The best ski resorts in North Macedonia

If you are looking for an affordable ski trip, the Republic of North Macedonia can offer you some of the cheapest ski resorts in Europe with some pretty decent ski slopes. This post will help you to decide which ski center in N. Macedonia to choose.

If you decide to go to one of them, you can book your direct airport transfer from Skopje with us.

Popova Sapka Ski Resort

Popova Šapka is the most popular ski resort in North Macedonia. Situated in the Šar Mountain (Šar Planina), the resort is well-known for its excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions and nice sceneries. If you like hiking, you can go to the highest peak of Sar Mountains – Titov Vrh (2748 m)

Nearby is the town of Tetovo, an interesting town populated mostly with ethnical Albanians.

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Popova Sapka ski resort summary

  • Altitude – 817 m (1708 m – 2525 m)
  • 9 ski lifts
  • The total length of ski slopes – 20 km
  • Blue ski slopes – 6 km
  • Red ski slopes – 7 km
  • Black ski slopes – 7 km
  • Distance from Skopje Airport – 97 km, 1h 30 min
  • Nearest town – Tetovo
  • Ski center is open from 09:00 to 15:30
  • Night skiing 19:00 – 22:00

 

The best hotels in Popovo Sapka Ski Resort

  • Hotel Popova Sapka
  • Hotel Slavija
  • Hotel Scardus
  • Hotel arena Teteks
  • Hotel Bora

 

Popova Sapka Ski Pass price for 2022/2023:

daily ski pass 1100
kids ski pass 800
half day pass after 12:00 800
half day pass up to 13:00
2 days ski pass -10%
3 days ski pass
4 days ski pass -15%
5 days ski pass
6 days ski pass -20%
7 days ski pass
Prepaid season pass
Season ski pass 14000

Source of the pricelist: https://skimacedonia.mk/cenovniki-i-rabotno-vreme/

Mavrovo – Zare Lazareski Ski Resort

Mavrovo-Zare Lazareski is the second most popular ski resort in N. Macedonia. The resort is situated in the Mavrovo National Park, which is a protected area that is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

The resort offers a wide range of facilities and activities for visitors, including a ski school, a snowboard park, and a number of restaurants and bars. There are also a number of trails that wind through the forest, providing hikers with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Mavrovo Lake at the bottom.

The resort offers a wide range of facilities and activities for its guests, including a ski school, a snow park, and a spa. There are also several restaurants and bars, as well as a nightclub.

If you’re looking for a winter getaway that offers a little bit of everything, then Mavrovo-Zare Lazareski is the perfect destination for you.

 

Mavrovo ski resort summary

  • Altitude – 605 m (1255 m – 1860 m)
  • 14 ski lifts
  • The total length of ski slopes – 25 km
  • Blue ski slopes – 17 km
  • Red ski slopes – 3 km
  • Black ski slopes – 5 km
  • Distance from Skopje Airport – 128 km, 1h 46 min
  • Ski center is open from 08:00 to 16:00
  • Night skiing 19:00 – 22:00

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The best hotels in Mavrovo Ski Resort

  • Hotel Bistra
  • Hotel Fersped
  • Hotel Lakeview and Spa
  • Sport Hotel
  • Grand Chamois Hotel & Spa
  • Hotel Smrcha

 

Check the image below for the Mavrovo Ski Pass price:

Mavrovo ski pass price

Source of the ski pass pricelist: https://resortmavrovo.com/en/skipasspricelist

Nize Pole (Nizhepole) Ski Resort – Baba Mountain

Nize Pole or Nizepole ski resort is our last choice among the top 3 ski centers in the Republic of North Macedonia. It is a good choice only if you are starting to learn how to ski, or for weekend skiing if you are located in the nearest town -Bitola. It is located on Baba Mountain in Pelister National Park.

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Nizo Pole ski center summary

  • Altitude – 1300 m – 1610 m (Difference 310 m))
  • 2 ski lifts
  • The total length of ski slopes – 5 km
  • Blue ski slopes – 3 km
  • Red ski slopes – 1,5 km
  • Black ski slopes – 0,5 km
  • Nearest town: Bitola, 16 km
  • Distance from Skopje Airport – 173 km, 2h 30 min
  • Distance from Ohrid Airport – 88 km, 1h 35 min
  • Ski center is open from 09:00 to 15:00
  • Night skiing 19:00 – 22:00

 

The best hotels in Nize Pole, and Pelister

  • Hotel Monika, Pelister
  • Vila Babin Zub, Nizhepole

 

Nize Pole Ski Pass price season 2022/2023:

  • Daily ski pass 300
  • Season ski pass 3000
  • Night skiing 200

Source of ski pass pricelist: https://skimacedonia.mk/cenovniki-i-rabotno-vreme/

Other ski centers in N. Macedonia

Except for Mavrovo and Popova Sapka, other ski centers in the Republic of North Macedonia are quite small and not suitable for a long winter vacation. But, if you are just looking to learn how to ski or you wish for a ski day-trip there are a few more ski slopes similar in size or smaller than Nize Pole.

Contact Skopje Airport Taxi if you need a transfer to any of those places.

 

 Other ski centers:

  • Kopanki
  • Krusevo
  • Ponikva

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