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SF Freeride Cat Skiing Packages

SF Freeride Cat Skiing Packages4.5/54
SF Freeride Cat Skiing Packages4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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SF Freeride Cat Skiing Packages - Reviews

SF Freeride Cat Skiing Packages - Reviews

Unbelievable hospitality & so much fun on the mountain

Walt
10/03/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Germany
  • Admin Rating
    3

Unbelievable hospitality & so much fun on the mountain

Walt
10/03/2020
The overall experience with SF Freeride was awesome. My son and me had such a great time with Ljubica, Jove, Koce and their team.
Even if this winter was way too warm in europe, we had fresh snow to enjoy the perfect terrain. We loved the fantastic tree runs, the natural kickers and halfpipes and shared an enthusiastic spirit with our hosts.
There are areas for big lines with a good visibility, areas with a lot of space between the trees and areas with close trees for heavy snowfall or even fog. So the terrain offers perfect sectors for all kind of weather.
The view from the top of Mount Pelister is breathtaking.
So everything is prepared for perfect skiing, but that is not the complete picture with SF Freeride.
The hospitality is overwhelming, the food and the rakija is fantastic and you really get a lot of it - in the hotel and even in the mountain hut for lunch. Koce is the real "majstore". My son broke a part of his binding with his front flips and other jumps. Koce just rebuilt the broken part with all his mechanical skills perfectly.
So again, the overall experience was awesome.

Life Affirming

Sue Fitzsimons
26/02/2020
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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    51-65
  • Rider Ability
    Advanced
  • Country
    UK
  • Admin Rating
    4

Life Affirming

Sue Fitzsimons
26/02/2020
Four of us set out off to Cat Ski in the Balkans, although we were a little uncertain as to what this would actually involve. The first night, a huge storm blew in and we woke to snow everywhere & still coming down, no visibility and huge gusts of wind. After a few days cat skiing out of Popova Shapka, we moved on to the Pelister Mountain, and had 2 wonderful cat ski days with SF Freerdie, led by Jove & backed up by Alexander. Our hosts at the Sumski Feneri Hotel were wonderfully welcoming and we learnt a lot about Macedonian history & culture. Plus the food was spectacular - including the home cooked lunch in a mountain hut. The hosts are all incredibly enthusiastic and clearly love what they do, which is life affirming.

SF = Seriously Fabulous

13/11/2019

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  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Australia
  • Admin Rating
    4

SF = Seriously Fabulous

13/11/2019
Spent a few days & nights with Ljubica, Jove and the crew at SF Freeride (Pelister) in January 2019. Seriously fabulous experience. Superb accommodation (owned and operated by the SF cat ski crew), exceptional food & hospitality, quality snowcat, terrain options & guides. It would be close to impossible to not have a good time here. Nearby Bitola is an interesting cultural experience too (as if the whole thing isn't enough of an experience in and of itself). 
Its true that SF stands for super fun, seriously fabulous, or any other superlative combination that will come to your mind after a visit. 

Super Awesome Fun!

15/05/2019

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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Country
    Global
  • Admin Rating
    5

Super Awesome Fun!

15/05/2019

We loved our time with SF Freeride. It may not have been the best snow or the biggest terrain we’ve ever skied but the whole package at SF Freeride is just fabulous.

The comfortable Hotel Sumski Feneri is a great start. Easily the best hotel we stayed in whilst in Macedonia (the country changed names to North Macedonia during our stay!). The service & food plus the friendly management & staff made you feel right at home. Ljubica runs a tight ship and has a great sense of humour to boot.

In the morning a quick van trip & then a long trundle up the hill in the cat had us champing at the bit to get started. Sunlight east facing, lightly treed terrain was perfect for first turns , even if a bit wind affected up top. A creamy layer of powder was just what the doctor ordered.

The journey to the summit of Mt Pelister at 2610m elevation reveals endless views across the lakes into Greece & Albania. Sadly, during our visit, the summit was covered in a nasty, icy crud; the result of serious winds the few days before. However, we found good powder lower down & in amongst the trees that made up for it. If the summit chutes are skiable, Pelister would totally rock.

The guiding is awesome due to their endless enthusiasm & exquisite local knowledge (even though maybe a tad loose on the group safety side, but hey, it is freeride!). Following Koce or Jove down the hill through the trees is an absolutely ripping ride.

Lunch in the mountain hut is a sight to behold. Just when we thought it was over, we were informed the main course hadn’t even been served yet. Holy shamolians! Surprised I could ski out the rest of the day.

Dinner back at the hotel can be as raucous or reserved as you like. We chose raucous. And it was. Hilariously so.

A few of us had an intriguing visit to the nearby city of Bitola just to mix things up a bit. If for some strange reason the cat can’t run, there is a little ski area called Pelister Kopanki nearby to keep the legs in tune.

We will return to ski the summit in powder & drink some more rakija with Jove! Who’s coming?