North Macedonia·January - March
MACEDONIA FREERIDE SNOW TRIP
An unique 5-day tour combining ski touring and cat skiing in North Macedonia.VIEW DATES
Join Snowbusters and Eskimo Cat Ski this winter for a unique 5-day tour combining ski touring and cat skiing in North Macedonia. During this experience, you will ski the best off-piste terrain around Popova Shapka, a ski resort in the Sar Mountains of North Macedonia. Your time in the mountains will be maximised through the use of the cat, which will drop you in remote areas everyday to skin/ hike up summits then ski virgin slopes, meeting you at the bottom to whisk you off somewhere new. Get ready to discover a truly off-the-beaten-track area, ski incredible lines, and (most importantly) have A LOT of fun!
Meet your local guides in North Macedonia.
Jany is a ski and rock climbing guide from the Czech Republic, and founder of Rockbusters and Snowbusters. He has been teaching skiing for over 20 years and spends most of his winters in search of demanding off-piste ski lines.
Born in a city but destined for the mountains, Adam has been skiing since a young age - first dabbling in ski racing before finding his passions in ski-touring and freeride. In addition to being a highly qualified mountain guide he's also a trained photographer, so get ready for some awesome action shots!
Born in Skopje and now living in the Mavrovian mountains of Macedonia, Dimitar lives and breathes skiing, climbing and hiking. He has been ski guiding since 2013 and is dedicated to developing the outdoor potential in Mavrovo.
Local ski hotel
The accommodation for this trip will be in a hotel with direct access to the slopes. Half board (breakfasts and dinners) are included. The hotel boasts a nice spa where you can relax and get a massage after a long day in the mountains.
5 days ski-touring and split board guiding
Ski cat pick up and drop off
Shared accommodation (half-board)
What's Not Included
Ski/ snowboard rental
Food & Drink
Ski and snowbaord equipment
To get the most out of this trip, you should be confident skiing/ snowboarding black slopes. Although no previous touring/ freeride experience is required, this is highly recommended. A good level of fitness is desirable
Mapo Tapo selects local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we can not accept any liability. Ski touring is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge and skills not go outdoor alone. All our trips include a local certified guide who will take care of your group. Enjoy your adventures safely with first-hand information from the locals.
Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed and for more information go to the "How it works" section
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What group size can I expect?
This trip is designed for groups of 8 to 12 people exclusively. Your best option is to get a group of friends together with a similar skiing ability so you can go on the same tours and make the most of the experience.
What equipment do I need to bring?
You will need to bring or rent the following:
- Your own personal touring or freeride equipment
- Avalanche set
- Ski or snowboard clothing