Skiing Experience in Macedonia: Pelister National Park

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Skiing Experience in Macedonia: Pelister National Park

Recomended for Everyone
Period Winter days
Stars days
City
What to bring
Requirements Average fitness
Level of dificulty Easy/moderate
Minimum age

 Brilliant combo of fantastic riding, great conditions and new experiences both on and off the mountain!

WHAT DO WE PROMISE?

A FREESKIING EXPERIENCE

A modified snow cat can take you wherever you want to go on the mountain. Can you imagine a better playground? You don’t normally hear much about Macedonia and the Pelister National park in connection to skiing, and that is exactly why this setup here is so good. It’s not like the Alps, there is no huge system of lifts, and there are not tens of thousands of tourists here either. It’s a place where you can ski freely and without stress, no one will get there before you. You get a free skiing experience just like the ones you see in films, but at the market’s lowest price. Macedonia is a relatively cheap country and with the help of our network of local guides, we can offer a tailor-made, safe, instructive and spectacular freeride experience for advanced skiers.

THE MOUNTAIN AND THE SKIING

There are runs here for both expert skiers and skiers with less experience. The mountain area where we ski is called Pelister, and it extends in area of around 171 square kilometers. The highest point is Pelister which is 2 601 meters above sea level. The trees and vegetation stop growing at about 1 700 meters, which makes this a large open, free skiing area, but there is also something here for those of you who enjoy the forest. The snow conditions are excellent, with a scope of everything from demanding ski runs to more relaxed rides.

 

HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED?

You should feel comfortable in powder snow and be able to keep up with the rest of the group. This does not mean that you have to be an expert, but you should have a considerable amount of experience. There are, however, several runs to choose from.

ITINERARY

 

DAY 01

ARRIVAL IN HOTEL SUMSKI FENERI, ACCOMMODATION, DINNER AND OVERNIGHT

DAY 02

AFTER BREAKFAST TRANSFER TO THE SNOW CAT PARKING LOT NEAR THE PELISTER NATIONAL PARK INFO CENTER. VISIT OF THE INFO CENTER FOR INTRODUCTION OF THE MOUNTAIN.  

CONTINUE TO THE PELSITER MOUNTAIN PEAK WITH THE SOW CAT. FREE RIDE SKIING UNTIL WE GET HUNGRY FOR LUNCH. LUNCH IN THE MOUNTAIN COTTAGE 2000M OR BACK AT THE HOTEL. FREE TIME. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

DAY 03

AFTER BREAKFAST TRANSFER TO THE SNOW CAT AND CONTINUING TO THE MOUNTAIN PEAK OF PELISTER 2061M

FREE RIDE SKIING UNTIL WE GET HUNGRY FOR LUNCH. LUNCH IN THE MOUNTAIN COTTAGE 2000M. THIS DAY WE’LL SPEELOVER UP ON THE MOUNTAIN IN THE HUNTING COTTAGE. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

DAY 04

AFTER BREAKFAST FREE RIDE SKIING UNTIL WE GET HUNGRY FOR LUNCH. LUNCH IN THE MOUNTAIN COTTAGE 2000M OR BACK AT THE HOTEL. FREE TIME. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT..

DAY 05

AFTER BREAKFAST TRANSFER TO THE SNOW CAT AND CONTINUING TO THE MOUNTAIN PEAK OF PELISTER 2061M

FREE RIDE SKIING UNTIL WE GET HUNGRY FOR LUNCH. LUNCH IN THE MOUNTAIN COTTAGE 2000M OR BACK AT THE HOTEL. FREE TIME. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

DAY 06

AFTER BREAKFAST TRANSFER TO THE SNOW CAT AND CONTINUING TO THE MOUNTAIN PEAK OF PELISTER 2061M

FREE RIDE SKIING UNTIL WE GET HUNGRY FOR LUNCH. LUNCH IN THE MOUNTAIN COTTAGE 2000M OR BACK AT THE HOTEL. FREE TIME. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

DAY 07

AFTER BREAKFAST HEAD BACK HOME.

IMPORTANT NOTE

EVERY DAY CAN BE ENRICHED BY INCLUDING SOME OF THE BELOW OFFERED ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES LIKE NIGHT OUT IN BITOLA, HIKING ON THE MOUNTAIN, WINE & RAKIJA TASTING IN DIHOVO VILLAGE ETC. 


 

1.   ACCOMMODATION BASED ON FOLLOWING HOTELS:

 

·       5 X HB IN TRNOVO

HOTEL SUMSKI FENERI 4*

·       1 X FB ON THE MOUNTAIN

HUNTING COTTAGE 2000M HIGH

                  HB – bed, breakfast and dinner FB – bed, breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

2.   FREE RIDE SERVICES:

·       5 X FULL DAY FREERIDE SKI DAYS INCLUDING:

5 x transportation with snow cat (up to 12 pax per run) to the Pelister Mountain Peak 2601m;

Professional English speaking freeride ski guides (1 for every 6 pax);

Safety equipment;

Freeride ski training & safety course before the ski day;  

5 x organized lunch up in the mountain;

*NOTE: depending on the weather conditions and the physical shape of the skiers there should be 4-5 rides on the slopes, per day;

            All participants will need to sign a document of responsibility before the freeride begins;

 3.  TRANSPORTATION SERVICES:

·       5 X TRANSFER FROM HOTEL TO SNOWCATS PARKING LOT UP IN THE MOUNTAIN AND BACK AT THE END OF THE SKI DAY

 4. ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

·       SHORT LECTURE IN THE PELISTER NATIONAL PARK INFO CENTER AS INTRODUCITON OF THE MOUNTAIN IN THE MORNING OF DAY 02

 

*MINIMUM 8 PAX NEEDED FOR REALIZATION OF THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES

NOT INCLUDED:

·       ANY TIPS (TIPS FOR DRIVER AND LOCAL GUIDES ARE PER YOUR JUDGMENT)

·       ANY MEALS WHICH ARE NOT MENTIONED IN ABOVE OFFER

·       ANY OTHER SERVICES WICH ARE NOT MENTIONED ABOVE

 

1.  OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES:

EXCURSION/ACTIVITY

PRICE PER PERSON

BITOLA NIGHT OUT (3-COURSE MENU DINNER & VISIT OF ONE OF LOCAL CLUBS WITH 2 DRINKS INCLUDED)

20 EUR

WORLD WAR I TREKKING TRAILS (HALF DAY TREKKING ON PELISTER MOUNTAIN WITH LOCAL TREKKING GUIDE)

15 EUR

DIHOVO VILLAGE WINE & RAKIJA TASTING (VISIT OF DIHOVO VILLAGE AND ENJOY WINE & RAKIJA TASTING TOGETHER WITH LOCAL FOOD AS GUESTS OF ONE OF THE VILLAGERS)

15 EUR

BITOLA & HERACLEA ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE SIGHTSEEING (HALF-DAY SIGHSEEING OF BITOLA & HERACLEA ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE WITH LOCAL GUIDE)

20 EUR

OHRID SIGHTSEEING (HALF-DAY SIGHTSEEING OF THE UNESCO PROTECTED OHRID WHICH IS CONSIDERED AS THE PEARL OF THE BALKANS WITH LOCAL GUIDE)

20 EUR

FULL DAY SKIING ON VIGLA SKI CENTER IN GREECE (INCLUDING TRANSFER TO THE SKI CENTRE AND BACK, FULL DAY SKI PASS)

30 EUR

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