Experience the ultimate thrill of our backcountry ski-touring adventure around Macedonia’s most challenging peaks in the magnificent areas of Shar Planina, Mavrovo, Pelister, Jakupica and Karadzica.. 

 

Overview

Our goal is to make your winter holiday in Macedonia an unforgettable one. This is the first time special ski touring holiday in Macedonia is being comercialy introduced, providing You with a unique chance to connect with Macedonia's still pristine nature, go where few people have been. You will enjoy this challenging journey to the highest peaks of Shar Planina, Mavrovo, Pelister, Jakupica and Karadzica mountain massifs, and in between explore local culture, folklore, people and customs of all the areas visited. 

Ski touring options

Ski touring options 

Tour option 1 (Shar Planina / Mavrovo)

Day 1 Arrival day / Skopje city tour

Arrival at Skopje airport. Transfer to hotel. Checkin. If time allows, short sightseeing of Skopje’s most famous amenities can be arranged (Old Bazar, Skopje Fortress, Stone Bridge, City Square, Old railway station). Welcome dinner with selection of premium Macedonian wines is served in restaurant with traditional setting. Return to hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 Mt. Ljuboten (2498m asl)

Transfer to Shar Planina mountain massif. Start at village of Rogachevo (850m asl). Tour duration: 6-8 hours. Overnight in Popova Shapka.

Day 3 Mt. Titov Vrv (2748m asl) 

Tour starts from Popova Shapka (1750m asl). Tour duration: 7-9 hours. Overnight in Popova Shapka.

Day 4 Mt. Popova Shapka

Relaxing day around Popova Shapka.  Overnight in Popova Shapka.

Day 5 Mt. Kobilica (2528m asl)

Tour starts from village of Vejce (1250m asl). Tour duration: 5-6 hours. Transfer to Mavrovo national park. Accommodation at hotel. Overnight in Mavrovo.

Day 6 Mt. Medenica (2183m asl)

Tour starts from Mavrovo (1200m asl). Tour duration: 6-9 hours. Overnight in Mavrovo

Day 7 Mt. Golem Korab (2756m asl)

Tour starts from the military border outpost (1450m asl). Tour duration: 6-9 hours. After skiing in finished, guests are transferred to Skopje hotel. Farewell dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Tour finish

After breakfast, guests are transferred to the Skopje airport. End of program.


Tour option 2 (Shar Planina / Skopje / Pelister national park / Jakupica / Karadzica) 

Day 1 Arrival / Shar Planina

Arrival at Skopje airport. Transfer to Shar Planina region. Welcome dinner with selection of premium Macedonian wines is served in hotel. Overnight in Popova Shapka.

Day 2 Mt. Titov Vrv (2748m asl)

Tour starts from Popova Shapka (1750m asl). Tour duration: 7-9 hours. Overnight in Popova Shapka.

Day 3 Mt. Ljuboten (2498m asl)

Transfer to Shar Planina mountain massif. Start at village of Rogachevo (850m asl). Tour duration: 6-8 hours. After skiing, guests are transferred to Skopje. Overnight in Skopje.

Day 4 Bitola / Pelister national park - Golemo Ezero (2218m asl)

Transfer Skopje-Bitola. Short sightseeing of Bitola (Shirok Sokak street, Heraclea Lyncestis archeaological site. In the afternoon hours guests are transferred to the Pelister national park. Tour starts from Nizepole (910m asl). Tour duration: 2,5-4 hours. Arrival to Golemo Ezero mountain hut (2218m asl). Dinner and overnight at the mountain hut.

Day 5 Mt. Pelister (2601m asl)

Departure from from Golemo Ezero (2218m asl) to Mt. Pelister (2601m asl). Tour duration: 4-6 hours. Late afternoon transfer to the village of Papradishte (1100m asl). Short hike to mountain hut Cheples (1435m asl), located in the Jakupica mountain massif. Dinner and overnight at the Cheples mountain hut.

Day 6 Mt. Solunska Glava (2540m asl)

Hiking from the mountain hut to Mt. Solunska Glava (2540m asl). Tour duration: 6-8 hours. Arrival at Karadzica mountain hut (1450m asl). Overnight at the mountain hut.

Day 7 Mt. Karadzica (1450m asl)

Tour starts from Preslap (1100m asl). Tour duration: 6-8h. Late afternoon transfer to Skopje hotel. Farewell dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Tour finish

After breakfast, guests are transferred to the Skopje airport. If time allows, short sightseeing of Skopje can be arranged. End of program.

What's Included

Included:

- Transportation
- Guidance by experienced backcountry ski touring guide
- Accommodation at 3*/4*/5* hotels in Skopje, Popova Shapka and Mavrovo national park (HB/FB basis); mountain huts in Pelister, Jakupica and Karadzica (shared facilities)
- Delicious local cuisine from different areas throughout the journey
- Sightseeing and welcome dinner in Skopje (first/last day)

Not included:

- Transfers to Macedonia
- Backcountry touring gear: skis with leather, ski crampons, poles, boots, bindings ; boot crampons, ice axe (ice/alpine), helmet, goggles
- Avalanche safety gear (transceiver/beacon, shovel, probe) 
- Single supplement (at hotels)
- Insurance
- Individual expenses
- Tips

Important information regarding ski touring in Macedonia:

- Itinerary and day trip durations can be changed without notice due to weather conditions and physical fitness of participants
- Group size varies from 2 to 8 participants
- These trips are physically very demanding, therefore all participants have to be in good fitness, already experienced in off-piste skiing and walking in crampons
- All the peaks in our trips are climbed with skis 

Dates & Prices

Scheduled Dates:

We can arrange the tour whenever You desire. Best time to come to Macedonia for ski touring is February-May

Number of Participants:

2-8

Tour grade:

Intermediate-difficult

Prices: 

Confidential prices for TOs available upon request. Price depends on the number of participants.