Backcountry Skiing trips – Macedonia

Make your way to southern Europe and ski into the wilderness of the jagged mountains of Macedonia!

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Macedonia is a country in Southern Europe, bordering Greece to the south, Bulgaria to the east, Albania to the west, and Kosovo and Serbia to the north. The capital, Skopje, is home to a quarter of the country’s total population (around two million) and is located near its northern border with Kosovo. The rugged landscape is defined by mountains, rivers, and lakes, including Lake Ohrid at the southeastern edge of the country. The Sar Mountains along the border with Kosovo serve as a steep and exciting playground for backcountry skiers. Other skiing destinations include the nearby Popova Sapka and the western Mavrovo. The high peaks, picturesque valleys, and meandering rivers all benefit from their remote locations, ensuring untouched snow and long, thrilling runs.




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The transitional climate from Mediterranean to continental makes for cold, snowy winters in the mountains. Summers tend to be short cold at high altitudes as well. The rest of the country has hot, dry summers and moderate winters.




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How to Get There

Skopje International Airport connects Macedonia not just to other regional cities like Instanbul, Zagreb, and Rome, but also to London, Munich, and Malmo. A train also runs between Ljubljana and Thessalonika with stops across the country. Roads are reliable to neighboring Bulgaria and Albania, so regional bus transportation is cheap and efficient.

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Best Time to Visit

The snow reaches prime conditions in the heart of winter, so January, February, and March are the best times to visit.






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