Shar Outdoors Cat Skiing & Ski Touring

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Shar Outdoors

Shar Outdoors4.5/51
Shar Outdoors4.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Shar Outdoors Cat Skiing & Ski Touring

Overall Rating

Shar Outdoors4.5/51
Shar Outdoors4.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

Shar Outdoors Ski Tours & Packages

Shar Outdoors is a new backcountry ski operation based in North Macedonia. Created by a crew of experienced local skiers & guides, Shar Outdoors has created some fantastic opportunities to ski the best of the Balkans (including North Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania & even northern Greece), whilst saving you all the hassle of organisation.

Tour options include cat skiing, ski touring & lift served sidecountry. Accommodation varies from newly refurbished mountain huts to 4-star hotels. The fully hosted & guided tours are an awesome combination of skiing & riding amazing terrain plus a local food & culture experience that doesn't exist anywhere else in the mountains of Europe. Choose your own dates & times or ask about jumping in with another group & get to know some new friends! Tours can be as long or short as you like, but the best itineraries will take a week.

See the tour listings below for more detailed information on what is available from Shar Outdoors or click here for their fabulous Balkans Cat Ski Safari.

Reviews

The Powderhounds reviewed Shar Outdoors in 2019 & had a fantastic time on their initial Balkans Cat Ski Safari as well as a day out ski touring.

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Where is Shar Outdoors, North Macedonia?

Shar Outdoors operates throughout the Balkans in North Macedonia, Kosvo, Greece & Albania. They are based out of Popova Sapka ski resort & have a cat ski operation base in the mountains above Bogovinja in North Macedonia. 

North Macedonia was previously known as FYROM – the former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia or just plain Macedonia by its friends! The country’s capital is Skopje. Shar Outdoors is located a quick 1 - 1.5hr drive west of Skopje.

Skopje is accessed by plane through the impressively named Alexander the Great Airport (SKP). Overland routes to Skopje are not recommended. All Shar Outdoors tour packages include pick up & return transfer to the airport.

Flights into Skopje Alexander the Great Airport

The Skopje Alexander the Great International Airport (SKP) is a modern facility 23km by road east of the North Macedonia capital, Skopje. During winter, flights from worldwide origins include most major airports in western Europe, England & Scandinavia plus Istanbul, Dubai & Doha in the Middle East

Daily flights to Skopje from any one origin city are limited. Daily flights exist from Vienna, Austria and offer the most convenience if travelling to North Macedonia whilst already in Europe. Another useful major European airport is Zurich, with two airlines providing regular services to Skopje. Zurich was successfully utilised by the Powderhounds for our visit to North Macedonia. The middle eastern airports at Doha & Dubai can be useful if travelling from other international origins (i.e Asia, Oceania). See flight map here for Skopje origins & destinations.

Powderhounds recommends using either Austrian, Edelweiss or Germania airlines. These airlines provide better seating, luggage allowance, service & reliability – albeit for a slightly higher price!

To search for a great deal on a flight to Skopje, use one of our recommended flight search engines.

Airport Transfers

For airport transfers, Shar Outdoors will arrange a private transfer direct to the start of the tour, with the cost included in the package price.

The Powderhounds reviewed Shar Ourdoors in 2019 & had a fantastic time. We will post individual reviews in the relevant tour listings & will post a full review here soon....

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Adventure, culture, skiing - an amazing Balkans experience

Wendy12/07/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Rider Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    Australia

Adventure, culture, skiing - an amazing Balkans experience

Wendy12/07/2019
If you knew me you understand that I like to go down the path less traveled.
The Balkans Cat Ski Safari provided the perfect balance that gave me a taste for the Balkans & has left me wanting MORE.
I didn't know what to expect of the Balkans (& certainly knew very little about the cat skiing), all I'd heard was horror stories reported on the news and this has had an impact on the people of these beautiful countries with unique history, culture, warmth and beauty.
The complexity has blown me away and I am grateful that I got to experience the snow covered mountains with a small group of like minded people led by a charismatic and passionate guide.
I realise I haven't written anything about the snow yet as there was so much more to the experience such as genuine people who shared their warmth, intelligence, family, food, culture and sometimes confusing facts about the origin of certain foods.
These same people assisted me to develop a taste for Rakija and the ceremony around it!
The skiing was exciting and different depending on location, geography and weather. I was lucky enough to experience gorgeous powder on my first day.
The Pelister National Park experience was amazing, the guides found the best snow in wind affected areas and their enthusiasm was contagious.
Crossing the border to Kosovo was an experience in itself and the border guards seemed quite interested in the diversity of origins in our group.
In Kosovo the guides found the best snow in variable conditions amongst some fantastic terrain. The most memorable run was an adventure all the way into a valley town.
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Price p/p From price based on 7-day package in a group of 4 people which includes 6 days cat skiing at 2 or 3 different locations, 6 nights lodging, all meals & ground transportation
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USD 1,679

BALKANS CAT SKI SAFARI
7 Days | 6 Nights | 6 Days Cat Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 7-day package in a group of 4 people which includes 6 days cat skiing at 2 or 3 different locations, 6 nights lodging, all meals & ground transportation
Base/invoice currency is in EUR inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,679
Discover the Balkans with this fully hosted & guided cat skiing safari taking in 3 different snowcat operations in North Macedonia & Kosovo. Choose your own dates & fully customise your cat-ski safari. A typical 7 day road-trip includes 6 days guided catskiing, all ground transport, accom, meals plus a full time host. More
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