FREERIDE CAT&TOURING MACEDONIA

  • 100% freeride touring experience without any compromises

  • Full 5 days cat&touring and riding with Snowbusters guides/coaches

  • Avalanche skills, big mountain riding safety & technique coaching

  • Ski & snowboard Better, Harder & More!

We are joining the forces with Eskimo Cat Ski to set a unique model combining cat skiing with ski touring or splitboarding to be able to reach the best mountains in the area and ski the best lines Norther Macedonia offers.

 

In 5 days of Freeride Cat/Touring in North Macedonia, we will serve the best off-piste terrain that can be found around Popova Shapka, a ski resort in the Šar Mountains of northern North Macedonia. Every day we will use the cat to get us to remote places and as high as possible to reach summits we will ski with the touring/hiking technique. With the cat being ready at the bottom we make sure to get the best out of the day, and the whole week.

 

Accommodation is sorted in a hotel with direct access to the ski slopes. During the week there is a half pension, breakfasts and dinners served at the hotel and lunches are gonna be provided by the cat ski company. There is a nice spa at the hotel and a massage possibility.

 

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
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Video analysis  
 

Physical & technical requirements

 

  • Confident black slopes skiers/snowboarders, no previous touring/freeride experience is needed, anyway, it is highly recommended
  • 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
  • Video analysis
  • 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.

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ALL THE DATES

23.01.2023 - 27.01.2023 1,590€ BOOK ONLINE
30.01.2023 - 03.02.2023 1,590€ BOOK ONLINE
27.02.2023 - 03.03.2023 1,590€ BOOK ONLINE
06.03.2023 - 10.03.2023 1,590€ BOOK ONLINE

What you need to know

  1. Designed as a poor and only freeride touring experience without any compromises.
  2. Make sure you are fit, confident steep runs skier. No previous free ride / ski touring experience. Get in touch with us if you have any doubts.
  3. This is a skiing trip and our number one goal is to maximize your time spent on the slope learning. Of course there is always time for après-ski beer.
  4. We want you to worry as less as possible so we are fully available to assist you in all ways possible.

Typical day

Coffee, tea, breakfast, morning yoga, jogging, ... or what ever morning routine you are use to.

6 - 8 am
8.30 am

Heading off to the adventure of the day.

Time to tour up and ride it deep and steep.

8.30 am - 4 pm
5 pm

Après-ski beer / vine. We sort out the plan for next day.

Planning the next day (avalanche forecast, route planning, ...)

6 pm
7 - 8 pm

Possibly meeting for communal dinner.

Drinks, bit of party, sleep. But it is only a suggestion ;)

8 - 10 pm

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Accommodation

Shared accommodation will be organized in mountain huts, ...

FOOD

This trip is flexible regarding food. We can either shop for groceries and cook communally or do it all individually. Alternatively, there are many cheap restaurants serving traditional food. Macedonia is a cultural melting pot with a wide range of influences on its cuisine and you can get excellent meals without breaking the bank.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You should bring your personal ski or snowboard freeride touring equipment (skis with touring bindings, splitboard, skins, telescopic poles, ...), avalanche set, headlamp, and ski or snowboard clothing. 

What’s included

  • 12 days ski & snowboard guiding and coaching
  • Shared accommodation 

EXCLUDED

  • Ski / snowboard rentals
  • Travel expenses
  • Skiing/snowboarding insurance
  • Food and drinks
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