Montenegro is Europe’s new skiing hot spot

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 1, 2009 11:43 am

Skiers and snowboarders who want to experience Europe’s best hidden gem need to look no further than Montenegro.  Time Magazine’s Simon Kelton believes that “while many European resorts suffer from overcrowding, limited fresh snow and unskiable pine forests, Montenegro’s mountains offer deep, light powder, virtually no people and acres of perfectly spaced beech trees. If your timing is right, these can rival Colorado’s best aspen groves for a fraction of the cost.”

The Bjelasica mountains at Jezerine have a smaller size mountain, coming in at only 7,018 feet, but “the amount of snowfall and variety of terrain in Jezerine will surprise you.”  While Jezerine is smaller in the grand scheme of things the constant fresh powder and relativley empty mountains make the trip well worth it.  Lift tickets cost $30 during peak days, and are even cheaper at the start and close of the season.

If Jezerine seems too small for you, the neighboring town of Zabljak should be your next stop.  While they only have 4 lifts, “these access some dramatic chutes and superb powder fields with virtually no competition for your fresh tracks” with “20 peaks over 6,500 feet that over look 18 gorgeous lakes.”