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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
For the passionate freeride skier with a wish to “earn” some turns, we offer the perfect combination of Snowcat skiing and ski touring freeride in the Macedonian part of Shar Mountain.
The snowcat assisted ski touring allows us to get further in the vast backcountry terrain of Shar Mountain and set our eyes on a lot abundance of rarely skied peaks. We believe that this innovative approach to ski touring is perfect for our mountain, given the big terrain and lack of mountain huts for accommodation.
In this case, we will make our approach by a snowcat, from where it will drop us off in order to access deeper into the backcountry to add another 600-1200 vertical meters of ski tour per day to allow a maximum of skiing and remoteness.
The lack of mountain huts on the mountains in the Balkans is making access to the best-hidden powder stash quite difficult, so this small “cheat” is quite welcoming. We tried it and loved the results.
You can decide to opt for a more ski touring & freeride focused program, where we take you out for some very rewarding ski touring and finish it off with a couple of days of snowcat skiing. The 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 snowcat at the first possible place. For the more ski touring oriented crowd, we can ride the best terrain and then return to our accommodation touring. The possibilities are open for us to decide. Alternatively, you may opt for more days of Snowcat skiing and 1-X days of ski touring. This can be tailored by your specifics.
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. Macedonian and Albanian traditional food with amazing local vine or some of the Balkan variety of beers.
Our guides have the right to change the program, cancel or choose a different tour due unexpected conditions in order to provide maximum safety for the group.
All participants must be reasonably fit and must have proper ski touring equipment for avalanche rescue: probe, shovel and transceiver. It can be rented by SharOutdoors at additional costs.
Please contact us if you are unsure about any requirements.