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Catskiing Popova Shapka provided by Sharoutdoors

Catskiing Popova Shapka
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About
Enjoy freeride in the beautiful Balkan backcountry Macedonia is well-kept secret among powder-hungry adventurers Popova Shapka ski resort is located in 1650m altitude and is the base of our operation from where we go to up to 2500m for our rides. The north side is perfect for snowcatskiing / freeriding. 40 Minutes from Skopje, it lies at 1700 meters and has a lot of powder snow. Enjoy the high standard of the 4**** Hotel Scardus with Sauna and Spa after a long day out in the backcountry, skiing a minimum of 3000 vertical meters either in forrest or high mountain terrain. Minimum of 2 professional guides with every group and we can provide all the necessary off piste security equipment free of charge.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Explore the Macedonian freeride backcountry • +3000 vertical meter descents in deep snow terrain • State-of-the-art safety equipment and experienced ski guides • Full board & food during the whole ski day • 4 * hotel with sauna & spa for a cozy end to the day About Popova Shapka Ski Area: Macedonia is well-kept secret among powder-hungry adventurers Popova Shapka is located in 1650m altitude and is the base of our operation from where we go to up to 2500m for our rides. The terrain offers a combination of wide oval faces to steep narrow couloirs and fine playful forest that will satisfy every need when it comes to freeriding. Daily routine: 07:30 - Breakfast & daily briefing 08:30 - Meeting Point & departure 09:00 - Start first run Between 11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch in the woods, variable after arrangement with the group 16:00 - End (varies & can be extended if necessary) 16:30 - Short debriefing (if necessary) & Outlook for next day 19:00 - Dinner Included: • Minimum of 3000m vertical elevation on the backcountry slopes of Popova Shapka area. • Accommodation in 4* Hotel Scardus with included breakfast, lunch, dinner and use of the spa. (If we are riding far from the Hotel then the lunch is packed in the cat together with snacks and refreshments, and we do the lunch in the backcountry area ). • Free use of avalanche equipment ( backpack, shovel, probe and beeper ) • Two guides that will make your stay and riding both safe and interesting • Transfer from Skopje Airport to Ski Resort and back for a group of minimum 4 people Not included: • Personal insurance in the mountain. • Additional costs for beverages • Flights and other transport alternatives to reach Macedonia. Optional: • Single person transport from and to the airport in Skopje - 70€ (35€ - per direction)  • Freeride Ski & Boots rental - starting from 20€ / day • Variation by exchanging 1 day catskiing on 1 day ski touring in the area - less 70 €
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Explore the Macedonian freeride backcountry • +3000 vertical meter descents in deep snow terrain • State-of-the-art safety equipment and experienced ski guides • Full board & food during the whole ski day • 4 * hotel with sauna & spa for a cozy end to the day About Popova Shapka Ski Area: Macedonia is well-kept secret among powder-hungry adventurers Popova Shapka is located in 1650m altitude and is the base of our operation from where we go to up to 2500m for our rides. The terrain offers a combination of wide oval faces to steep narrow couloirs and fine playful forest that will satisfy every need when it comes to freeriding. Daily routine: 07:30 - Breakfast & daily briefing 08:30 - Meeting Point & departure 09:00 - Start first run Between 11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch in the woods, variable after arrangement with the group 16:00 - End (varies & can be extended if necessary) 16:30 - Short debriefing (if necessary) & Outlook for next day 19:00 - Dinner Included: • Minimum of 3000m vertical elevation on the backcountry slopes of Popova Shapka area. • Accommodation in 4* Hotel Scardus with included breakfast, lunch, dinner and use of the spa. (If we are riding far from the Hotel then the lunch is packed in the cat together with snacks and refreshments, and we do the lunch in the backcountry area ). • Free use of avalanche equipment ( backpack, shovel, probe and beeper ) • Two guides that will make your stay and riding both safe and interesting • Transfer from Skopje Airport to Ski Resort and back for a group of minimum 4 people Not included: • Personal insurance in the mountain. • Additional costs for beverages • Flights and other transport alternatives to reach Macedonia. Optional: • Single person transport from and to the airport in Skopje - 70€ (35€ - per direction)  • Freeride Ski & Boots rental - starting from 20€ / day • Variation by exchanging 1 day catskiing on 1 day ski touring in the area - less 70 €
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 132262P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
1–10 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
  • Airports:
  • Skopje Airport, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
  • Pristina Airport, Pristina Kosovo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
  • Airports:
  • Skopje Airport, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
  • Pristina Airport, Pristina Kosovo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1–10 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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benjamin g
Basel, Switzerland2 contributions
Skitour Safari in Macedonia
Mar 2021
We booked one week of skitouring and catskiing in Macedonia with with Shar Outdoors and had a stellar experience. Our guide Meto planned a super trip for us with a great mix of ski and travel. He was very professional and knowledgeable since he grew up in these mountains and made sure we get to see all his favorite places for dining, skiing and also experience culture. And he is a super fun guy to hang out with - always smiling and always with a story to tell. We got far more out of this trip than anyone expected.

If you consider catskiing or skitouring in the balkans, look no further. Macedonia is an ideal place to do so and Meto is the man who you have to get on board. I highly recommend it!
Written March 9, 2021
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Stefan M
Verona, Italy1 contribution
Skiing
Jan 2021 • Friends
Very good organization and positive vibes.I like your team and keep it as well as you are.See you soon
Written January 29, 2021
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Dear Stefan, thank your sharing your experience! Positive guests - positive vibes :) Looking forward to skiing with you again soon. All the best
Written February 1, 2021
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Magnus
1 contribution
Amazing experience
Mar 2020
If you are looking for a cat skiing experience out of the ordinary, this is it. Excellent guiding, great food, nice rooms and epic skiing conditions. We are going back next year, definitely a 5 star review.
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

parbat
Nis, Serbia5 contributions
Professionalism, confidence and beautiful landscape.
Jan 2020
An amazing experience in beautiful North Macedonia with a great professional team!
I recommend it from the heart.
See you soon!
:)
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Simon s
London, UK3 contributions
Cat skiing
Feb 2020 • Friends
A fantastic professional outfit with guides who really care about your safety and enjoyment. If you get fantastic snow like we did you will have the time of your life!!!
I would thoroughly recommend them
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you! 🙏 We are glad that you had wonderful time.
Written March 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zlatina
Sofia, Bulgaria10 contributions
Amazing freeride conditions and guides
Feb 2020 • Couples
The team from Sharoutdoors was very professional, friendly and accurate at the choice of the slopes. They were well organized, offered nice food for lunch and I was feeling safe all the time. Will return to Popova shapka for sure!
Written February 13, 2020
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Thank you Zlatina 🙏 We are looking forward to guest you again :)
Written March 3, 2020
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Kalin K
4 contributions
3 days in Paradise
Feb 2020
We've done 3 full days of catskiing and some ski touring in the area. The overall impression is excellent! Meto and his colleagues from Sharoutdoors are real professionals, who know their "playground" like their home. Despite the poor snow conditions, we found good lines in perfect powder! All the time there was plan "B" available and something for everybody and every skiing skills. Never the less the security was also foreground all the time. Food and accommodation - not needed to be discussed, because of the well known Macedonian hospitality and "pleskavitsi" :) I would like to recommend the catskiing experience with Sharoutdoors to every freerider I know!
Written February 12, 2020
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Thank you for your words and recommendation! 🙏 All the best on your next adventure!
Written March 3, 2020
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Michael M
8 contributions
Great Experience
Feb 2020
I did a week of Catskiing in the Area of Popova Shapka. The area is really vast and the guides will always find the best conditions no matter the conditions. I had six days of skiing and we got to ski everyday fresh lines. The guides really try to make the best out of your stay, not just when skiing, but also they are always up for joining you at dinner or for drinking. The food at the Hotel Scardus is also great. I can really recommend it and would for sure do it again!
Written February 9, 2020
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Thank you Michael! 🙏 You can join us whenever you want. We are always going to be here for dinner and drinking 🍺🍺
Written March 3, 2020
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Stefan
1 contribution
Weekend with Sharoutdoors
Sep 2019 • Solo
I had amazing weekend freeriding with this guys living their dream.
Professional crew, high safety standards and guaranteed fun times. Highly recommended
Written September 26, 2019
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Thank you Stefan! 🙏
Written March 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DrRay K
Wauconda, IL5 contributions
5 Day Hiking Tour in Macedonia
Aug 2019
My wife and I never knew about Macedonia until we were invited to attend a wedding. Being avid hikers, we researched where we could build in a hike into our trip and found SharOutdoors and our guide Meto. We started our tour learning about the city of Skopje and all of its history before heading to Popova Sapka in the Shar mountains, just west of Tetovo. Our accommodations and hotel service was amazing at the Hotel Scardus and it was a great place to rest before and after our first hike to the peak. The views were beautiful! Our second hike took us to the Mavrovo National Park with its beautiful mountains and amazing food at Hotel Tutto in Janche. There we hiked to the summit of Peak Medenica that is the highest peak on Bistra mountain. From there we hiked down to the village of Galichnik and had lunch and took a picture with the two only inhabitants living in this village year long. After our hike, we visited and had dinner at the St. John the Baptist monastery. The next leg of our tour took us to Ohrid for a night on the town beside the beautiful lake before our hike in the morning on Yablanica Mountain to the peak Crn Kamen. Our last hike was then in Galichica National park to Magaro peak, followed by lunch in Vevchani before heading back to Tetovo for the wedding. IMPORTANT NOTE: A point must be made that this hiking tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Meto, was not only a guide on the trails, but was extremely knowledgeable about the archeological sites, churches, mosques, villages and regions we visited. It was like having your own personal National Geographic tour guide take you through Macedonia. We learned more about the country than those that invited us to the wedding knew. Meto truly is an amazing guide and SharOutdoors is an amazing company. Because of our experience, we would definitely visit this part of the world again and use their services as well. Highly recommended!
Written September 25, 2019
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Thank you for your wonderful comments Dr. Ray! 🙏 We really love hearing stories where visitors had wonderful time in Macedonia and learned a lot about our culture, nature and history! That's the whole point why we started this company. To offer experiences like you had! You and your wife are always welcomed back. Best Regards from Meto!
Written March 3, 2020
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