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Catskiing Popova Shapka provided by Sharoutdoors

Catskiing Popova Shapka
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1–10 days
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1–10 days
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy freeride in the beautiful Balkan backcountry Macedonia is well-kept secret among powder-hungry adventurers Popova Shapka ski resort is located in 1650m altitude and is the base of our operation from where we go to up to 2500m for our rides. The north side is perfect for snowcatskiing / freeriding. 40 Minutes from Skopje, it lies at 1700 meters and has a lot of powder snow. Enjoy the high standard of the 4**** Hotel Scardus with Sauna and Spa after a long day out in the backcountry, skiing a minimum of 3000 vertical meters either in forrest or high mountain terrain. Minimum of 2 professional guides with every group and we can provide all the necessary off piste security equipment free of charge.  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1-10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 132262P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
1–10 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
  • Airports:
  • Skopje Airport, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
  • Pristina Airport, Pristina Kosovo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
  • Airports:
  • Skopje Airport, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
  • Pristina Airport, Pristina Kosovo
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1–10 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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benjamin g
Basel, Switzerland2 contributions
Mar 2021
We booked one week of skitouring and catskiing in Macedonia with with Shar Outdoors and had a stellar experience. Our guide Meto planned a super trip for us with a great mix of ski and travel. He was very professional and knowledgeable since he grew up in these mountains and made sure we get to see all his favorite places for dining, skiing and also experience culture. And he is a super fun guy to hang out with - always smiling and always with a story to tell. We got far more out of this trip than anyone expected.

If you consider catskiing or skitouring in the balkans, look no further. Macedonia is an ideal place to do so and Meto is the man who you have to get on board. I highly recommend it!
Written 9 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zlatina
Sofia, Bulgaria10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The team from Sharoutdoors was very professional, friendly and accurate at the choice of the slopes. They were well organized, offered nice food for lunch and I was feeling safe all the time. Will return to Popova shapka for sure!
Written 13 February 2020
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Thank you Zlatina 🙏 We are looking forward to guest you again :)
Written 3 March 2020
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Alex M
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
Had a great time catskiing with Shar Outdoors. Helpful and knowledgeable guides with phenomenal terrain. Coming from Colorado, wasn’t sure what to expect from the skiing, but definitely some of my best days on the slopes. If you’re looking for some adventurous skiing at a good price, this is the place to go. Couldn’t recommend it more.
Written 14 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Magnus
1 contribution
Mar 2020
If you are looking for a cat skiing experience out of the ordinary, this is it. Excellent guiding, great food, nice rooms and epic skiing conditions. We are going back next year, definitely a 5 star review.
Written 9 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael M
8 contributions
Feb 2020
I did a week of Catskiing in the Area of Popova Shapka. The area is really vast and the guides will always find the best conditions no matter the conditions. I had six days of skiing and we got to ski everyday fresh lines. The guides really try to make the best out of your stay, not just when skiing, but also they are always up for joining you at dinner or for drinking. The food at the Hotel Scardus is also great. I can really recommend it and would for sure do it again!
Written 9 February 2020
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Thank you Michael! 🙏 You can join us whenever you want. We are always going to be here for dinner and drinking 🍺🍺
Written 3 March 2020
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Stefan M
Verona, Italy1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Friends
Very good organization and positive vibes.I like your team and keep it as well as you are.See you soon
Written 29 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Stefan, thank your sharing your experience! Positive guests - positive vibes :) Looking forward to skiing with you again soon. All the best
Written 1 February 2021
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Stefan
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Solo
I had amazing weekend freeriding with this guys living their dream.
Professional crew, high safety standards and guaranteed fun times. Highly recommended
Written 26 September 2019
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Thank you Stefan! 🙏
Written 3 March 2020
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DrRay K
Wauconda, IL5 contributions
Aug 2019
My wife and I never knew about Macedonia until we were invited to attend a wedding. Being avid hikers, we researched where we could build in a hike into our trip and found SharOutdoors and our guide Meto. We started our tour learning about the city of Skopje and all of its history before heading to Popova Sapka in the Shar mountains, just west of Tetovo. Our accommodations and hotel service was amazing at the Hotel Scardus and it was a great place to rest before and after our first hike to the peak. The views were beautiful! Our second hike took us to the Mavrovo National Park with its beautiful mountains and amazing food at Hotel Tutto in Janche. There we hiked to the summit of Peak Medenica that is the highest peak on Bistra mountain. From there we hiked down to the village of Galichnik and had lunch and took a picture with the two only inhabitants living in this village year long. After our hike, we visited and had dinner at the St. John the Baptist monastery. The next leg of our tour took us to Ohrid for a night on the town beside the beautiful lake before our hike in the morning on Yablanica Mountain to the peak Crn Kamen. Our last hike was then in Galichica National park to Magaro peak, followed by lunch in Vevchani before heading back to Tetovo for the wedding. IMPORTANT NOTE: A point must be made that this hiking tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Meto, was not only a guide on the trails, but was extremely knowledgeable about the archeological sites, churches, mosques, villages and regions we visited. It was like having your own personal National Geographic tour guide take you through Macedonia. We learned more about the country than those that invited us to the wedding knew. Meto truly is an amazing guide and SharOutdoors is an amazing company. Because of our experience, we would definitely visit this part of the world again and use their services as well. Highly recommended!
Written 25 September 2019
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Thank you for your wonderful comments Dr. Ray! 🙏 We really love hearing stories where visitors had wonderful time in Macedonia and learned a lot about our culture, nature and history! That's the whole point why we started this company. To offer experiences like you had! You and your wife are always welcomed back. Best Regards from Meto!
Written 3 March 2020
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Moritz
1 contribution
We have been to Popovs Shapka for 1 week beginning of February! We were very lucky with the snow! 4 days Catskiing, 1 day individuelle, 1 day touring! Organisation was super easy with the contact person! We stayed in the 4 star Hotel Scardus, it is directly next to the starting point of the cat! The transfer from the Airport to the resort was also organised. We started catskiing at around 8:30 every day and headed back to the Hotel when the sun was going down, around 4-4:30p.m..
Guides were super cool and relaxed, spotted for the best snow and always checked for the safety of the group. We mostly started with some warm-up runs before heading to the more „difficult“ Terrain. A good average skier with some Freeride Knowledge can ski everything in Popova Shapka. I can recommend this experience to everyone.
Lunch was in or around the cat. The Hotel provided lunch packs with sandwiches, fruits and some sweets. Also there was enough water in the cat!
We will definitely go back to Popova Shapka with Sharoutdoors!
Written 2 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
You are always welcome with SharOutdoors! It is of our utmost pleasure to guide clients like you are :) Hope to see you again!
Written 4 September 2019
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Lisi2804
Chur, Switzerland6 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The Shar Mountains are fantastic and Sharoutdoors made the stay perfect. I went there for snowboarding on my own, but it was easy to find company:) I spent some days in Popova Shapka, but also in the Bogovinje Mountain Hut, which is located in the picturesque remote mountain area and offers even more opportunities for snowboarding. Although it was the end of the season, the team always found good spots with the best snow conditions. Thank you very much, you are awesome:)!
Written 3 April 2019
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Shar O
Thank you Larissa! We hope to have you back this summer too, so we can explore all the places that we talked about :)
Written 21 April 2019
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