Ski touring in Kosovo and Albania

Ski touring in Sharr Mountains

Do you want to escape from the beaten tracks for several days, to breathtaking landscapes? Join us for a ski tour adventure of ascending and descending the unforgettable slopes of the most exciting Sharr Mountains. The tour is thought through the whole range of the mountains selecting the best parts of each valley.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Korab Peak – The highest peak of Albania and North Macedonia
  • Radomire – The picturesque village in North Albania with very low number of visitors
  • Virgin mountains – Trails which are not crowded with tourists and the views are not interrupted by ski lifts or other men made structures.
  • Local food – Local cooked specialties based on meat and vegetables and dairy products
  • Hospitably – People in this region have not seen a big number of tourists they are happy to see you visiting the place and will pay a sincere welcome to any traveler.

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Guided tour can be arranged upon request.

For dates or group inquiries please contact us!


INTRODUCTION

Sharr mountains are perfect for ski touring in Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia. They lay between Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia and are high round older mountains with very few rocky cliffs. The tour is thought through the whole range of the mountains selecting the best parts of each valley. You will reach mountain peaks with open panorama views. Among the places you will visit some are popular ski resorts with crowds at the beginning of the trail some are in more remote areas where you will be “solo” enjoying the mountain. 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in shared rooms
  • Meals: 2nd to 7th day three meals; 8th day breakfast 
  • Guide
  • Transfer: Airport to Airport with all internal transfers
  • Border crossing permits

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • Insurance should be secured by the travelers

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Prishtina Airport. Transfer to Brezovice

Brezovica is Kosovo’s biggest ski resort, but it is small compared to anything in Switzerland or generally in Western Europe. It has some skiing pistes, black, red and blue. The lifts are old, some up to 50 years, because the place lacks investment. This day you can do a 2-hr short tour to Mali Ministrit and wait for the sunset at the top, or decide to ski at the ski center.

Day 2: Ski touring in Brezovice 

Distance: 8.35 km 
Uphill: 940 mm
Downhill: 948 m 

Black Rock Peak 2536m, is the highest peak in Brezovica ski center. As all the peaks of Sharr, it’s situated in the border with Macedonia. The altitude difference is 870 m. Climbing takes more or less 3.5 h then you will be sliding down the slope. Transfer to Prevalla, 40 min.

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Day 3: Ski touring in Prevalla

Distance: 11.6 km
Uphill: 1215 m
Downhill: 1168 m

This trail will take you to Dovodenica peak, 2510m, a wild unspoiled area. On this day you will be walking more, since the trail is longer and has a bigger altitude gain. There is 1190 m difference from the starting point. The climb will take approximately 4.5 h and you will have a free skiing ride downhill.

Day 4: Ski touring in Prevalla

Distance: 10.9 km
Uphill: 1116 m
Downhill: 1083 m

Prevalla is not a ski center, the only activity provided is ski touring, with a little lift functioning from time to time. The mountains will be more or less empty of people and any sign of humans including the possibility of panorama without lift cables. You will be starting at 1515 m and reaching Guzhbaba peak 2609 m. The trail will take approximately 4.5 h, plus the downhill. Transfer to Dragash.

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Day 5: Ski touring to Kleq peak

Distance: 16.9 km
Uphill: 1267 m
Downhill: 1279 m

Today 10 minutes transfer will take you to the start of the trail, to the village of Radesha. From there you will start ski tour towards Kleq Peak 2467. Ski down for dinner and after we transfer to the village of Radomira in Albania (3hrs), where we will spend next two days.

Day 6: Ski touring in Radomire (Check out High Scardus trail)

Distance: 15.5 km
Uphill: 1567 m
Downhill: 1567 m

Radomira is a small village in north Albania which is new in tourism dominating with summer hiking trails. The village is picturesque with houses made of stone and narrow roads. From here you will climb the highest mountain of Albania and North Macedonia. This will be a special experience, the stay will be at a guest house, basic amenities provided. This is a must do for ski touring in Albania.

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Day 7: Ski touring in Radomire

Distance: 7.52 km
Uphill: 939 m
Downhill: 900 m

The second day you will climb the twin peak of Korab, called the small Korab 2300m. The trail will take approximately 4 h, and then you will ski down. The day will end with transfer to the city of Prizren in Kosovo for a traditional dinner.

Day 8: Departure day

Depending on the flight departure time, you can do a short tour around the city of Prizren before being transferred to Prishtina Airport.


HOLIDAY INFORMATION

Transfers

Transfers during the tour will be private for the group. The private transfer is done by either regular car or 4×4, depending on the road conditions. On the trail, shortcut transfers can be arranged for the trails that are distant or to skip asphalt road segments.

Food & Water

The food in this part of the world will be something you will eagerly anticipate at the end of each day. Food is fresh cooked in a traditional manner and has a mix of Balkan, Turkish and European influence. At the guesthouses the breakfasts are simple, homemade bread with locally grown vegetables, dairy products and eggs. Dinners include traditional soups, meat dishes, vegetables, pies. Guesthouses also will provide you with a packed lunch – often including a sandwich with cheese and vegetables.

Vegetarianism and diets will not be a problem as the home-stay families can provide alternatives. However, the choices are basic and limited.

Consider bringing your water bottle to refill along the way. Water is provided in guesthouses, tap water is drinkable.

Accommodation

The accommodation is in simple home-stay/guesthouse/lodge- style with simple bathroom facilities. Rooms are likely to accommodate between two to five people per room and it may be necessary for male and female groups to share the room, unless noted otherwise on your request, but not guaranteed in each guesthouse. It always depends on availability of rooms.

Sheets and blankets, towels, shampoo, warm water and other basic services are provided, but it’s recommended to pack a travel towel and sleep sack just in case.

Private rooms at additional cost; limited availability.


How to book?

You can contact us at info@bnadventure.com or +38349661105

Is this a guided tour?

Yes, it is.

Group size?

The maximum number of people in a group is 7.

Level of difficulty?

You should be in good physical shape and be familiar with the parallel curves in different snow conditions.

When to go?

The trip is available from January until March.

What if I need to hire gear?

We do not hire gear so please bring all your gear up.