Backcountry Ski Tour

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Period of operation :February- March
Price :

1230€ for min 6 participants (for less or more participants please contact us)

Duration :8 Days/ 7 Nights
Minimum attendance :2 Participants
Level requirements :Previous Experience in Ski Touring required

Join us for one week of exotic skiing at Pindos mountains of North west Greece! A virgin area where only a few descents have been made! The tours take place around the area of Zagori, Mt. Timfi, Mt. Smolikas and Mt. Vasilitsa. It is a tour which combines the culture and the nature of the area, but also gives fantastic runs, guaranteed first tracks, and relative easy access! The mountains of Pindos are smooth and the snow guaranteed, a tour for every ski tourer!

1st Day - Arrival in Thessaloniki

Upon arrival to Thessaloniki airport, you will be greeted by your guides and drive straight to Mt. Grammos one of the highest Greek Mountains at the borders with Albania. Mt Grammos is a paradise for backcountry lovers, with extended slopes and big open bowls, a pleasure for any skier. Our bus will take us to the small mountain settlement Grammosta at 1440m altitude.

Overnight at Grammos Lodge . (D)

2nd Day - Ski historical mountain Grammos

Depending on weather conditions, skin up to the highest peak Grammos at 2520 and descent back to the lodge.

Overnight at Grammos Lodge (B/D)

3rd Day - Crossing to Aetomilitsa, highest village in Greece

Crossing to Aetomilitsa via Kiafa peak at 2393m and drive to our next station Mt. Timfi and the village Papigo. Overnight in a guesthouse (B/D)

4th Day - Zagori and Astraka cliffs

The ascent begins from the village of Papigo towards Astraka refuge. We start to skin usually at 1400m, and until there (1.30 walk) our skis can be transferred by horse! At the refuge we make a small break, and leave some things we don’t need. After a small descent we continue to climb Ploskos peak and enjoy a smooth descent until the valley below the refuge. After a small ascent we reach the refuge, where we overnight.

Overnight at Astraka refuge (B/D)

5th  Day - Mt Gamila

We have two options for this day, one is to climb the highest peak Gamila (2497m) which is a similar tour as the day before, and the second is to climb the impressive Astraka peak (2436m) and make a nice round tour. After the climb we ski down all the way to Papigo, where our bus waits for us to transfer the group to Pades, where we overnight.

Overnight at Pades guesthouse (B/D)

6th day - Highest Peak of the tour

Mt Smolikas is the second highest mountain of Greece, and with its 2637m makes it a ski paradise! We start from the village, with a small bus transfer until we find snow and the possibility to skin up! The goal is the peak, and the slopes around it. Amazing views as we climb, towards Timfi and the Albanian border. The skiing is great down hilling into a valley, we skin up for about an hour and another beautiful tree run is ahead of us! Return to Pades and drive to Vasilitsa ski resort for our overnight at the mountain refuge.

Overnight in mountain refuge (B/D)

7th day - Smooth skiing

Relaxed day at Vasilitsa  ski resort, a beautiful off piste area. We make some nice turns around the ski area using lifts access and our feet. We overnight at the mountain refuge.

Overnight in mountain refuge (B/D)


8th day - Departure to Thessaloniki airport

  • All transfers supported by mini buses
  • Accommodations in guesthouses and mountain refuges with breakfast
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to  breakfast on day 8
  • Qualified, local mountain guide
  • VAT 23%


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