Ski Touring the Peaks of the Balkans

Itinerary

Day 1

Prishtina

Arrival at Prishtina, Skopje or Sofia airport.

Prevala

Transfer to Prevala mountain pass area in Kosovo, at the foot of Sharri Mountains (1,5/3/5h). Accommodation in the area for 2 nights.
Day 1
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Day 2

+1100/-1100 m

Prevala

A touring day in the area of Prevala.
Ski touring Kosovo and Macedonia

Konjushka Peak

Ascent up to Konjushka Peak (2571 m) on the main ridge with 360-degree panorama of the Kosovo part Sharri Mountains. Second night at the same accommodation.
Day 2
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Day 3

+700/-700 or +1200/-1200 m total for the day.

Sharri Mountains – Brezovitsa area

A full day touring in the area – up to Crn Kamen Peak.
Ski touring Kosovo and Macedonia

Kamen Peak

Popova Shapka

Transfer to the area of Popova Shapka in Northern Macedonia – 2,45h. Accommodation in the area.
Day 3
Day 3
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Day 4

+800/-800m/+1200/-1200 m

Popova Shapka area

Today we’ll do a whole day tour in the area of Popova Shapka – a couple of ascents up to the main ridge and descents.

Mavrovo Lake

Afternoon transfer to Mavrovo Lake area – 1.5h.
Day 4
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Day 5

+1100/-1100 or +1300/-1300 m

Korab Mountains – Kepi Bard Peak

Transfer to the border checkpoint at 1460 m – the starting point of the ascent of the Kepi Bard peak (2617 m).

Golem Korab

In favorable conditions it is also possible to climb the highest peak of Macedonia and Albania – Golem Korab peak (2764 m). Second night at the same accommodation.
Day 5
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Day 6

Mavrovo Lake

Skopje

A rest and sightseeing day. A 1.5h transfer to the capital of Northern Macedonia – the city of Skopje – where we’ll have a sightseeing walk.

Bansko

Than we leave the country on our way to the biggest ski resort of Bulgaria – the town of Bansko – 4h transfer. Accommodation at a family hotel for 4 nights.
Day 6
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Day 7

+600/-1700 m or +1200/-2300 m

Bezbog area

Morning 30 min. transfer takes us to the bottom station of Bezbog chair lift. We take it up to Bezbog Hut at 2240 m.

Pirin Mountains

From here we ascend to one of the highest peaks of Pirin Mountains – Mount Polezan (2851 m). A few options for the descent, according to the weather conditions.
Day 7
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Day 8

+1000/-1700 m

Pirin Mountains

We’ll spend the day in the area of the highest peak of Pirin Mountains (Mount Vihren). Drive from Bansko to the ski zone above the town – 20 min. We skin up to Vihren Hut at 1950 m starting from 1650 m for about an hour.

Hvoynati Peak

Our route goes further up along the valley near Muratovo Lake and finally to the top of Hvoynati Peak (2635 m) that offers a great close view towards the giant Vihren Peak. We’ve got a few options to descend according to the snow conditions.

Bansko

We ski back down all the way to Bansko.
Day 8
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Day 9

+800/-2200 m

Pirin Mountains

Today we use the lift system of the resort in order to get quick access to the highest parts of the mountain. A 1h ridge walk (boot crampons required) starts from the top lift station at 2550.

Todorka peak

We ski down the peak of Todorka, put the skins on and do a second ascent/descent in the area. The ascent of Todorka is a ridge hike – no technical difficulty, but fairly exposed, so boot crampons/ice axe required.

Bansko

Final run down to Bansko.
Day 9
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Day 10

+1000/-1000 m.

Rila Mountains

A 2h morning transfer takes us to the Rila Mountain range.

Malyovitsa valley

We skin up from 1760 m into the beautiful Malyovitsa valley. Numerous options for ascents/descents, according to the weather conditions.

Govedartsi

20 min transfer to the village of Govedartsi and accommodation at a mountain hotel for 2 nights.
Day 10
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Day 11

4-5 hours in total, +600/-1600 m.

Rila Mountains

We hit the highest point of the Balkans today. Transfer to Borovets ski resort (30 min) where we take Yastrebets gondola to take us up to 2360 m.

Mount Musala

We are at the foot of Mount Musala (2925 m).

Borovets

About 3 hours ascent to the top, then we ski back down to Borovets, located at 1300 m.
Day 11
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Day 12

Transfer to Sofia, Skopje or Prishtina

(1,5/4,5/7h of transfer) for outbound flight.
Day 12

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