Ski sport in the Balkans

Kosovo and Albania skiing and ski touring, are a special experience. Both countries and partly some parts of North Macedonia offer uniques ski and snow tours, with clean environment without lifts and crowds. Ski touring and snowshoeing are a growing service provided to tourists in this region.

Balkan Natural Adventure offers Ski Touring (itinerary) and Snowshoeing (offer) trips. Bellow you can find some general information for the region.

There are two mountains ranges which are suitable for winter sport:

Ski sport in Sharr Mountains

The Sharr Mountains have round slopes very nice for ski touring. They are home to longer trails which go through Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia. Some parts are very remote and without development, some are home to ski centres. There are no Albania ski resorts that offer lifts and infrastructure. In Sharr there is one Kosovo ski resort called Brezovica with about five lifts and one called Dragash with one lift. North Macedonia offers more in terms of ski resorts with two medium sized centers: Mavrovo and Popova Sapka. Thus our company works more in ski touring in Kosovo and Albania, while we do not work with classic ski holidays in ski resorts. 

Our company offers ski touring in Sharr mountains covering all three countries. Ski touring in Albania and Kosovo includes some of the most remote parts of these countries, and Korab peak 2764 m. This peak is the highest in Albania and North Macedonia as it is situated at the border. While you can find an itinerary here, we can design your trip based on your preference. Feel free to write to us.

Ski Sport in the Accursed Mountains

The Accursed mountains which are more remote are home to steeper slopes. They are very good for off piste skiing, and almost free of any lifts. The only lift in this region is one in Boge in Kosovo which is 1000 meters long. Other than off piste and ski touring, Accursed Mountains are suitable for snowshoeing.  You can find here a one day trip offer of just contact us for your personalised trip. We are very flexible and work with small groups designing the tours together with the client. 

Other ski centres in the region

Montenegro has two ski centres one is in Kolashin which is more developed and the other one is in Durmitor. Both centres have some modern ski lifts and some still old style built in the eighties or even earlier. Balkan Natural Adventure does not offers tours in this part of the Balkans. The other centre is Kopaonik in Serbia which is accessible from Kosovo, however you must have the right stamps in your passport, contact us for advice.

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Ski sport in the Balkans
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Ski sport in the Balkans
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Albania and Kosovo in particular and partly some parts of North Macedonia offer uniques ski and snow tours, with clean environment without lifts and crowds. Ski touring and snowshoeing are a growing service provided to tourists from all around the world.
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