Ponikva is at altitude of 1560 meters, situated in area with dense beech forests and various vegetation. As one of 34 Macedonian's winter tourist centres, Ponikva is one of the most visited places in Osogovo Region.

The urban area with sports and recreation centre includes two ski lifts, weekend houses, auto-camps, bungalows, objects of daily supply, multipurpose spaces, fields for sports and recreation, catering facilities and ski equipment services. Besides the weekend settlements and a few motels, in Ponikva there is a children' resort with a capacity of 220 beds.

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The natural beauty, environmentally friendly clean environment and climate are excellent prerequisites for the great attendance of Ponikva. Besides the already existing sports fields, it is planned to build pathways for biathlon and Nordic running. Special tourist attraction for fans of hunting, near Ponikva is the game reserves. The commercial hunting place-the game park, in addition to accommodation, offers to the guests a unique opportunity to hunt deer, muffles and wild boars.