Enjoy freeride in the beautiful Balkan backcountryMacedonia is well-kept secret among powder-hungry adventurersPopova Shapka ski resort is located in 1650m altitude and is the base of our operation from where we go to up to 2500m for our rides. The north side is perfect for snowcatskiing / 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 forrest or high mountain terrain.Minimum of 2 professional guides with every group and we can provide all the necessary off piste security equipment free of charge.
Explore the Macedonian freeride backcountry • +3000 vertical meter descents in deep snow terrain • State-of-the-art safety equipment and experienced ski guides • Full board & food during the whole ski day • 4 * hotel with sauna & spa for a cozy end to the day About Popova Shapka Ski Area:Macedonia is well-kept secret among powder-hungry adventurersPopova Shapka is located in 1650m altitude and is the base of our operation from where we go to up to 2500m for our rides.The terrain offers a combination of wide oval faces to steep narrow couloirs and fine playful forest that will satisfy every need when it comes to freeriding.Daily routine:07:30 - Breakfast & daily briefing08:30 - Meeting Point & departure09:00 - Start first runBetween 11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch in the woods, variable after arrangement with the group16:00 - End (varies & can be extended if necessary)16:30 - Short debriefing (if necessary) & Outlook for next day19:00 - DinnerIncluded: • Minimum of 3000m vertical elevation on the backcountry slopes of Popova Shapka area. • Accommodation in 4* Hotel Scardus with included breakfast, lunch, dinner and use of the spa. (If we are riding far from the Hotel then the lunch is packed in the cat together with snacks and refreshments, and we do the lunch in the backcountry area ). • Free use of avalanche equipment ( backpack, shovel, probe and beeper ) • Two guides that will make your stay and riding both safe and interesting • Transfer from Skopje Airport to Ski Resort and back for a group of minimum 4 people Not included: • Personal insurance in the mountain. • Additional costs for beverages • Flights and other transport alternatives to reach Macedonia. Optional: • Single person transport from and to the airport in Skopje - 70€ (35€ - per direction) • Freeride Ski & Boots rental - starting from 20€ / day • Variation by exchanging 1 day catskiing on 1 day ski touring in the area - less 70 €