Eskimo Snowcat Freeriding


Eskimo Snowcat is the only snowcat operator in Europe. You get the most bang out of your bucks. Plus: The trip itself is peppered by an exotic culture and plenty of pow. Good times!

"The area offers endless opportunites"

Eskimo Snowcat Freeride in FYRO Macedonia is the first snowcat operation in Europe. This is an exotic trip for folks who cannot or do not want to afford heliskiing but are looking for bloody fresh powder, without crowds. This exactly is what Eskimo Snowcat Freeride is all about!

The location Popova Shapka, close to the black sea, delivers some pretty underrated snow storms. The terrain is maybe not as scenic, rugged and wild as you can find it in the alps which are considered „young mountains“. The shape of these macedonian „old mountains“ is rather oval and open. The area offers endless opportunites for varified runs, like a huge playground for only a few lucky riders. If you love tree runs (they have pine trees here!), couloirs, cliffs or wide open, this is your little paradise. And again - absolutely nobody is skiing here. That´s the secret treasure of Eskimo Snowcat Freeride!

"The vibes with snowcat skiing are unmatched"

Generally - snowcat skiing is considered the little sister of heliskiing. You obviously get much more vertical for your bucks. But that´s by far not the end of the list. It is definitely much more environmentally friendly. Also, the vibes with snowcat skiing are unmatched: it is not as stressful as all those safety procedures to which you have to stick to when heli skiing. Instead, you just kick down while cruising up the mountain - some good music, some snacks, some story-sharing with your ski buddies. Let the good times roll!

The whole trip is peppered by an exotic culture: FYRO Macedonia still has an air of mystery in it. Traditional and super stylish at the same time, it’s struggling to find its place in the postcommunist world. You will also love the food: Super yummy dishes with regional and fresh ingredients, non-industrially grown vegetables and lots of meats. Macedonian cuisine has mediterrenean and middle-eastern influences and is also famous for good wines and  other local alcoholic beverages, such as rakija. You have to try some in Skopje, this city boasts electric nightlife! A last night out in Skopje is the royal way to finish this epic freeride trip!

"Flexible packages and easy prices"

Easy access: Skopje airport is located in close proximity to central Europe. Plenty of cheap flight connections are available. After arrivals, we pick you up and bring you directly to your lodge on the mountain, which is roughly a 120km ride.

Flexible packages and easy prices: With Eskimo Freeride there are no predefined arrival and departure days. Arrive whenever you want, depart whenever you want, shred with us as long as you can! We have no predefined travel dates, we fully cater your needs! But make sure to book early, as the snowcat only fits maximum 14 riders. The pricing is very simple, you just pay per day on the mountain. This includes the full experience with unlimited vertical in the snowcats, guides, lodging and food. Life can be that simple!

5 reasons to choose Eskimo Snowcat Freeride:

  1. Best value for money - plenty of pow for your bucks!
  2. Underrated dumps: The black sea delivers!
  3. Much more eco-friendly compared to big brother Heliski!
  4. Exotic and interesting culture!
  5. ­Cheap and short flights from central Europe to Skopje!

Book this trip before its popularity takes over, as it increases every season. This trip is all-win!

  • Eastern Europe
  • Northern
  • Macedonia
Mountain Range
  • Sharr Mountain Range
  • None
Ski Resort
  • None
  • Snowcat
  • LUEX Choice
Accomm. Type
  • Hotel
Suited For
  • Families
  • Solo Travelers
  • Groups
  • Party People
  • Ski Bums
  • $ - Budget
Meal Plans
  • None
Room Type
  • None
Amenities & Activities
  • None
Services offered
  • Guiding
  • Ski Rental
  • Snowboard Rental
  • Safety Equipment Rental
  • Airport Transfer
Ability Level
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Pro
Snow Conditions
Dominant Terrain Type
  • Open Terrain
  • Steep Terrain
  • Tree Runs
  • Cliffs
Average Annual Snowfall
  • 5 meter/year - 10 meter/year
Snow Pack
  • Maritime
Crowd Factor
  • Low
Explorer Level
  • Medium
PP/Night from US$ 221