- Base elevation: 1000 metres
- Highest landing: 2600 metres
- Av. runs per day: 8
- Av. length of run: 800 metres
- Longest run: 1600 metres
- Group size: 4
- Groups per helicopter: 2 or 3
- Season: late Jan to late Mar
- Terrain: Alpine
- International flight: Pristina
- Domestic flight: Pristina
- Warm up resorts: n/a
Wild Untamed Adventure
In visiting this 1,500 km2 of rugged alpine terrain in northern Albania with skis, you will be somewhat of a pioneer. It is a wild and forgotten corner of Europe with endless first descents just waiting for ski tracks.
In our experience it is always a huge plus when a heliski operation is owner operated. The contrast with more commercially focussed, industrial style heliskiing is huge. IFMGA guide and owner, Rok Zalokar is involved in all aspects of the business bringing in his background of heliski guiding in Alaska and creating a unique, welcoming and authentic experience.
Stable Snowpack & Steep Terrain
With its proximity to the Adriatic Sea, the Albanian Alps attract some of the highest snowfalls in Europe. As is typical with coastal climates, the snowpack is generally very stable with minimal avalanche risk which allows you to access steeper terrain safely. While there is also plenty of more moderate terrain, if you are looking to step it up and ski steeper lines which you could only dream of at more commercial operations in Canada, this is an excellent option.
Not for the Fancy Extras
If you are looking for a fancy lodge with chocolates on your pillow and waiters in bow ties, this is not the place for you.