Sunday, January 09, 2011

Snowboarding in the Balkans

A recent article in The Guardian, "Boarding the Balkan Bloc", looks at the snowboarding opportunities on offer in a number of ski resorts in the Western Balkans. Among the destinations covered are Kapaonik (Serbia), Popova Shapka (Macedonia), KolaĊĦin (Montenegro), and Jahorina (Bosnia). The writer's overall impression of snowboarding in the region: "rugged mountains; masses of deep, powdery, snow; tree runs from heaven; zero lift queues; friendly locals; low prices; and great food (albeit heavy on the meat)".

Sam Baldwin, the writer of the article, is the editor of the winter sports travelzine, and the website includes further coverage of the resorts mentioned above, as well as others in Bulgaria and Slovenia.

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