The mountains of North Macedonia are not the first place you would consider a backcountry ski touring or splitboarding expedition. However, an enviable snow record, lack of local freeriders, and limited tourism combined with its stunning food, friendly locals, and low prices make it an adventurous destination you should visit before word gets out.
The Snowbusters Macedonia Ski Expedition is a one-week course/trip that explores the best skiing North Macedonia has to offer. We will combine cat skiing with touring to access the best backcountry and remote skinning around Tetovo. It will be a ski road trip that helps you understand (and love!) this interesting country that is a melting pot of different cultures.
Touring in North Macedonia is not easy, so you should have previous experience or very good fitness and skiing/riding skills.
Freeride Touring Macedonia highlights
Maximum quality and quantity of freeskiing and snowboarding in Norway
5 full days of intensive skiing and snowboarding with a professional guide and coach
Individual approach to your needs and level
Maximum 7:1 client/coach ratio
Group courses for 5 to 15 participants
Physical & technical requirements
Confident black slopes skiers/snowboarders, previous off-piste experience is needed
Suitable for women and men, children from 15 years
The course/trip can be purchased by individuals, couples, couples, or groups of friends
Physical intensity: high
Detailed technical specification of this freeride touring & big mountain course
All necessary skills and knowledge to be able to shred and ride powder such as:
Avalanche safety skills
First aid theory and skills
Group behavior in an avalanche zone
Basic understanding of outdoor risks (so you can make it home safely every day)
Big mountain riding safety
Day planning (avalanche risks, group skills, level, ...)
Descent & ascent line selection
Ski & snowboard technique coaching
Skinning & climbing technique
Using crampons & ice ax
Equipment introduction and treatment
Rock Climbing techniques (abseiling, useful knots, equipment, ...)
Personalized coaching to break through mental barriers
This freeride touring trip is a great way into the ski and snowboard culture. It’s intense for sure, but this means you’ll do a lot of riding and touring and develop your skills quickly and progress way faster than you thought possible. Join Snowbusters in Norway and you’ll quickly reach new heights and be ready to take on epic lines you could only dream of.
Minimum of 3 participants. In other cases, we will offer different trips/courses of the same or higher value or issue a full refund.