From €1100

BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURING IN KOSOVO

Where off-piste skiing began! Kosovo is known for its beautiful mountain ranges, a lot of snowfalls, and remote backcountry lodges.

Whether you are looking for a fully catered backcountry skiing experience, human-powered adventures, or something in between, Trek Balkan can fully customize your adventure. Let us show you why we call Kosovo home.

Back-country skiing is a fantastic way to enjoy some of the best winter scenery on offer. The Backcountry Ski Touring trip in Kosovo provides you with the best backcountry touring and ski mountaineering in this country and will help you plan your adventure whether you’re new to skiing, or you are an international traveller sampling what Kosovo has to offer.

Just get away from the queues and the tracked terrain and get into the backcountry, we know where the powder is!

8 Days
Kosovo
Skiing
Guided
3-6
Mountain Huts
Moderate

Backcountry ski touring in Kosovo is starting to become much more popular season by season. It’s still a niche sport for the moment, but with every passing season, more and more people are getting sick of the crowds at the ski centers and heading into the backcountry to check out some of the great terrain not accessible to those in the resort. Kosovo is one of those that offer backcountry skiing in the wild terrain.

Who is this tour for?
This tour is suitable for beginners and intermediate back-country skiers as well as all levels of the downhill skier. With the other activities in the local area, and the excellent facilities available at the resorts and in the local village it’s also suitable for families and non-skiers alike.

Group
The group will generally be between 3 and 8 people. There will be a local leader and drivers where needed. There will normally be two leaders per 8 people.


 

BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOURING PROGRAM

The itinerary ski-touring below is subject to change according to the skiers’ requests. Apart from what is described below, we can make a combination of the program from 4-10 days not just in Kosovo but also in Albania and Montenegro.


 

SKIING IN SHARRI MOUNTAINS

 

DAY 1-2
Arrive in Kosovo and explore the city of Prizren

Our ski tour begins early in Prizren where we meet our guides and fellow skiers at the hotel. After a warm welcome and brief orientation, we drive towards Prevalla (1550m) where we stay 2-3 nights. We accommodate at a lodge and get ready for the first ski trip in Prevalla resort. Beginners will start on a flat area of land next to the lodge where it’s safe to get a feel for the skis and the basic techniques. More experienced groups will head out into the local area, just to get our ski legs back.

All meals included.


 

DAY 3-4
Back-country skiing around Brezovica

With easy access to the back-country skiing trails around Brezovica, just a 20min drive from Prevalla, you can choose which trail to follow depending on your ski ability and local weather conditions for leisurely independent exploration. There are many ski trails to follow in Brezovica: Piribreg summit 2524m, Guri i Zi 2536m, and other off-piste trails in the area.

All meals included.


 

 

SKIING IN BJESHKET E NEMUNA

 

DAY 5-8
Enjoy back-country skiing in wild terrain with no humans

We drive towards Deçan city and ski up to the Gacaferi hut where we stay a few nights. This is totally wild ski terrain with no infrastructure, cars, people, and not even a signal & internet. We spend a few days skiing in the area of three border points where we could perhaps ski in 3 countries: Albania, Kosovo, and Montenegro. We sleep in a guesthouse up in the mountains at 1850m alt.

All meals included.


 


HOLIDAY INFORMATION

What’s Included
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Group airport transfers
  • All accommodation
  • Meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 10
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • Luggage transport
What’s not included
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips for local staff
  • Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks
  • Items of a personal sort
  • Airport transfers other than group transfers

Consider as you book up

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary) & Passport

The unit of currency in Albania is the Lek (ALL). However, the Euro is accepted. The unit of currency in Kosovo and Montenegro is the Euro. Note: Buying Lek is possible only in Albania

ATM Availability

  • Peje
  • Prizren
  • Plav
  • Decan

LOCAL TIME: Time zone: GMT +1

ELECTRICITY: Electric supply and plugs: 220V, 50 Hz, two-pin round plugs.

BOOKS

  • Western Balkans – Lonely Planet
  • The Accursed Mountains – Robert Carver
  • Broken April – Ismail Kadare
  • High Albania – Edith Durham

 

Essential Info


Visas

Albania
No visa is required for most nationalities, including UK passport holders, most other EU nationalities, US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand.

Montenegro
Check out if you need a visa to enter Montenegro.

Kosovo
No visa is required for most nationalities, including UK passport holders, most other EU nationalities, US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand.

Vaccinations

Kosovo – Albania – Montenegro

There are no specific health risks.