Snowcat assisted Skitouring & Freeride
- Skitour the most exciting & hidden spots on Shar Mountain
- Experience remote terrain, great and rarely ridden lines, where fresh tracks are almost certain
- enjoy your options for snow cat assistance, to access the far remote parts of the mountain and still earn your turns
- all transportation from & to destination airport, accomodation, guiding & fullboard inclusive
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For the passionate freeride skiier with a wish to “earn” some turns, we offer the perfect combination of Snowcatskiing and skitouring in the Macedonian Shar Mountains. We have set our eyes on a lot of ski projects and made the possible with a little help from a Snow Cat, which we believe is a very innovative approach to skitouring.
In this case, we will take you the first 1000 vertical meters by snowcat, from where it will drop us off in order to access deeper into the backcountry to add another 600-1200 vertical meters of skitour per day to allow a maximum of skiing and remoteness. The lack of mountain huts on the mountains in the Balkans, is making the access to the best hidden powder stash quite difficult, so this small “cheat” is quite helpfull. We tried it, and loved the results. Just as a small example, we did a tour to Tito´s Peak, Bakardan & Little Turk, all mountains that offer supreme backcountry skiing but would otherwise be very difficult and demanding to access on a oneday skitour.
You can decide to opt for a more skitouring focused programm, where we take you out for some very rewarding skitouring and finish it off with a couple of days of snowcatskiing. Our daily ascent can vary from 600 to 1800 meters, depending on the level of the group. If you are more freeride oriented we can also arrange a pick up by the snow cat at the first possible place. For the more ski touring oriented crowd, we can ride the best terrain and then return to our accomodation touring. The possibilities are open for us to decide. Alternatively, you may opt for more days of Snowcatskiing and 1-X days of skitouring that can be tailored to your specifications.
Our base for this is the 4* Hotel in Popova Shapka, which offers modern facilities and a high standard, with a nice SPA to enjoy the laid back evenings after supreme skiing. Our hosts are also masters of cuisine, and they will offer us a variety of local traditional food, touching macedonian and albanian traditions with amazing local vine or some of the Balkan variety of beers.