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Skopje

SKI TOURING TRIP BETWEEN KOSOVO AND MACEDONIA


Ski Touring

Category

7 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Medium

Fitness

From 1 to 6

Partecipants


What you'll do

Experience the ultimate ski touring adventure in the Balkan mountains. Surrounded by the sea, these mountains receive abundant fresh snow, making it a prime destination for a Balkan trip. With over 80% of the mountainous terrain, the Balkan peninsula offers vast areas perfect for ski touring. Join us as we guide you through the stunning Shar Mountain in Macedonia and Kosovo. Discover the best ski touring spots the Balkans offer on this unforgettable journey.


Itinerary

On the first day, you will arrive and transfer to Popova Shapka, where you'll stay at the comfortable Hotel Scardus 4*. Here, you'll settle into double or twin rooms, attend a briefing, and receive your avalanche safety equipment. The day ends with a delicious dinner and an overnight stay, preparing you for the adventure ahead. We reccomend to arrive by the evening (4-5 PM) to have time to do a briefing, fix gear and be ready to start the adventure!
Your second day begins with a buffet breakfast at 7:30 AM. By 8:45 AM, you'll be heading out with the snowcats, performing a beeper check and loading your equipment. The ski areas you'll explore include Tito’s Peak, which boasts a variety of ski lines from 700 to 1000 meters vertical, with different exposures and steepness levels. Next, you'll venture into the Pena River Valley, a gentle valley near the Kosovo border, offering excellent ski conditions for most of the season. Here, you can enjoy multiple lines in one day with 40 to 60 minutes of touring between runs, accumulating 1000 to 1500 vertical meters. Lunch is brought along with the snowcat and enjoyed in the remote areas you may scout during the day. After skiing, you'll have leisure time between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, with access to the hotel's SPA facilities. Dinner at 7:00 PM features a variety of dishes representing Macedonian and Albanian cuisine, along with a great selection of wines.
Day 3 mirrors the activities of Day 2, with another exhilarating day of snowcat assisted touring in the same ski areas. After a full day of skiing, you will transfer to your base in Prevall, Kosovo, which takes approximately 2.5 hours.
On the fourth day, you will stay at a ski-in/ski-out hotel situated at 1500 meters. Prevall is one of the best ski touring areas in the Balkans, offering extensive options with daily tours up to 1100 meters. You'll explore amazing areas like Konjusha, Bistra, and GuzhBaba peaks. The cirque-like valley provides a variety of terrains from wide meadows and bowls to steeper couloirs, allowing you to ski directly back to your hotel.
The fifth day is a continuation of ski touring in Prevall, with access to the same diverse peaks and terrains. Once again, you'll enjoy the convenience of skiing directly back to your comfortable hotel at the end of the day.
On the final day, after breakfast and checkout, you will transfer to Brezovica Ski Center. This historic ski center, dating back to the 1980s, is renowned for its freeriding terrain. Skiing here takes you above 2200 meters to the mountain ridges on the North-facing slopes of Shar Mountain, concluding your ski touring adventure with exhilarating runs in this unique and iconic location. Night will be in Skopje.
If time allows, today we can have a short city tour. The checkout from the hotel is by 12 PM but the hotel allow us to keep the lugage stored. We reccomend to leave in the afternoon to enjoy the last time there!

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
UIAGM IFMGA Guide
Transport from airport
Transport to airport
Local transport
Lunch
Dinner
Breakfast
All accommodations
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Extra accommodation
Technical Gear
Ski and boots rental
Helmet
Snacks and drinks
Extra transfer
Tourist tax
Extra food and drinks
Everything not mentioned in the “What’s included”
Tips

Accomodations

Hotel Scardus, Popova Shapka


Hotel Scardus is located in the most beautiful part of Sharr Mountain, only 18 km from the city of Tetovo. You will sleep and relax here for the first two days. The hotel is the ideal place to pass an adventure, holidays groups as well as an ideal place for those who adore nature and tranquility. It offers a relaxing and wonderful panorama of idilic winter and all seasons.

Hotel Kroject, Preval


Comfortable hotel in the middle of the mountain. It offers a wonderful panorama and a delicius local food. You will stay there for 3rd-4th-5th days.

Hotel Ambasador, Skopje


Hotel Ambasador is placed in the center of the city between the Russian Embassy and the newest orthodox temple Soboren hram. Hotel Ambasador is a hotel with modern and highly equipped rooms with mini bar, room service, cable TV, air conditioner, phone and free access to internet. You will sleep here the last night of the trip!


Guides

Metodi

Metodi

Metodi Chilimanov he is an experienced UIMLA certified mountain guide. He was born in Skopje, Macedonia so he knows very well the destination.


Meeting point

41.960862521.6272969
Skopje


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

January 2025
Wed
15 Jan
3:00 PM
Tue
21 Jan
5:00 PM

Confirmed

6 spots left
Total
1690 €
Mon
10 Feb
3:00 PM
Mon
17 Feb
5:00 PM

Confirmed

6 spots left
Total
1690 €
Mon
10 Mar
3:00 PM
Mon
17 Mar
5:00 PM

Confirmed

6 spots left
Total
1690 €

From 1690 € / person