We can offer something really cool next winter in cooperation with Cloud9 Travel: cat skiing in Macedonia. It will be ON from February the 6th until February the 11th 2019! With peaks of up to 2747 meters, you can ride great terrain in the Shar Mountains in Macedonia. Here you will find the largest high alpine meadows in Europe. Add a snowcat and a lot of adventure in a pristine country and the result will be a big trip!
Catskiing in Northern Macedonia is actually one big adventure. It is a mix between the Mediterranean and the Middle East with a distinctive home kitchen. The capital Skopje has a vibrant nightlife that will certainly be explored on the last night of the trip. In terms of program we have a six-day trip in store for you, of which you spent four in the cat and on the mountain. You can always stay longer in Macedonia or book some extra days cat skiing.
No lifts, no groomers. The converted snow cat (or Pistenbully) is your means of transport. You sit dry and warm in the back while the cat takes you to the next run. You ride down in great terrain and the cat is waiting for you at the end of the run. Eskimo Freeride in Macedonia exists since 2007 and is the first cat ski operator in Europe. The cat brings you up between 7 and 15 times (depending on conditions etc) a day and you have unlimited verticals at your disposal!
You will stay at Hotel Arena Teteks, the center of Eskimo Freeride and all activities. A basic place in Balkan style, but with amazingly tasty local cuisine. The cat is parked next to the door, so you can start a new adventure the next day. The hotel is located in the village of Popova Šapka (at an elevation of 1687 meters), close to the awesome terrain. It is only about 70 kilometers from the capital Skopje. There is a restaurant, a well-stocked bar with drinks that aren't expensive and a lounge to relax in the evening. Uou can also enjoy a well-deserved sauna and hot tub after an intensive day on the mountain.
The terrain of the Shar Mountains mainly contains vast plains, but there are also tree runs and steep couloirs with cliffs. With an average snowfall of five meters per year, the snow conditions are often comparable to favorable areas in the Alps, but of course without the crowds.
The costs for the 6-day trip including 4 days of catskiing are € 1240 per person based on a double room. You are with one group per snowcat and the group consists of up to 15 skiers / snowboarders. It is also possible to book a longer trip. We have reserved one snowcat exclusively for the wePowder catskitrip. You only share this snowcat with the wePowder group during the four days we're cat skiing and boarding.
Do you want to join this adventurous trip? Please contact Paul de Groot (firstname.lastname@example.org) or tel: +31 6 278 368 57) or Philippe Mullens (email@example.com or tel: +31 6 141 886 95) from Cloud9 Travel. They can tell you everything about Eskimo Freeride and about this week! Of course you can also leave your questions in the comments below. Also, do not hesitate to contact us (for example via a PM) if you want more information!
Please note: Macedonia has a different culture than we are used to in Western Europe. It's unpolished and sometimes loosely in organization and communication. This trip is meant for everyone who is adventurous and is interested in getting to know the Balkans better during an unforgettable cat ski trip.