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You may not know much about Macedonia, but after a ski or snowboarding trip to this magical place, you’ll never forget it. Macedonia is, in many ways, a country that is still being discovered, and for you that means a chance to be the first to ski on some of the world’s best untouched powder. Often called something of a natural paradise, with towering mountains, green hills, and sparkling rivers and lakes, Macedonia will steal your heart and your breath with its spectacular skiing and stunning landscapes. Besides being a fantastic new ski destination, the vibrant culture of Macedonia is quickly capturing the world’s attention transforming this evolving place into a country where modern amenities and ancient worlds live side by side. A ski trip to Macedonia is the perfect way to explore this magical place before everyone else.

Macedonia is ideally located, near the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea creating prime conditions for massive snow dumps. In fact, this mountainous country’s snowfall is so stable, that you can be almost certain that a ski trip in Macedonia will include plenty of powder and bluebird skies.

Epic terrain, fascinating culture, and incredible views aren’t all Macedonia has to offer skiers and snowboarders; it’s also the home of the only snowcat operator in Europe. LUEX can help you to book a trip to enjoy this exclusive experience, snowcat skiing in Europe, before anyone else at Popova Shapka. That’s not the only thing that makes Macedonia different from the rest of Europe; Shar Mountain,

home of the continent’s only snowcat operator is also a dramatic contrast from the Alps, perfect for those that want to try something new. Typical slopes on Shar Mountain are wide open spaces providing a perfect playground for backcountry skiers, without all of the sharp cliffs found in the Alps.

Although Macedonia might feel like it’s another world, it’s in a perfect location for travel from central Europe, meaning not only can a ski trip to Macedonia be incredibly affordable, it’s also very convenient for a quick trip. LUEX offers trips to Macedonia that are budget priced; a rarity in many parts of Europe. Our trips to Macedonia include lodging at cozy accommodations not far from the slopes. During your stay in this Balkan country you’ll also have a chance to enjoy the regional cuisine, often considered a blend between Mediterranean and middle-eastern foods including a range of grilled meats and salads, along with one-of-a-kind local wines and other treats.

Some people say that there’s something mysterious about Macedonia. Maybe the mystery is about this ancient land, transforming into an exciting modern nation, or maybe it’s about Macedonia’s almost magical landscapes perfectly created for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. But what is definitely mysterious is that this enchanting place, where rich culture and awesome powder seem to never end, is still waiting to be discovered.