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LYNX FREERIDE CAT SKIING PACKAGES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Cat Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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USD 2,083
Let the Balkans adventure begin with Lynx Freeride cat skiing. Amazing powder ski packages in the high mountains of Kosovo with 6 full days of cat skiing & snowboarding inclusive of local transfers, accommodation & all meals. Join a fixed date tour or organise a private tour with your own group of friends ......
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 08 - Jan 15, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 15 - Jan 22, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 22 - Jan 29, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 29 - Feb 05, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 05 - Feb 12, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 12 - Feb 19, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 26 - Mar 05, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 05 - Mar 12, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 19 - Mar 26, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 26 - Apr 02, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,083
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 08 - Apr 09, 2022
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 07 - Apr 02, 2023
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Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing Packages

Overview

Lynx Freeride prowls the fringes of the ominously named Accursed Mountains – a range of high alpine peaks & lakes on the Kosovo/Albanian border. These alps remained isolated & largely forgotten to all but a few intrepid locals. They are also called the Albanian Alps and are the southernmost part of the Dinaric Alps. Maybe because of the region itself and its murky history, the mountains are amongst the wildest places in Europe, providing the last untouched habitats for wildlife that is extinct in other parts of the continent. Little over a decade ago it was ‘mission impossible’ to reach the upper alps in winter. Just recently, a few roads have been built in the area providing a base for cat ski exploration. Lynx Freeride describe this place as a virgin touched for the very first time.....!

Regarding the terrain itself, they don't like to brag about it but yes, they have it all and it's huge. High alpine terrain, forest runs, couloirs, big open fields and so on. Lynx Freeride guarantee you will not need to ski the same line twice! Hold them to it…….. unless of course the run is sooo good it deserves another crack at it.

The cat ski base is the small family owned "Grand Hotel Gjeravica" located at 1,750m elevation. During the winter months it is reachable only by snowcat. One arrival you are definitely in the wild! The small but great crew will make sure that you have everything you need to enjoy the time on the mountain. For more info on how the week works, see the Itinerary tab.

Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing
Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing
Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing

Lodging & Food

Accommodation for entire week is the small "Grand Hotel Gjeravica". A family run business, it is located at 1,750m elevation, surrounded by deep snow-covered forest. Rooms are all doubles or a bunk plus a single with ensuite bathrooms. There is no need for a menu 'a la carte' after you taste some of the local “organic by default“ cuisine that is served here, much of it cooked in a wood fired oven. The superb range of traditional cuisine will please everyone’s tastebuds. Local brews are available across the bar. For more detailed info, see the Lodging tab.

Snow, Terrain & Winter Wilderness

Steep lines, big drops, gnarly couloirs, amazing forest runs but also mellow & chilling terrain, wide open bowls, long cruisy valley descents... you name it, Lynx Freeride have got it!

The proximity of the cat skiing to the Adriatic Sea has the effect of throwing massive snowstorms at the mountain range and providing deep powder on and around Kosovo’s highest peak, the magnificent Gjeravica mountain (2656m). The peak forms the backdrop to an undiscovered freeride paradise - a virgin place that is a natural habitat for bears, wolves, lynx and other wildlife no longer seen in other parts of Europe.

For more information on the location of Lynx Freeride and how best to travel there, see our Getting to Lynx Freeride page.

Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing
Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing
Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing

Itinerary & Daily Schedule

Day 1 – Saturday

Arrival day. Travel from airport to pick up point in the city of Junike.
Welcome dinner at restaurant “Trofta“.
Transfer by snowcat to the small  “Grand Hotel Gjeravica“.

Days 2 to 7– Sunday to Friday

6 ski/snowboard days

Day 8 – Saturday

Breakfast
Transfer to airport & departure

*Depending on your flight itinerary this schedule is subject to a small changes on your request

Lynx Freeride Cat skiing
Lynx Freeride Cat skiing
Lynx Freeride Cat skiing

Daily Schedule

7.30  - Breakfast
8.30  – Gathering in front of hotel and packing in snowcat
9.00  – Leave hotel
9.00 -12.00 - Riding
12.00- 13.00 – Lunch break
13.00 – 16.00 – Riding
19.00 – Dinner
20.30 – Crew meeting and a short brief for next riding day

Accommodation & Food

Grand Hotel Gjeravica

Owned and managed by a local family, the Gramd Hotel Gjeravica is located amongst the upper mountain forests of the Ereniku valley at 1750m altitude. The hotel is on the south face of Gjeravica peak making it the perfect starting point to cat-ski the region. During the winter months when the heavy storms hit the area, the small Grand Hotel Gjeravica feels like the biggest and best place you have ever stayed at.

Rooms are located in the upper-storey of the hotel & come with ensuite bathrooms. They are all light, simple, clean & wood lined. Bed configurations are either double or bunk plus a single.

A self-sustainable electricity supply from combined water turbine and power generator if needed, means no major power outages in this remote hotel. The Internet will work until snow covers the antennas, in which case you can assist on a “rescue internet” mission and help dig it out.

Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing Accommodation
Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing Accommodation
Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing Accommodation

Food & Drink

There is no need for a menu 'a la carte' after you taste some of the local “organic by default“ cuisine that is served here, much of it cooked in a wood fired oven. The superb range of traditional cuisine will please everyone’s tastebuds. An open fireplace on the hotel's multi-purpose ground level will help you enjoy a bit of après ski with no worries for your beer supply - there is plenty of it …… and it's cheap. Lynx Freeride are also “Sabja“ ambassadors - the first Kosovo craft beer.

Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing Food
Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing Food
Lynx Freeride Cat Skiing Food

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

8 Day Package (6 cat ski days, 7 nights lodging, all meals) - €1750

Inclusions
  • CAT SKIING/BOARDING: 6 Days Guided Cat Skiing (maximum guide ratio 2-12)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 Nights Accommodation (twin-share) at Hotel Grand Gjeravica
  • ALL MEALS - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks
  • GROUND TRANSPORT: Return Transfers from Junik to Lynx Freeride base
  • SAFETY GEAR: Avalanche Safety Equipment (including Backpack)
  • TRANSFERS: For Groups of 6 or More, Return Transfers from Anywhere in Kosovo
Add-ons
  • AIRPORT TRANSFER: Return Transfer from Pristina or Skopje to Junik (RECOMMENDED) (price on application)
  • EXTRA DAYS - €180/day all inclusive
  • DRINKS: Available at Bar Prices
Not Included

GENERAL BUSINESS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Lynx Freeride Ltd. is the organizer of the ski packages described on this website.

Note: The term Skiing shall also include snowboarding, snow surfing and telemark skiing

REGISTRATION POLICIES AND CONDITIONS

By submitting a registration form and paying a deposit, the client has entered into an agreement with Lynx Freeride Ltd. The completed registration form along with the terms and conditions, ski trips or quote and the rates and dates constitute a legally binding agreement between Lynx Freeride Ltd. and the client.

PRICES

Prices are in Euro (EUR). All prices are subject to change without prior notice. If you have already booked the trip and paid deposit/full payment, any changes of price cannot be applied.

DEPOSITS, REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Each guest should familiarize themselves with these terms and conditions and information on our website. This will ensure that have a full understanding of what a ski trip/ski package entails.

Please contact us by e-mail (via Powderhounds booking form) to reserve a space on one of our ski packages. A non-refundable deposit and a completed registration form are required within 7 days of the reservation date to confirm your reservation.

The deposit is 30% of your total package price. The exact amount will be calculated and sent back to the guest in the reply to his initial booking request.

To secure your space, final payment is required 90 days prior to commencement of your package. If booking less than 90 days prior to start of ski package, full payment is due to confirm and secure the space.

REFUNDS

All ski packages start and finish on the specified dates and have been offered as a complete package.

There are no refunds, partial or full for any of the following reasons:
• Late arrival or early departure for any reasons
• Missing flights
• Lost or destroyed travel documents
• lost or destroyed personal gear
• Sickness or injury
• Lack of skier ability or fitness
• any reason beyond the control of the Lynx Freeride Ltd.

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation by client.

Client can cancel the trip at any time. Cancellations must be made by e-mail. Cancellations are only effective once your notification is received by office Lynx Freeride Ltd. We ask that you thoroughly understand and consider the booking and cancellation policy prior to booking, as we make financial commitments to our staff and other providers once you have booked and we have confirmed a trip. We take your booking in good faith and begin incurring costs upon confirmation.

Cancellation more than 90 days prior to the start date of package will result in loss of the non-refundable deposit. If cancellation is received 90 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package then entire trip price is owed and non-refundable.

If you are unable to attend your ski package after the final payment date then the ski package is transferable to another person. Client who cancel have the option of finding a replacement to fill their seat. We will accommodate this at no charge if the guests transfer funds among themselves.

Cancellation by Lynx Freeride Ltd.

Lynx Freeride Ltd. has the right to hold up or to stop completely participating in the program in case of not proper participant's behaviour, in particular: systematic breaking of guide’s safety instructions or improper behaviour, which decrease the group’s safety. No refunds are given in this situation.

Lynx Freeride Ltd. reserve the right to cancel any trip at any time, by essential reasons. Your full payment will immediately be refunded. But we are not responsible for any expenses incurred by the client-side.

Cancellation by Lynx Freeride Ltd. due to extreme weather or snow conditions

In case of any cancellation from our side, due to bad weather or snow conditions (lack of snow, extremely high avalanche risk, etc.), Lynx Freeride Ltd. will transfer your total deposit payment to any available date within 2 years of the affected ski dates and as mutually agreed upon by the guest(s) and Lynx Freeride Ltd. If the guest has already paid full amount of package price then, upon his request, Lynx Freeride will transfer 70% of the full amount back to the guest while 30% deposit will be transferred as mentioned above.

PASSPORTS AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

It is your responsibility that passports and other travel documents are in order before departure. Your physician must clear any health problems that may affect your participation in any program. It is imperative you disclose any medical condition that could put you, your guide or others safety at risk.

INSURANCE

In the unlikely case of emergency, participants may, depending upon program location, be liable to any rescue or evacuation costs incurred either on their behalf or as a result of their actions. To avoid these costs, each participant must have an emergency medical expenses insurance. This insurance should cover practice of sport activities, which includes skiing, snowboarding, cat skiing, ski-mountaineering, hiking etc.; and cover emergency helicopter evacuation.

TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE

For your tranquility, and to avoid any financial difficulties that an unexpected cancellation or interruption could cause, we strongly recommend to purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance.

WEATHER AND MOUNTAIN CONDITIONS

Mountain weather is unpredictable in all seasons and is a constant factor that shapes the decisions we make before and during our programs. It would not be practical for us to refund every situation where our guests do not get the weather conditions they hope for and we make every effort to develop alternative plans. If you have a single objective in mind (such as a peak or route) we cannot guarantee that the conditions or weather will allow an attempt of that objective. We will work diligently to give you the best experience with the conditions we face at the time.

LIABILITY

Participation in wilderness activities involves many risks, dangers and hazards. Avalanches occur frequently in the terrain used for wilderness activities and may be caused by natural forces or by persons travelling through the terrain. Client should be aware that the Lynx Freeride Ltd. and their guides and employees may fail to predict whether the terrain is safe or whether an avalanche may occur. The terrain used for wilderness activities is uncontrolled, unmarked, not inspected, and involves many risks, dangers and hazards in addition to that of avalanche. These may include, but are not limited to: cornices; crevasses; cliffs; trees, tree wells; tree stumps; forest dead fall; creeks; rocks; rockfall; boulders; holes and depressions on or below the snow surface; variable and difficult snow conditions; effects of high altitude including pulmonary edema and cerebral edema; equipment failure; encounters with dangerous or poisonous flora and fauna; impact or collision with other persons; becoming lost or separated from one’s party or guide; negligence of other persons; negligence on the part of the operators or their guides and employees, including the failure of the operators or their guides, pilots and employees to safeguard or protect the client from the risks, dangers and hazards of wilderness skiing. Communication in the alpine terrain may be difficult, and in the event of an accident or illness, rescue, medical treatment and evacuation may not be available or may be delayed. Alpine weather conditions may be extreme and can change rapidly and without warning.

The client should be aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with wilderness skiing, and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting therefrom.

PROBLEMS & COMPLAINTS

If you are unhappy with a service or facility provided in our programs, you should address your complaint immediately to the Lynx Freeride Ltd. local representative and, if relevant, to the management of the hotel or other supplier whose services are involved, so that Lynx Freeride Ltd. Will have an opportunity to correct the matter during the program.

 

If the problem cannot be solved locally however, you must write to us within 30 days of your return to the country of residence, giving your booking information and full details of your complaint.

FORCE MAJEURE

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions, Lynx Freeride Ltd. regrets it cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of its contractual obligations are prevented or affected by "Force Majeure". In these conditions, "Force Majeure" means any event which Lynx Freeride Ltd. or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war, or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, avalanches, fire, and all similar events beyond control of Lynx Freeride Ltd.

COVID – 19 RELATED POLICY

If you need to cancel or if we have to cancel your trip due to a Pandemic Travel or Operation Restriction, Lynx Freeride Ltd. will transfer your deposit payment to any available date within 2 years of the affected ski dates and as mutually agreed upon by the guest(s) and Lynx Freeride Ltd.. If the guest has already paid full amount of package price then, upon his request, Lynx Freeride will transfer 70% of the full amount back to the guest while 30% deposit will be transferred as mentioned above. Outside of Pandemic-related travel restrictions, our standard policy applies.