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Off-piste cat skiing holiday on Popova Šapka in the Balkans (North Macedonia)

Off-piste cat skiing holiday on Popova Šapka in the Balkans (North Macedonia)

Join a certified ski instructor for this fun, scenic and unique 4-day off-piste and cat skiing adventure in Popova Šapka, North Macedonia. Spend two days exploring the more remote areas of the mountain peak in a snow cat and the other two days making some incredible off-piste runs closer to the resort.


4 Days

Feb, Mar




* Enjoy the stunning scenery of Popova Šapka.

* Take advantage of the ski cat and head to more remote parts of the mountain.

* Ski down high-quality powder in less traveled areas.


Situated in the northwestern corner of North Macedonia, Popova Šapka is the perfect place for an immersive 4-day off-piste and cat skiing adventure!

Popova Šapka, which translates to priest's hat in Macedonian, rises to 1,780 meters in elevation and boasts numerous slopes upon which to ski.

After meeting at the Skopje International Airport and transferring to a nearby ski village, the fun begin! The following morning, we will head out onto the slopes.

Two of the four days that we are together, we will head out in the snow cat, visiting more remote parts of the mountain and (hopefully) finding some unspoiled powder down which to ski.

The other two days, we will head up on the lifts and enjoy some great off-piste skiing on a closer portion of the mountain.

Expect to get some incredible views and make many great runs on all four days of the trip and begin planning your next trip back soon. (Please note, you will also have the option to extend the trip by one day, which is not included in the trip price.)

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this incredibly fun and scenic 4-day off-piste and cat skiing adventure in Popova Šapka!

If you like the look of this trip, but were looking for something a bit more basic, then we think you may also enjoy our early winter mountain skills and ski touring course on the Hintertux Glacier, in Austria!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Lift tickets

- Transportation start and back


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Ski Instructor

We offer ski trips and courses in Austria, Slovenia and many great destinations across Europe. We are a team of experienced and professional snowsport instructors and guides, committed to take your skiing skills to the next level.

Pete Gillespie is the founder and lead coach at Alpinecoaching. He has been a professional snowsports instructor and coach for over 30 years and have a passion for developing his clients performance. He is an BASI Alpine Level 4 ISTD + Telemark instructor and an IASI Alpine Level 4 and Alpine Educator. He is also a member of the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA card) and of the International Federation of Snowsports Instructors IVSI (IFSI) Coaching.

Pete's goal goal is to give our clients the tools, experience and techniques they need to develop their mountain and off piste skiing skills. Pete loves getting away from the crowds into the wild mountain terrain.

Alpinecoaching is a company officially registered in the state of Tyrol, Austria, where we are legally permited to teach, coach and guide as part of an agreed framework. Our team of guides and instructors is also registered in Tyrol with their professional qualifications.

We are looking forward to take your skiing to another level!


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