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- Freeride with snowcat in one of the most exciting & hidden spots in the Balkans
- Ride with local expert guides that will show you every hidden stash of powder
- Enjoy a safe adventure full of adrenaline
- Make your stay memorable by experiencing local traditional cuisine and a firstclass 4**** hotel with spa
Snowcat skiing in Macedonia is becoming quite popular and together with Kosovo are the only counties where you can get this kind of service when it comes to freeride skiing and snowboarding in the Balkans. SHAROUTDOORS is a team of local certified guides who in winter time are providing snowcat guided tours. Based in hotel Scardus on Popova Shapka ski resort located on Shar Mountain we provide daily tours and full-service snowcat skiing holiday packages. The natural shape of the mountain gives easy access for the snowcat to reach the peaks and ridges from were long faces are waiting for ultimate powder freeride experience.
For our operation, we use Leitner Prinoth and Pistenbully, machines with high-security standards. In the price of the product, we also include primary avalanche safety equipment (beacon, probe, shovel) and avalanche airbag system (abs). All together we work on a high level when it comes to safety risk management in outdoor activities. The backcountry skiing terrain is separated in high zones from 2100m to 2600m and lower zones below 2100m but not lower than 1700m. Most of the time you will be riding the north face of the mountain where the north face powder can be found in huge quantities.
From wide open faces to narrow couloirs and natural pipes, the nature of the terrain gives maximum pleasure to both medium and high experience riders. On a day with good visibility, there are no restrictions. Basically, you can ride everywhere where the ski guides will find good snow. You can do long lines from top to bottom ranging from 500 to 850 vertical meters per line. In bad weather conditions usually, the agenda is to stay low for amazing forest skiing. This where the powder stays protected from the wind, and that is what we chase. Place where trees are used as a tool for orientation in the fog.
The north side of the ski resort Popova Shapka is perfect for snowcat skiing / freeriding.
40 Minutes from Skopje, it lies at 1700 meters and has a lot of powder snow.
Enjoy the high standard of the 4**** Hotel Scardus with Sauna and Spa after a long day out in the backcountry, skiing a minimum of 3000 vertical meters either in a forest or high mountain terrain.
Minimum of 2 guides with every group and we can provide all the necessary off-piste security equipment free of charge.