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2nd - 9th February

Cat Ski, Ski Touring, Resort Trip

Itinerary TBC

Day 1:

Fly from your location to Skopje airport (SKP).

Rendezvous with Terry, Rich and the team, then transfer up into the mountains.

Arrive at the 4-star **** hotel for late afternoon to chill in the Spa. 

A gentle walk around this unique mountain hamlet

3-course meal for dinner each day.

Day 2 - 3:

Strong breakfast to start the day

'Resort'! skiing in the local village, utilising the interesting lift system.

Skiing the few 'pistes'! to access the off-piste terrain.

Hearty lunch in mountain restaurants.

Day 4 - 6:

Meet in the garage/office of the local team to load up the Snow Cats

There is a cabin on the back with bench seats for up to 12 people. 

Ski down through interesting terrain (open, steep, trees, gullies,etc).

Cat usually arrives 2 mins after we stop. Takes us back up to do it again.

Repeat until a packed lunch stop on the hill. 

Repeat until legs give up. 


Day 7:

Morning transfer to Skopje

Exact flights tbc.

The Trip

The Expedition

This extraordinary cat-skiing adventure in the heart of Macedonia invites you to explore the hidden gems of this Balkan jewel, where pristine powder and untouched treelines await your every turn.


Picture yourself gliding through vast expanses of snow, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Macedonian landscapes. Terry and Rich guide you to an unforgettable experience, tailoring each descent to your skill level.


From the thrill of the first run to the camaraderie in the back of the snowcat, join us in unlocking the unparalleled allure of Macedonia's backcountry, where each cat-skiing journey is a celebration of the wonders of this landscape and an opportunity to express yourself through skiing.


Our local in-country guide will ski with us while also explain the complex history of the region, ordering the best local foods and bringing a world of humor. 

The Shp

The Accomodation

The cosy 4-star hotel rooms are where comfort meets simplicity! Beautifully renovated, with the occasional overlooked tile or piece of joinery that makes it so Balkan. Unwind in a tranquil space adorned with tasteful decor and furnishings, offering a warm retreat after a day of exploration. Sink into your bed for a restful night's sleep. The rooms are thoughtfully equipped with modern amenities, ensuring your stay is both convenient and enjoyable.


Step into the spa for a rejuvenating experience or take a refreshing dip in the inviting pool to relax. There is a rudimentary gym for the truly motivated. 

Dinner is table service served in a large room, with a well-equipped bar at the ready. There is no nightlife here, and apres-ski is basic!

The Skiing

Cat Skiing, Resort Skiing and Touring

The first 2 days of the trip cover the weekend deliberately to make use of the big chairlift, it's only open on weekends! The resort therefore offers a chance to find the best snow and get used to the conditions and beautiful views. The bars normally come down to keep you safe on the chairlift, and some of them have footrests too!

Thereafter, we will cat-ski. Basically a piste basher with a cabin welded on the back that fits about 12 people. We have booked a private cat for our group for the 4 days. Be sure to wear your seatbelt as it gets quite steep at times! The cat takes us up, and we ski down to various locations on a fairly well-preserved cat track around the mountains. 

We also have a chance to take the cat up in the morning and then put together a day of ski touring (cat-assisted). This can be discussed. 



Weight is not an issue for the first time on one of our expeditions, which also means that fitness is not a big issue on this trip. 

Terry and Rich will ski on normal-length off-piste ski, around 100-110mm underfoot width. The snow could be wind-affected and crusty, or deep powder, so it's important to have a ski with plenty of width and float. For heavier skiers relative to their size and confidence, that means 110mm underfoot really. 

Bindings would be best if a touring mode is available. However, not touring is negotiable with the team, but Rich and Terry love the option to be there. 


Boots need only be your standard off-piste boot, ideally with a walk mode in case we tour. 

A backpack with space for all avalanche safety kit and a spare layer. Though we can leave food, water and extra layers inside the cat. Luxury!

Airbags, as always are not necessary, however, given the weight and space situation, if you want to bring your airbag, then do so


Price £2900. 30% deposit to reserve your place. Balance to be paid on 1st January 2024. Bookings to be made through or through. Contact us for any further information, we would like a pre-booking phone call with all potential team members.

The expedition cost includes:

Return transport from the airport to the hotel.

All food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Shared twin-room accommodation, spa.

6 Days Cat skiing and off-piste coaching in a max ratio of 1:3.

Coaching in planning, performing and risk assessing a ski tour in a remote location. Coaching in remote navigation, communication and mountain hazards.

What is not included: 

Return Flights.

Ski, Boot, Binding, Kit hire.

Personal Travel insurance we recommend the British Mountaineering Council or


FAQs, Information & Links

The trip has a minimum number of people required to run. We will advise on buying flights as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached.

30% deposit is non-refundable. Balance is non-refundable unless we are able to re-sell your place.

Alpine & Ski Travel insurance is recommended from the BMC.

There is no pharmacy or medical centre nearby, therefore please bring any medication with you. Our first aid kit will also be extensive.



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