First Class Cat Ski Freeride
Based on Shar Mountain in North Macedonia, which is the well kept secret among the powder hungry adventurers, we provide first class of cat ski freeride service. What you need to do is pack your equipment and get ready for unforgettable free riding, amazing scenery, delicious food and the warm hospitality by our locals.
Based on Shar Mountain in North Macedonia, but we also collaborate with other snowcat operators which are in the region like SF Freeride from Pelister and Dane Freeride in Kosovo. Freeride Skiing in the Balkans is becoming more attractive, since the region has amazing mountains that are perfect for powder skiing and waiting to be explored. So pack your equipment and get ready for amazing free riding, amazing scenerym delicious food and the warm hospitality by our locals.
SNOWCAT SKIING FREERIDE IN MACEDONIA
The north side of ski resort Popova Shapka is perfect for snowcat skiing / free riding. 40 minutes from Skopje, it lies at 1700 m/asl and has a lot of powder snow. Enjoying the high standard od 4**** Hotel Scardus with Sauna & 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 guides with every group and we can provide all the necessary of piste security equipment free of charge.
YOU CAN EXPECT:
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 SAFE ADVENTURE FULL OF ADRENALINE
MAKE YOUR STAY MEMOMRABLE BY EXPERIENCING LOCAL TRADITIONAL CUISINE AND A FIRST CLASS 4****HOTEL WITH SPA
| 4 nights full board |
| 5 nights full board |
| 6 nights full board |
| 7 nights full board |
This is a full-service package, except:
ADD - ONS AND EXTRAS
We can make tailor made packages according to your need.
Please request a quote for a tailored experience.
This is a full service package, except:
Flights not included
( can be rented at additional costs,
depending on what you need – please enquire)
Airport transfer only included for a group of minimum 6 persons,
otherwise please enquire for current tariffs.
( we provide it at own-costs basis)
Full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch package, & diner) excluding drinks
2 guides (you may bring your own certified guide for a whole group, upon we will porvide at least a headquide)
Security equipment like ABS avlanche bag & transponder
Airport transfer Skopje – Hotel/ Base – Skopje for minimum 6 persons, otherwise we will provide at own costs basis and it will be quoted in our proposal
3000 + vertical meters per day ( depending on weather conditions & your own strength up to 6000m, but may also be less) anything that makes your stay as enjoyable as possible and is not otherwise explicity excluded
07:30 – Breakfast and daily briefing afterwards
8:30 – Meeting at the snowcat departure
9:00 – First run
Between 11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch in the forest depending on group preferences
16:00 – End of skiing, is variable depending on daylight and strength of group
16:30 – Short debriefing and outlook of the next day
19:00 – Dinner
Skiing area terrain profile
Snowcat skiing in Macedonia has been quite active in the last few years, mainly because of the natural shape of the mountains which allows easy access to the peaks by snowcat machine. While the well know ski resorts across Europe are overcrowded with free riders from all over the World, free riding in Macedonia is totally different experience because of the ruralness of the region which is waiting to be explored.
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 and basically you can ride everywhere where the ski guides will find good snow and you can do long lines from 500 to 850 vertical meters per line. In bad weather conditions the daily agenda is to stay low for amazing forest skiing where the powder stays protected from the wind, and the trees are used as orientation in the fog.
Guides & safety
Our guides have experience of minimum 6 – 10 years guiding in the area and are experienced free riders. We always provide 2 guides for each Snowcat (on ehead and one tail guide) to provide maximum safety for your backcountry experience. Additional, we provide you with all neccesary security equipment such as avalanche beacon and ABS avalanche backpack free of charge.
We have on disposal freeride ski and ski touring equipment for rental from the brand ELAN SKIS. Please enquiry beforehand.
Our guides have the right to change the program or cancel due to unexpected conditions in order to provide maximum safety for the group. All participants should be reasonably fit and must have proper equipment for avalanche rescue: ABS Avalanche backpack or similar, probe, shovel, and transceiver. It will be provided by Sharoutdoors at no additional cost.
You are staying at the 4**** Hotel Scardus in Popova Shapka. The hotel has night bar, restaurant, ski room, laundry, conferencehall, SPA center with which there are 2 sauna, Jacuzzi, two swimming pools (adults and children), Turkish bath and fitness, whille massage goes according to guest’s request. It offers Wi-fi thorught all areas of the hotel public place. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes with international cuisine with high quality in a relaxing and beautiful ambient.
Skopje can be easily reached from anywhere in the World and it offers a modern airport. For example. the budget airline Wizzair offers cheap flights to Skopje several times a week from all major destinations in Europe such as: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Berlin, Memmingen, Dortmund, London, Paris, Bratislava and many more.
Terms & conditions
BOOKINGPOLICY 30% deposit is required to secure your spot, with the remainder due to 40 days prior tothe arrival date. If your request for arrival is lesser than 40 days we request full payment in advance. Use the form bellow to request a quote, or request additional information regarding our availability. As soon as you are ready to finalise your booking we require a 30% deposit and we will handle payment, which can be transferred via bank transfer. Due to current situation with COVID-19 we have updated our cancellation / refund policy related to it.
Canccellation / Refund Policy
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have brought up revised cancellation/refund policy suitable to cover possible obstacles for realizing an already booked tour. We have therefore updated our booking T&C for the upcoming season to provide our clients with maximum peace of mind. We have included two options specific to COVID related cancellations. If you have any further questions related to T&C send us an email in the form bellow.
Per Client Request
More than 40 days prior to your arrival date: We will gladly hold and apply your deposit to a future booking. So if you do not wish to transfer the deposit, we will offer a refund if we are able to fidn another group or individual to fill the booking. Otherwise your deposit remains non-refundable. Less than 40 days prior your arrival date: Full payments made are trasnferable 50% refundable. The transfers of the deposit is valid for the current or the following season.
We cannot offer refunds for missed reservations, early departures, turbulent weather/extreme avalanche danger, snow conditions, or force majeure events beyond COVID – 19 pandemic, and are not responsible for additional expenses incurred in prepparing the trip (e.g. airline tickets visa aplications fees, equipment purchases etc.)
We reserve the right to cancel a tour at any time due to unsettling political, social or envioremental events, at which time we will offer a refund of all payments made less the deposit.