Wilderness Splitboard Camp

Cat Boarding in Macedonia

Popova Šapka 7 Day Camp


£?? 4* Full Board + Cat Assisted Splitboarding

Future dates will be announced.

We've all seen the Everest style basecamps in Alaska, where the pro riders pick perfect lines from the comfort of their wilderness dome tent. Well now its time for you to taste a little of that life. We've partnered with Shar Outdoors to create a unique wilderness adventure package.

We'll be based out of Scardus, a 4* hotel in the heart of a secluded resort (Popova Sapka) in Northern Macedonia. You'll have access to the modern day essentials like Wi-fi, spa with swimming pool, and ample locally sourced food.

From our base camp we can walk over the road and jump in a snowcat for local assisted pow shredding days, or jump to more remote local resorts for bigger and more adventurous splitboard missions.

As we settle into the week we'll start planning our overnight mission. Shar Outdoors will transport us and our kit to the heart of the Macedonian National Park. From this staging area we'll carry out some shred strike missions, before relaxing to catch the sunset and then settling in for a night in the wild.

Once our overnight adventure is complete we'll head back for a recharge at base camp and then resume our cat and splitboard combo adventures.

This is a perfect course for those riders looking to nudge out of their traditional alps comfort zones and experience a taste of pro life in a unique and exciting location.

This course includes:
6 Nights 4* full board accommodation inc on snow lunch
1 Night wilderness dome tent camping adventure
- Sleeping equipment provided
2 Dedicated snowcat shred days
3 Snowcat assisted splitboard days
2 Mountain guides, with guide ratio of 1-4 riders
Avalanche kit hire (Transceiver, shovel, probe & airbag backpack)
Airport transfer from Skopje International Airport

Additional package options:
1hr Sport massage/physio at the hotel spa on request approx £30
Comprehensive board repair & servicing available on request
Private room available for an additional approx £109
Non-primary group transfers for an additional approx £70
Group Skopje city tour. Approx £65 inc guide and transfer 

Browse below for details on the course content, or review our travel guide, explanation of the course riding levels, kit list's or FAQ's and then feel free to drop us a line.

Splitboarding in Macedonia

What the riders think...

"In terms of snow the week got better and better with the cats constantly seeking out newer and bigger sick lines with some of the most fun terrain I've ever ridden. Testament to Maverix in the way this has been captured all week in a truly professional manner! The last day was my chance to try splitboarding for the first time. The descent was something else and unbelievable that the week could get better, it did."

"Cat Boarding in Macedonia gets 5 stars from me. James brought together a great group of people and on every single run we were able to put down our own lines. Each day we got around 5500m of descent and in my opinion this is the best way to maximise off-piste riding time. Our final day was a cat assisted splitboard adventure giving us access to a fabulous run into an inaccessible valley. James had the drone out filming us 😊. Every day we were out from 9-5 and picnic lunch was provided. The hotel bent over backwards to accommodate our every wish and the cats left directly from the hotel car park. I’ve booked to go again next year. Woohoo!"

"What can I say, easily the best week of snowboarding I have ever had in my entire life and it’s going to be a tough one to beat! James did an incredible job of organising the group and working with the hotel and local guides to ensure we maximised our adventure at every opportunity. Despite being a low snow year for the area we scored fresh lines almost every day and the powder dump gifted us one of the best days riding of my life.

Every moment was filled with action and even on the down days when the visibility was too bad for the snowcat to take us up the hill James quickly organised an impromptu splitboard lesson and hike which meant everyday was a snow day. One of the best aspects was how James had organised the group to all be of a similar level, so we were never left waiting for anyone and this gave us the most use of the snowcat on days we were using it.

I’d been told Macedonia was one of the best places to go for this type of adventure in Europe and now having experienced it I can only say book a trip here, you won’t regret it… Totally amazing once in a lifetime experience!"

Please make sure you read and understand the riding levels required for this course, as those riders who do not meet the required standards may be unable to complete their course and will not be offered a refund. Our Macedonia adventures are not recommended for under 18's.

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