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USD 597

GUIDED CAT SKIING
Customised Multi-day Cat Skiing

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on 3-day package in a group of 4 people which includes 2 days guided cat skiing, 2 nights lodging, all meals & ground transportation.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 597
Come cat skiing in the Shar Mountains of Nth Macedonia based in the ski resort of Popova Sapka & a remote mountain hut above Bogovinje. A typical 3-day package includes 2 days guided catskiing, all ground transport, accom, meals plus a full time host. Choose your best dates and duration for you & your friends .....
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Shar Mountains Cat Skiing

Overview

Shar Mountains Cat Skiing Tours ares among Europe’s newer cat ski adventures. Starting in the ski resort of Popova Shapka you will be transported across to the alpine hut high in the mountains above Bogovinje. The safari is fully hosted from start to finish by a wonderful local team that will ensure a great time for all. The region is known for its magnificent food & hospitality which is the perfect accompaniment to the powder-laden mountain freeride experience.

After flying into the North Macedonian capital of Skopje (see how to get to there on our Travel to Skopje), you will transported to the Hotel Scardus in Popova Sapka where the adventure begins. A typical 2-day tour will spend either one or two night in the mountain hut at Bogovinje, depending on snow conditions and the wishes of the group.

All guiding, accommodation, meals, ground transport & airport transfers are included in the tour & the number of days is fully customisable depending on availability of seats in the snowcat.

Bogovinje Cat Skiing
Bogovinje Catskiing
Bogovinje Cat Ski Tour

Snow & Terrain

The Bogovinje cat ski operation is located in one the snowiest parts of the Balkans. Terrain is generally between 1,800m & 2,600m, guaranteeing snow cover. As with mountains everywhere, the wind can play a massive part in the prevailing snow conditions, but all the ski locations have options to make the most of the conditions. About 3,000m vertical is skied on any one day but can be more or less depending on the group and the weather.

The terrain is has multiple aspects (but predominantly east-facing) at Bogovinje. Whilst the skiable vertical will depend on the snow conditions, each run is generally 4-600m vertical. At above 1800m, the terrain is predominantly high alpine peaks, ridges, chutes, meadows & bowls. Light & then heavy trees, allowing for fun skiing & riding even in poor visibility are available at some lower altitudes near Popova.

Accommodation & Food

Accommodation is either fully in the comfortable mountain hut at Bogovinje or perhaps in the Hotel Scardus (depending on weather and other variables!). The food on the tour is amazing, indeed one of the real treats of visiting the region! For more details, see the Lodging tab.

Snowcats & Guiding

The cat ski operation has a minimum of 2 modern & comfortable snowcats capable of seating 14 people. One snowcat is held in reserve to cover any unforeseen issues (cat-skiing is tough on these machines!). Most (but not all) snowcats have safe side entry doors & side mounted ski storage.

Guides are experienced local skiers with up to date avalanche safety & first aid training. Avalanche safety equipment avaialble for rent to all participants is brand new from season 19/20.

Lodging & Dining

Accommodation

All packages include accommodation in either the Hotel Scardus at Popova Sapka ski resort and/or the remote moubntain hut at Bogovinje. In Bogovinje, the newly refurbished mountain huts are in two separate buildings. The accommodation is a new hut with quad-share bunkrooms & a kitchen/dining/common area located in a separate building. The tour may include at least one night in Popova Shapka at the Hotel Scardus. A night in contemporary Skopje may also be an option for the end of the trip.

Cat skiing Bogovinje Macedonia
Bogovinje Cat Ski Package
Bogovinje Cat Skiing

Food & Drink

Experience a sensational array local Macedonian cuisine. Delicious food, part of a rich local tradition, that is fresh, tasty, hearty and different when compared to places most guests spend their ski holidays. Breakfast is buffet style & full of diversity to satisfy all tastes. Lunch is a picnic on a high alpine summit or ridge or a feast spread across the table back in the hut. Dinner is a moving feast of the best local cuisine - meat based & vegetarian meals are available. After, during or before dinner, try a few good local rakija shots - it will definitely get the heart started - at least for a little while. One thing that will NOT happen on the Bogovinje Cat Ski trip is going hungry!

Cat skiing Bogovinje Macedonia
Bogovinje Cat Ski Package
Bogovinje Cat Skiing

Rates & Inclusions

Rates

3 Day Package (2 cat ski days at Popova Sapka/Bogovinje, all meals, accom & ground transport) - €510

All inclusive extra days and/or snowcat-assisted ski touring available

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR €
  • Price based on combination twin-share (hotel) & quad-share (mountain hut)
  • Price based on minimum group of 4 people
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Inclusions
  • GUIDED CAT SKIING: 2 days fully guided cat skiing (3-day package)
  • LODGING: 2 nights accommodation (twin-share at hotel &/or quad share at mountain hut)
  • ALL MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks
  • TRANSFERS & GROUND TRANSPORT: Airport pick-up/drop off (Skopje) & all ground transport during tour
  • HOSTED: Local host for the duration of the trip
Add-ons
  • EXTRA CAT SKI DAYS: All inclusive - price on request
  • SAFETY EQT: Avalanche safety equipment rental incl. backpack - price on request
  • SKI / SNOWBOARD RENTAL: Subject to availability - price on request
  • PRE/POST TOUR: Skopje accommodation before &/or after the tour - price on request
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