Adventures iN Macedonia and the Balkans
ADVENTURES IN MACEDONIA AND THE BALKANS
If your next holiday includes discovering new mountains, skiing, ski-touring, snowboarding, split-boarding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing on untouched and unique places, experience naturalness of the region and great hospitality, one of our adventures in Macedonia for sure needs to be in your next destination. Fulfilled by mountains, rivers and lakes it’s the perfect destination for people hungry for new adventures in the outdoors. Your holiday in the Balkans would never be the same again after experiencing the hidden treasures of Macedonia.
Popova Shapka Snowcat skiing & Ski Resort
Popova Shapka is a ski resort on Shar mountain which is the most used mountain when it comes to ski touring in Macedonia and it’s located above the town of Tetovo. Easy reachable by car ( only 1h drive from Skopje – Capital of Macedonia ) and hour and a half from Skopje Airport. The local peaks around Popova Shapka ( Ceripashina 2450m, Karabunar 2600m, Blue Peak 2500 ) are great for daily backcountry skiing. Popova Shapka is also the starting point when it comes to reaching the highest peak on Shar Mountain ( Titov Peak ) while passing thru Bakrdan 2704m and Karabunar 2600m. The skiing down from Titov Peak to the Lesnica region will give you the feeling of extreme loneliness and inner peace. Popova Shapka has one mountain hut and few hotels where you can find good accommodation. One of them is Hotel Scardus ( new hotel with nice spa & food ). Also the ski resort of Popova Shapka is great for off piste skiing, wide open face which gives you many opportunities.
Balkans Remote Powder Freeride Paradise – Skitouring and Snowcat Freeride
Balkan is the perfect region to visit for those who are always hungry for new backcountry adventures, freeride skiing & snowboarding or mountaineering. The ski freeride in the Balkans is becoming more and more popular for the locals but also for the people all over the world. Ski touring & splitboarding in the Balkans is quite interesting because region is covered by mountain ranges running from the northwest to southeast. When it comes to freeriding in totally remote areas the mountains in Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Montenegro are the ones you should visit. Shar mountain is spreading thru Macedonia, Kosovo & Albania and it is the biggest mountain massif in the central Balkan area. Together with Korab mountain and the Albanian Alps they are the sanctuaries of the local freeriders. This mountains with their shape are perfect for cat skiing and ski touring and they give the opportunity for amazing extreme skiing. From riding steep couloirs , visiting the highest peaks ( Titov Peak – Shar Mountain 2747m ), ( Golem Korab Peak on Korab mountain – 2764m ), ( Gjeravica Peak – Albanian Alps – Prokletije – 2656m ) and more, skiing down long lines thru wide open oval faces, riding playful forest to touring thru villages and sheep farms & exploring the different traditions and culture of the region while experiencing the force of the nature. The main points to start the adventures are few places on the mountains which some of them are local Ski centers / villages. When it comes to Freeride in Bulgaria, Pirin and Rila mountains are ones you should visit. Musala ( 2925 ) is situated in Rila National Park and it the highest peak in whole Balkan peninsula.
Brezovica Skitouring and Snowcat Skiing
Other starting point is the ski center of Brezovica which is located in the Kosovo part of Shar mountain and same as Popova Shapka is easy reachable by car from Skopje airport and Pristina airport with a 1h drive. Located on 1650m it is the popular place for Freeride in Kosovo and its perfect starting point for going to the backcountry wilderness. From here there are multiple options for touring, some recommendations are touring to the peaks of Piribeg and Crn Kamen. Ski touring in Kosovo is also great because from here you can reach quite nice peaks on Shar mountain. One of them is the peak of Ljuboten ( 2498m) which is the northest peak on Sharmountain and it can be approached from both, Macedonian and Kosovo site.
”Great team of people! Flexible to our needs and you know for sure they will keep an eye on safety and fun!Paul RhebergenRecommends SharOutdoors - Adventures in Macedonia and the Balkans
”For all ski enthusiasts I can warmly recommend this.Michael ArndtRecommends SharOutdoors - Adventures in Macedonia and the Balkans.
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”I thank you for one of the best ski trips I've made, thanks to a nice nature and fantastic guides, who found many fantastic lines, best regards Jens and the other seven SwedesJens ErikssonRecommends SharOutdoors - Adventures in Macedonia and the Balkans
”The real freeride experience! First lines all day long! Great guides and good vibes!Jasmin KarapancevRecommends SharOutdoors - Adventures in Macedonia and the Balkans