Albania 8-day guided ski touring safari

Explore the fascinating Albania on a six-day ski touring trip around different corners of the country together with a certified mountain guide.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Balkan Mountains

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Feb

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Come explore the secluded Albania on this six-day ski tour with me. I’ll take you to some of the most unknown corners of the country and massifs, such as Mount Korab at 2.764 meters. With so many places that have never been skied before, the country offers hundreds of options for ski lovers. Let the adventure begin!

As Albania offers endless opportunities for ski touring I can adapt the program depending on snow and weather conditions. We’ll start flying to Tirana. Then we’ll choose between starting from the border with Greece in south direction or to the north, starting near Montenegro.

We’ll spend the following six days seeking for the best snow and weather conditions. In addition, we’ll drive around the area to explore more of Albania, while learning about its lively culture and history. Some of the places we can go include the amazing Korab Peak or the Valbone National Park. On our last day, we’ll delight in Albania’s cuisine in a local restaurant in Tirana and spend the night in a hotel.

This trip implies walking 3 to 6 hours each day to enjoy the best places for ski touring. That’s why I recommend an intermediate-advanced physical and technical level.

Book your trip now! This fascinating corner of the world is waiting for you. It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide.


Price per person

 
1 Person
2105 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
 Price per person for a group of 6 people. Price does not include drinks, last dinner in Tirana, flight to Tirana or personal insurance.
 

 

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
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Tirana
Accommodation

We will stay both in small hostels and at local people’s houses.

 

About the Guide

 
 

Founded by two IFMGA-certified mountain guides, Fred Buttard and Victor Charron, Up Ski and Mountain Guides is made up of a passionate group of guides and ski instructors.

Originally from Maurienne, in France, the team also spends several months a year skiing the mountains of Norway and Sweden, and travelling to off-the-beaten-path destinations, including Morocco, Albania and Japan.

Eric Tollund, Fabien Berrod, Jean Baptiste Buttard, Fabien Suiffet, Pauline Bermon, Oscar Wahlund, Clément Bléteau, Sylvain Rechu, Fred Buttard and Victor Charron are the members of our amazing team :) Get in touch with us and let's explore the mountains together.

 
 
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