There’s nothing better than a couple of days away on the slopes; however, this can be an expensive endeavor. Kaponik ski resort is relatively cheaper alternatives to the better know resorts in Europe. Kaponik, located in south/central Serbia, is one of the largest mountain ranges in Serbia. Its highest point is 2,017m above sea level and is home to a wonderful ski resort and national park. The resort boasts 25 ski lifts and has the capacity for 32,000 skiers per hour. Flying to Belgrade will be your biggest expense, yet even this is relatively cheap. If you book well in advance you can get flights for around 200-250 euro return, Dublin to Belgrade. From Belgrade to Koponik you’ll be able to get a bus for around 10 euros return. You can book some great accommodation at the resort for very affordable prices. We stayed at the wonderful Villa Runolist apartments http://www.villarunolist.com where we paid 60 euro per night for a shared apartment. The apartment could sleep four people. The Villa is extremely comfortable and the staff is really friendly and helpful. You can pick up your ski pass and ski gear at the bottom of the slopes. The ski pass cost me around 20 euros a day while boots and snowboard cost me around 10 euro a day. There are loads of good restaurants and bars to eat and drink, again with unbelievably cheap prices. Enjoy!!!