1-week heliskiing in Prokletije, the Albanian Alps

Follow IFMGA-certified mountain guide Rok on this helisking week-trip in Eastern Europe. Discover the vast and remote powder terrain of Prokletije!

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group


 

Are you looking for an unforgettable heliskiing experience? Then this trip is for you! Spend a week exploring the most amazing powder areas of Prokletije, in Eastern Europe.

Also known as the Albanian Alps or the Accursed Mountains, Prokletije is a mountain range that belongs to the Dinaric Alps. It is located in the western Balkans, extending from northern Albania to Kosovo and eastern Montenegro.

This is one of the snowiest and most unexplored areas in the entire Europe. Its steep slopes are covered with top-quality powder snow and surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and valleys, and the southernmost glaciers in the continent.

On this week trip (6 days of skiing) our base will be the Valbona Valley. Each day, after a 6 to 10 minute heli-flight, we will reach an awesome different spot. A large expanse of untracked terrain awaits us, we will enjoy drops of 400 to 1600 vertical meters! 

This tour is based on 4 hours of total flying timeIf you are one person or a group of four or less, we will share the heli with other groups with a similar skiing level. However, if you are more than four, you can ask for a private trip. Take a look at the extra information below!

So, do you want to live an unforgettable skiing adventure? Contact me for this heliskiing week-trip in Prokletije, the Albanian Alps!

I also offer a heliskiing trip in Mount Stol, on the border between Austria and Slovenia. Check it out!


Highlights

 
  • Discover one of the most remote heliskiing areas in the world.

  • Reach amazing powder terrains with short heli flights.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Albanian Alps and surroundings .

 

Price per person

 
1 Person
6350 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Flights
 This is the price to join one of our group tours. Please check out the Extra Info section of the trip for private prices.Included: 4 hours of flying time, 6 days of skiing Extra (hour) of flying time: 2260€ for group of up to 4 people. (When there is a full helicopter -group of 4 and a guide- you can buy extra hour for 565€ per person)
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Advanced
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Valbona Valley. Three options where to fly: Pristina, Kosovo – 180 km and about 3 h drive from airport to Valbona. Skopje, Macedonia – 225 km - about 4 h drive from the airport to Valbona. Tirana, Albania – 300 km and about 4.30 h drive from airport to Valbona. Ask if you need a transfer!
More info

Private week trip: 1 helicopter only for your group (up to 12 people) - 12 hours of flying time
Price up to 8 people, 8 hours 48,650€
Price up to 12 people, 12 hours 71,350€
Extra hour of flying time- 2260€

 

About the Guide

 
 

I grew up in Slovenia with Julian Alps as my backyard. Expeditions to Himalaya started when I was 17, started steep skiing at 15, climbing big walls at 13 and it was a natural progression to BASE jump and to become a mountain guide- a job that feeds my soul. I have been to several climbing expeditions to Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Tibet, Nepal and India.

I'm an IFMGA qualified mountain guide as well as an instructor for future guides, ski instructor, certified helicopter operator and a Heli Ski guide. Although my work took me all over the world my favorite place is still in the Julian Alps. Sharing the hidden places in my Home Mountains with my clients, guiding and teaching them to explore on their own is has been my biggest passion for the past few years.

Mountains are my passion. Winter or summer, climbing, flying through the air or skiing, it doesn't matter to me if I am guiding or having fun with friends. I simply get spaced out when I am in the mountains. Guiding for me is not a job - it is a state of mind and a lifestyle.

 
 
FROM 6350 EUR per person
 

 

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