Are you a passionate ski lover who is also familiar with Bosnia & Herzegovina as a perfect alternative to mass winter destinations in Europe? If this is correct, you might have heard of ski resorts on Mt Kupres in the western part of the country. However, if this is not the case, then you are on the right page to discover one of the most remote winter and off the beaten slope destinations in the Balkans. Did I mention that it is also very budget-friendly and still without the rush of visitors? Believe me, there will be no better time to check why Mt Kupres is up-and-coming winter paradise for skiing on a budget.
If you happen to be in Sarajevo, Mostar or Banja Luka (three biggest cities in Bosnia & Herzegovina) in winter months, you should know that apart from ski resorts on Mt Jahorina, Mt Vlašić, Mt Bjelašnica & Mt Igman, this destination is also worth visiting, only 2h drive from above mentioned cities. What’s more, even if you are in the city of Split on the Adriatic coast, in less than two hours you can put your skies on and enjoy winter landscapes. Therefore, Kupres is a popular ski city for snow lovers that come from the Croatian coast.
Mt Kupres ski resort has 13 km of groomed slopes between 1,317 m and 1,758 m of altitude. It encompasses four ski runs, with four ski lifts that can serve up to 5,000 skiers per hour. One can choose between two ski centres. The lower one is Adriaski, while the other one called Stožer-Vrana, has slopes at 1,758 m above sea level. This ski resort offers skiing, snowboarding, snow-riding, sledging, etc. On the top of this comes night skiing for real ski junkies, followed by rich nightlife.
Bosnia & Herzegovina is definitely a discovery for many European snow lovers. Winters on Bosnian magical mountains are truly inspiring and charming. Mt Kupres is no exception. However, this destination is a great pick in all seasons of the year as it offers other sports activities such as horse-riding, paragliding, motocross, etc. But if you want to experience budget skiing on Mt Kupres, then you should book your trip in the winter.
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