|First snowboard park in Serbia opens on Kopaonik|
Fans of extreme winter sports got their "slice of heaven" on the mountain of Kopaonik on Thursday, when the first snowboard park in Serbia and one of the largest in the region was opened there.
The park was modelled after the most famous winter sport centres in the world.
"This park will mean a lot for Kopaonik. It proves the mountain has become a serious winter resort in Europe. We expect more visits. We know that there are already no vacancies on Kopaonik until March 9. Serbian tourists are the largest in number, but the ones from Montenegro, Republika Srpska, Russia and Romania are coming more and more," head of the MK Mountain Resort Nikola Avram has stated.
Predrag Milinkovic from Ski Resorts of Serbia said the idea for the park had existed for a long time, but that the requirements for its implementation had only been met recently. An event entitled Big Snow Festival is planned for March and meant to provide visitors with a rich musical and ski programme.
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