The untamed wilderness spanning its countryside is gaining a reputation for being a beautiful skiing alternative to more crowded areas in the Alps, and what better way to experience it than by heliskiing into its finest powder. With the Dinaric Alps home to some of the biggest snowfalls in Europe and the rugged masterpiece of the Diber backcountry, skiers will fall in love the minute they touch down in the snow. Heliskiing programs in Albania are sure to sooth the purist in every skier and leave a lasting impression that will keep them coming back for more.
Albania is a beautiful country of wild and rugged terrain. The undeveloped landscape is home to mountains and forests, with elevations high enough for substantial snowfall in the winter. This is a recipe for greatness as far as skiing is concerned. Many heliskiing programs offer rides to the snowiest regions, taking advantage of the premium powder that falls from the storms of the Adriatic Sea.
The Pindus Mountains towards the southern areas of the country offer additional spots for quality skiing. Because of its rugged terrain, a high fitness level and skiing proficiency are necessary to ski safely and comfortably.
Wet winters and dry summers dominate the climate of Albania, which can lead to fantastically snowy and cold winters for skiing. The weather can be volatile at higher altitudes, so plan accordingly for backcountry trips.
Domestically, bus routes connect Tirana to most of the cities associated with adventure, including Shkodra, Berat, Vlora, and Korca. International flights connect Tirana to London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Istanbul.
January through March are the snowiest and best months for heliskiing trips. December can be a sneaky-good time to squeeze in an early season trip, too.
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