North Macedonia·January - March

MACEDONIA FREERIDE SNOW TRIP

An unique 5-day tour combining ski touring and cat skiing in North Macedonia.

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Overview

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!

Local Partners

Meet your local guides in North Macedonia.

Jany

Jany

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.

Adam

Adam

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!

Dimitar

Dimitar

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.

Basecamp

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Local ski hotel

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.

What's Included

What's Included

5 days ski-touring and split board guiding

Ski cat pick up and drop off

Shared accommodation (half-board)

Accident insurance

What's Not Included

Ski/ snowboard rental

Travel Expenses

Food & Drink

Ski and snowbaord equipment

More Info

Skiing skills

Skiing skills

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

Liability

Liability

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.

Travel

Travel

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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FAQs

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.

You will need to bring or rent the following:

 

  • Your own personal touring or freeride equipment
  • Avalanche set
  • Headlamp
  • Ski or snowboard clothing

Dates

North Macedonia - Popova Shapka
January 23 - 27 2023

FROM$2027/pp

North Macedonia - Popova Shapka
March 6 - 10 2023

FROM$2027/pp

MACEDONIA FREERIDE SNOW TRIP

North Macedonia· January - March· 5 days

FROM$2027/pp