Montenegro Kosovo Albania ski touring holiday

“This exciting ski touring holiday through Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania offers plenty of history and culture along with the powder.”

Highlights

Ski Touring | Kolasin | Rozaje | Haile Mountain | Rugova Gorge | Boge | Visoki Decani | Ancient Frescoes | Prizren | Ottoman Architecture | Kruja Bazaar | Ethnographic Museum

Description of Montenegro Kosovo Albania ski touring holiday

Adventure awaits you at every crest of the slope with this thrilling ski touring holiday in the Western Balkans. The Albanian Alps, Hajle Mountain in Montenegro and Boga in Kosovo promise breathtaking scenery, culture, and the thrill of discovery too. This region is still a relatively new destination even for experienced skiers.

Arriving into Kolasin in Montenegro, you’ll be met by your experienced local guide. As ski touring involves skiing uphill as well as down, and across open country, guides are always fully versed on the terrain and weather conditions that lie ahead.

Most days will involve up to around 7 hours of skiing at different altitudes, with a good mix of accommodation from city centre hotels to charming mountain lodges that offer lovely panoramas in the mornings.

This part of the world is famed not only for its excellent snow conditions, but also for its beguiling pastoral landscapes, and a highlight is sure to be driving through the dramatic Rugova Gorge in Kosovo, which is one of Europe’s longest and deepest canyons.

Another memorable day will be when you break off from touring for a few hours to explore the beautiful Visoki Decani, a UNESCO-protected medieval church, one of the largest in the Balkans and dating back to 1327. The 14th century frescoes here are outstanding.

As your Balkans ski tour holiday winds to an end, you reach the historic Albanian city of Prizren, with its majestic Ottoman architecture, and an unforgettable run through pine and beech forest.


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Environment

This tour crosses 3 countries and we try to make this trip as authentic as possible. The accommodation we have chosen is locally run. So we are using small hotels, guesthouses and huts build and owned by locals. The same can be said for our guides. We are using local guides who know very well the area and have worked with us for years. In this way we ensure a continual financial support for them and their families. We use as well local transport to support us which is sourced from the areas where we will ski. We continually work with the local owner of hotels, guesthouses and tea houses to preserve the authentic ways of living and building in the specific areas we visit. In most of our tours we keep waste to a minimum. For example we make sure our picnic lunches are wrapped in paper bags which are degradable. Each guest as well is encouraged not to waste food but to carry enough just for their personal need.

Community

Recently the Albanian Government decided to issue law which prohibits cutting down trees and helping in this way by slowing down the gradual deforestation of Albania. This law will be in place from 2016 until 2026. This is good news since in Albania and the border zone with Kosovo and Montenegro there will be a great chance to access the backcountry and the pristine nature without encountering contaminations or deforestation of any kind. In time we will witness a growth in the animal population which in itself will contribute to a much richer ecosystem to be enjoyed by everyone.
A Fair deal.
Many times we decide with out groups on our free time to pay a visit to the house of our local guides. The local culture is such that they like when they invite guests in their homes. During these encounters the groups has the chance to know our guides in a more intimate way. Of course the laughter goes on and on as the rakija is poured on after the other :).

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