Forget the Alps, it’s all about skiing in Montenegro

  • By Luštica Bay
  • 18 Nov, 2014
Heading to Montenegro for a skiing holiday may never have crossed your mind…until now. Still relatively undiscovered, Montenegro has an enormous amount of winter sports on offer and as a skiing destination, the slopes aren’t horribly overcrowded (dream!) meaning you can ski as fast, or conversely, as slow as you like. If you’ve been skiing at the same resort for years, or sticking solely to the Alps, it’s time for a change!

What you need to know:

Resorts –   Montenegro has two main ski resorts, Kolašin (1450m) and Savin Kuk (1515), which can be found in the national park of Durmitor, amongst other smaller, rather quaint resorts dotted around the mountainous region of the country.

Best for   – Montenegro is a great destination for backcountry and freeride skiing and snowboarding, in other words venturing off-piste, and this is truly the best way to explore the Montenegrin mountains. The country is also fast becoming a renowned SnowKite destination thanks to vast open stretches of land with strong winds during the winter season. So if you fancy trying your hand at a spot of Snowkiting, try Žabljak or Sinjajevina.

Activities –   Skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, tobogganing and snowmobiling are all in abundance in the skiing regions of Montenegro.

Levels –   All resorts and ski slopes are family friendly and any level of skier can enjoy the fantastic skiing in Montenegro.

Après-Ski –   There are some great clubs and slope-side café’s in Kolašin and Žabljak for those of you after the après-ski scene. Sipping on some hot šljivovica (plum brandy) whilst gazing out over Mt. Komovi is a truly unforgettable experience!

Accommodation –  In Žabljak you can find plenty of cosy, little hotels and chalets, perfect for family holidays. In Kolašin there is the established  Bianca Resort and Spa  and the  Chalet Shcherbina  village. Thankfully there are regular shuttle buses taking you to and from the slopes so you don’t have to carry your skis too far!

Ultimately, Montenegro offers you a totally different experience; the chance to ski somewhere new, knowing that very few people have skied there before; so shake up your traditions and head to Montenegro!

For more information on winter sports in Montenegro please visit  Riders.me

Planning a visit? Check out our post on where to  stay .

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