Red Corner: Serbian Slopes

It’s getting to be that time of year again and we here at Red Corner want to be sure to point you to the very best behind-the-former-iron-curtain ski locations.

This week, we look at Serbia.

One of the country’s more famous resorts, Kopaonik, was actually visited often during communism by Western Europeans because of the very nice conditions there. The civil war put an end to that, however, and tourism languished until just recently when foreign skiers began to slowly trickle back.

The resort, tucked into the snowy folds of the Balkans, has 21 lifts and fewer crowds than one might find elsewhere. And, in case you want to rub elbows with Serbia’s elite, the resort hosts the popular Suri Restaurant. The food, like the skiing, is affordable and very worthwhile.