, left one is marked next to lift Centar (popularly called Konzerva) and right one (popularly called four).If you go straight next to lift, right after red Duboka I and than turn right you'll reach to one small and easy track, which is marked as four, that path will lead you to Pajino Preslo or plate Masinac.In 2006, the oldest one chairlift on Kopaonik has been exchanged with modern four chairlift trade-mark Doppelmayer. It's fast lift and goes 5m/s with the capacity of 1800 skiers in first faze and in second with 2400 skiers in hour. That shouldn't be a problem for you so you can with safeness embark/land because the speed of lift is less than 1m/s. Thanks to its speed it is called Pancic express.
 

Centar

 
type: two chair lift
type of run: blue - easy
lenght: 1597m
vertical rise: 240m
travel duration: 12-18 min
Entrance is from the top of Suvo Rudiste (1975m) and goes down to road which leads to Josanicka Banja, in front of the resting place called Kragujevac.
After getting down from lift, turning on your right (in front of the lift Pancicev Vrh) you can get to red/black track Duboka I, if you go next to lift you have four possibilities: to keep on skiing on the left track Suvo Rudiste, than getting to the path that branch in to two paths that are sheltered with forest, left one is marked next to lift Centar (popularly called Konzerva) and right one (popularly called four). If you go straight next to lift, right after track red Duboka I, turning on your right (parallel with red Duboka I) you'll reach to one small and easy track, which is marked as four, that track will lead you to Pajino Preslo or lift Masinac (but if you go one straight) or turn half-left in the middle you will reach with earlier mentioned track popularly called number four. After the four chairlift Pancicev Vrh has been placed, lift has loosed its value due to its quality and capacity (it dates from 1981) and specially due to its speed.
 

Duboka I

 
type: four chair lift - Doppelmayr
type of run: red/black- medium/difficult
lenght: 1440m
vertical rise: 370m
travel duration: 5 min
Track begins from the top Suvo Rudiste (1975m). It consists of two tracks: left one (medium and long track, popularly called red Duboka I) and right one (difficult/black Duboka). At the end they are joining in to one track. Most of the competitions are being preformed hire, on its difficulty part, because the track fulfills FIS standards. You can get to this track using any chairlifts that leads to Suvo Rudiste (Centar, Pancicev Vrh, Suvo Rudiste), shortcut from the track Krcmar, its entrance station and shortcut that leads from Karaman Greben, goes left to plateau Pajino Preslo and joins somewhere in the middle with red Duboka. Last solution is very popularly in bad weather conditions, because even tough Duboka is out of work, lower part of track it being used all the way to the entrance of station Duboka II.For its configuration it is recommended for better skiers, especially the difficult/black part. This year lift has been changed with modern lift Doppelmayr and it will have middle-station at the part where lift exits from the forest, for skiers competitions that are taking place in this part of track.
 

Karaman Greben

 

type: four chair lift - Doppelmayr

type of run: blue - easy

lenght: 1440m

vertical rise: 165m

travel duration: 6.5 -7 min

It is easy track, suitable for beginners. Most of ski schools use this track for their needs so you should be carefully and regardful towards beginners. Chairlift departures from the central plateau, in front of the most hotels, exit station is at the top of Karaman Greben. Is has two tracks: right one is easy, in its middle stands arrives/departs shortcut to track Mali Karaman. Left track is slightly shorter and slightly steep. Left from the beginning of the track is situated  cafe Vucija Staza , lowering down 50 m on your left you can get to Pajino Preslo, Duboka I or Masinac. A cross the exit station of Karaman Greben is also exit station Duboka II, that way you can get to lift Knezevske Bare. You can reach to this track from the central plateau in front of hotel Grand, at the exit station Duboka II or using shortcut Mali Karaman.


Mali Karaman

type: Fourseat Doppelmayr

type of run: blue - easy

lenght: 1079m

vertical rise: 190m

travel duration: 6.5 -7 min

It is easy track, suitable for beginners. Most of ski schools use this track for their needs so you should be carefully regardful towards beginners. Lift begins from the artificial pool for snow and road Brzece-Kopaonik and its exit is at the top of  Mali Karaman (1927 m). Next to new four chairlift exists old lift (out of function, except in case of need when chairlift is out of work). There are two tracks: at the beginning of the right track, separates shortcut to right that leads to lift Marine Vode. Lowering down you are arriving to mountain home, named Rtanj, one of the most popularly student destination with cheap food (grill, donates…) and drinks. Left track is often used as arrives/departs path towards track Karaman Greben. At the exit of four chairlift Mali Karaman you can go left using shortcut to lift Knezevske Bare, right to anchor Gvozdac and half-left reef towards Ledenice and Bela Reka II. You can reach to this track using shortcut from Marine Vode that joins with depart shortcut towards Marine Vode.


Marine vode

type: ski lift

type of run: blue - easy

lenght: 868m

vertical rise: 188m
travel duration: 4.5 min

Belongs to easy tracks. Lift departures from the road Brzece-Kopaonik and exit station is at the top of Vucak (1934 m).Even thought its short track it is one of those you enjoy skiing. Through its whole route its surrounded with forest and easy slope toward left. At the end of the track you can relaxes and enjoy at the cafe. You can reach this track using shortcut from Mali Karaman or getting down from lift Karaman. If you want to reach to lift Karaman, skiers usually make shortcut by turning half-right through the forest, so it is not necessary to keep on pushing your skies.


Karaman

type: ski lift

type of run: blue - easy

lenght: 855m

vertical rise: 125m

travel duration: 4.5 min

One of the easy tracks. Lift departures from the ridge Jaram (1788 m) which cuts the road Brzece-Kopaonik, exit station is at the top of the Vucak (1934 m). Whole track is surrounded with forest, her upper part is slightly steeper and than strongly suave. You can reach to this track using shortcut from Mali Karaman or from the exit station lift Karaman. At the bottom of the track, at the ridge Jaram, you can find refreshment bar Jaram where you can relax, get warm near fireplace or get sun if its nice weather or enjoy the company of friendly owners. When you get down from the Karaman you can decide whether you would go right through forest using shortcut to Gvozdac (it is recommended for better skiers) or prolong cross the road to lift Jaram.


Jaram

type: ski lift

type of run: blue - easy

lenght: 598m

vertical rise: 67m

travel duration: 6 -7 min

It represents connection between tracks Gobelja greben and Gobelja relej. It is easy/blue track. Lift departures from the ridge Jaram  which cuts the road Brzece-Kopaonik and its exit station is near the top of Gobelja (1934 m) where exist shortcut that leads to the hotel Red Star (ex Srebrenac)  and towards lifts Gobelja greben and Gobelja relej. You can get to this track from the top of Gobelja, which is exit place of Gobelja relej or directly crossing the road  on the ridge Jaram from the track Karaman.


Gobelja Relej

type: ski lift
type of run: red - medium
lenght: 700m
vertical rise: 180m
travel duration: 3.5 min
Is one of medium/difficult tracks. Lift departures below hotel Red Star (ex Srebrenac), exit station is at the top of Velika Gobelja (1934 m). Consists of two tracks: one is right next to lift, it has two steeper parts that later join in one suave part, and the second one that separates to right, its longer and suave and at the end it joins with the shortcut that leads to the top of lift Jaram. Left from the beginning of the track separates one track which is rarely been stepped and it?s been arranged for FIS slalom and belongs with Gobelja greben lift. At the bottom of the track is shortcut to your left that leads to entrance station of Gobelja Greben.
 

Gobelja Greben

 

type: ski lift

type of run: red - medium

lenght: 410m

vertical rise: 180m

travel duration: 3 min

It is middle/difficult track. Lift departures below hotel Red Star (ex Srebrenac), exit station is on the reef between tops of Velika and Mala Gobelja. There are two tracks: one is right next to lift, has two steep parts which later combine in to one suave part, and other track that separates to right, it is slightly shorter, has FIS standards for slalom and at the end joins with shortcut that leads to bottom of Gobelja relej track. Because it is far away it is lessee visited and often used for ski training. You can get to Gobelja greben exclusively from the track Gobelja relej.


Knezevske bare

type: ski lift

type of run: blue - easy

lenght: 790m

vertical rise: 150m

travel duration: 4.5 min

One of the easy tracks, its exit station is at the top of Mali Karaman, its route is at south side so most of track is often out of snow. At  the bottom of the track two shortcut are joining together, one is from the Ledenice and another leads to Duboka II, all the way to entrance station of Duboka I. You can use any lift that exits at the top of Mali Karaman (Gvozdac, Mali Karaman), using shortcut that goes between Ledenice and Bele Reke II and from the top of Duboka II, Karaman Greben.


Bela reka I

type: two chair lift

type of run: plava

lenght: 1666m

vertical rise: 300m

travel duration: 10.5 min

Easy track and is opportunity for you to relax after fatiguing track Bela Reka II. Begins from the settlement Brzece and its exit station is at the place Kamariste where joins with lifts Bela Reka II and Struga. This is the only track that has fall on its route so it gives you one more experience and makes ride more interesting.  Due to its low height it is condemn to less number of skiers so it is often used to draw skiers out to the rest of ski centers. You can get directly from the hotels in Brzece to this track so as continuing from the tracks Struga and Bela Reka II.


Bela reka II

type: two chair lift

type of run: black - difficult

lenght: 1250m

vertical rise: 5210m

travel duration: 8.5 min

Difficult/black track, recommended exclusively to skiers with experience, not because its difficulty but because its disarrangement. Due to its situation, especially disarrangement this track has a very small number of skiers. It is very wide track in its upper part and perfect for skiing but problems occur in the part called Levak, full with stones, so its hard to pass by that part to the place called Kamariste, where Bela Reka II joins with Bela Reka I and Struga. There is no fence that protects skiers from coming out of track, only what are left are rusty pillars, so you wonder what makes danger even more evident. Next thing that needs to be repair in recent time is wire. Above all of that, skiing on this track is unforgettable experience, as much as for its path and its magnificent view on South Serbia. Bela Reka II prolongs on Bela Reka I  which leads to Brzece. Complete length of bought tracks is 3500m and height distinction is near 900m. Three shortcuts are landing down from the top of the track, one leads to bottom of Gvozdac, another towards Knezevske Bare and other one (never been used) goes toward Struga. You can reach to this track: from the top of  Mali Karaman using mountain range cross the top of Ledenice (estimated you need 15 minutes ski-walking) because of slopes and up hills. If Ledenice are in function, which is very rare case, you need lees period of time to get to the top. Once there was baby ski lift between tops of Bele Reke II I Ledenice that was used to make that ascent easier to cross, so you can reach to Bela Reka.


Struga

type: ski lift

type of run: black - difficult

lenght: 727m

vertical rise: 240m

travel duration: 4 min

Difficult track, never been used because unsettled property relations. You can reach this track coming down from Bele Reke I or skiing along Bela Reka II.


Ledenice

type: ski lift

type of run: black - difficult

lenght: 782m

vertical rise: 265m

travel duration: 4 min

Difficult/black track. In last couple of years its lift is been used only in cases of damage the lift Gvozdac, but the track is regularly being  taking care of. It is not in the function because of lack its technical documentation. Last part of track is continuing to track Gvozdac. From the top of Ledenice, after smaller hill, you will reach to exit station of Bela Reka II, but if you turn right on the half of the track towards Bela Reka II you will get to shortcut to the bottom of Knezevske Bare. Using shortcuts Bela Reke II, Jaram, or slowly pushing from the top of Mali Karaman, you can get to this track. Most often, skiers make path on their one thru forest from exit station of Gvozdac.


Gvozdac

type: ski lift

type of run: black - difficult

lenght: 915m

vertical rise: 292m

travel duration: 4.5 min

One of difficult/black tracks. One part of track is continuing to track Ledenice. Upper part of track is difficult, not because its steep but because its disarrangement. You can use any lift that exits on the top of Mali Karaman (Mali Karaman, Knezevske Bare), exit station of track Karaman, shortcut to Jaram or shortcut from exit station Bela Reka II to get to this track. Skiers often make shortcut through forest from the top of Gvozdac to Ledenice, so the most of the track would be in use.


Duboka II

type: four chair lift

type of run: /

lenght: 1130m

vertical rise: 394m

travel duration: 5 min

Its only purpose is to pull skiers from the bottom of Duboka to the top of Karaman Greben.  There is no track next to this lift, even though you can ski from the top of  Karaman Greben until the middle of lift (shortcut Knezevske Bare-Duboka I), through path that is out of order and steep track. In the middle of the track used to be middle-station that helped you to get to Knezevske Bare and Duboka I. after exiting from the lift, turning on your right you can reach to Knezevske Bare and right in front are two (left and right) lifts Karaman Greben. To get to this track you can use Duboka I or Krcmar, their start station is right next to start station (entrance) Duboka II. Between this two  stations is cafe Bacija Krcmar where you can relax and enjoy.


Krcmar

type: two chair lift

type of run: red/black - medium/difficult

lenght: 1902m

vertical rise: 437m

travel duration: 12 -18 min

Middle/difficult track with easier upper part and extremely difficult rest of track. Longest lift starts from the bottom of Duboka, right next station Duboka II and cafe Bacija Krcmar, exit station is couple meters under Pancic Vrh. It has one middle-station, using shortcut from there you can get to start station Duboka I.  One of the most beautiful tracks at Kopaonik. It is out of function since 1999 because of consequences Nato bombing. Lift wasn't damaged but next to track 70 bombs were found. Lowering down from Duboka I or Suvo Rudiste you can get to this track.


Masinac

type: ski lift

type of run: blue - easy

lenght: 277m

vertical rise: 32m

travel duration: 2 min

Extremely easy, short and suave track. It is used for teaching new skiers. Begin to central plateau, in front of most hotels on Kopaonik, exit station is at Pajino Preslo where turning on your right can get to one of baby ski lifts. You can get to this track using any path that leads to Pajino Preslo (right track Pancicev Vrh, shortcut Karaman Greben - Duboka I), from the  central plateau in front most Kopaonik hotels (Pancicev Vrh, Karaman Greben, Malo Jezero), using shortcut through forest from the top of Malo Jezero. On the left side of track are situated apartments Nebeske Stolice, next to the short path that leads to four chair lift Karaman Greben. Try to be very carefully while you are passing this track because most of ski schools are giving their lessons right on this track.

Food & Drink

Places which you should certainly pay a visit cafes, traditional small Serbian cafes. If you want to rest, have a sunbath, get warm, have a drink or something to eat or even use a toilet, these places, right next to ski area, are the best thing to do so.
 
With its alpine atmosphere, great fireplaces, and of course, Serbian, traditional kitchen and drink, these cafes gives recognizable appearance to ski area. Momentarily there are 16 and they are relatively regularly situated through the ski area.

Alcohol and spirits:

Brandy - 100 to 290 din
Cooked brandy - 140 to 280 din
Bitters - 150 to 260 din
The local beers from 0.33 to 130 to 270 din
Mulled wine - 170 to 280 din
Vodka - 130 to 390 din
Ballantines whiskey - 150 to 420 din
Pear 0.03 to 150 to 290 din

Carbonated, non-carbonated and energy drinks:

Carbonated soft drinks (Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite ...) - 170 to 250 din
Squash (peach, apple, juice ...) - 150 to 230 din
Guarana - 165 to 290 din
Red Bull - 290 to 440 din

Coffee, tea and chocolate drinks:

Ordinary coffee - from 100 to 150 din
Espresso - 120 to 185 din
Nescafe - 160 to 260 din
Tea - 100 to 215 din
Mineral water - 40 to 190 din
Hot chocolate - 180 to 280 din

Food:

Pancakes (small / large) - 150 to 350 din
Donut - 70 to 230 din
Hamburger - 200 to 790 din
Kebabs 10pc - 510 to 790 din
Gibanica - 250 to 330 din
Flat bread with cream - 140 to 300 din
Hot sandwich - 210 to 370 din
Pork / Lamb 1kg - 1600 to 3000/1800 to 3300 din

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