In a groundbreaking move for adventure enthusiasts, Balkan Natural Adventure, a well-established company specializing in summer and winter tours in the region, has pioneered the first-only splitboarding tour in the Balkan Mountains, kicking off on the 18th of February 2024. With a track record of providing exceptional service (read our reviews), Balkan Natural Adventure has been leading the way in winter tourism, offering ski touring services to clients for the past five years. See the original itinerary

Led by Merition, a seasoned snowboard and kite ski instructor from Kosovo, this tour promises an unparalleled experience amidst the rugged beauty of Kosovo’s snow-capped peaks. Merition, a well-known figure in Kosovo’s snowboarding community, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the tour. With proper training, he ensures participants are in capable hands as they embark on this thrilling journey. This tour with clients hailing from Estonia, adds a unique dynamic to the adventure.

First day in Guzhbaba

The inaugural day of the tour saw participants traversing the majestic slopes of Guzhbaba peak in the Sharr Mountains, part of ski touring offers of the company. Guzhbaba, with its pristine powder and challenging terrain, offers a haven for splitboarding enthusiasts seeking adrenaline-fueled descents and breathtaking vistas. Nestled within the Sharr Mountains is the renowned Prevalla, serving as a gateway to Guzhbaba and other exhilarating slopes in the region. Prevalla  boasts wild trails, and hotels with character. In the summer these mountains offer the High Scardus Trail.

Despite the prevailing challenges of snow scarcity across Europe, conditions in Kosovo remain favorable for split boarding adventures. 

As the first-ever split boarding tour unfolds in Kosovo’s pristine wilderness, it signifies an increase in adventure tourism in the region. With its untamed landscapes, hospitable communities, and passionate guides like Merition, Kosovo is poised to become a premier destination for split boarding.

For those seeking the ultimate snowboarding adventure, Balkan Natural Adventure’s splitboarding tour in Kosovo promises an unforgettable journey. Moreover, it is into the heart of Europe’s last frontier of winter wilderness.

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