Macedonia is a small, beautiful Balkan country. It is one of the relatively unknown gems of the former Yugoslavia. Geographical and cultural position Macedonia, as a bridge between East and West, is also a crossroads between Christian Europe and the mystical Orient.
Sharplanina is a mountain range in the Balkans, stretching from Kosovo and northwestern northern Macedonia to northeastern Albania. The mountain is colloquially called Shara. The highest peak of the group is Korab (2764 m. The tourist center of Šarplanina is Popova Šapka. It is a small ski area with 20km of pistes and 9 lifts. But there are several excellent touring locations in the area we can choose from depending on the groups experience and conditions. Tours of 6 to 10 hours with a vertical gain of around 1000m are possible with some great lines to ski. We start ski touring from our accommodaion at 1800m. For comparison, another ski resort in the northern part of the country, Mavrovo National Park has around 25 km of slopes and 14 lifts.