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Ski-touring & snowboard trip to Titov vrv (2748 m) in the Republic of Macedonia

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Ski-touring & snowboard trip to Titov vrv (2748 m) in the Republic of Macedonia

Page Type: Trip Report

Object Title: Ski-touring & snowboard trip to Titov vrv (2748 m) in the Republic of Macedonia

Date Climbed/Hiked: Mar 5, 2013

Activities: Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter


Page By: palic

Created/Edited: Apr 23, 2013 / Apr 23, 2013

Object ID: 847337

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During our winter stay in Macedonia we realized a whole day long trip from Popova Šapka to the second highest Macedonian summit Titov vrv (2748 m) in March 5, 2013. The weather was marvelous – sun, clear sky and almost no wind. Our group consisting of 25 people with ski-touring equipment, snowboards & standard skis met at the bottom station of the double-chairlift. We didn't want to spend time ascending to the summit of Antena, se we used chairlift.

On the way to Titov vrv
Ascend to the second highest peak today (after Titov vrv), Titov vrv is on the background

Winter Macedonia
Ideal weather and ideal snow – there is not anything more to wish in the winter Macedonia

The mountain range Šar planina consists of a lot of beautiful peaks. The highest peak is Titov vrv (2748 m). The ideal start point for ski-touring trip to Titov vrv is ski-resort Popova Šapka. We started from the end station of chair-lift to ridde. The first reached summit was Antena. As the whole group was quite big, we divided into several smaller groups. We continued on the ridge to the second highest peak here in Macedonia. 6 people out of this group of 25 people skied & snowboarded down to the valley – the slope and snow were simply excellent!

Sunbathing on the way to Titov vrv
Smaller group rode down to the valley – no wind and temperature was almost tropical

Just below Titov vrv
Final ridge to Titov was little steep

The rest of the group continued to the pass and followingly to the summit of Titov vrv. We got together at Titov vrv again and toke a lot of photos. We prepared for the donwhill. The first stop was the previous pass. Skiers continued by many traverses to Popova Šapka, whereas snowbaorders climbed on rocky slope again. There was almost from the top excellent downhill – firstly on hard surface and followingly also in about 15 cm of fresh powder snow.

Summit of Titov vrv
25 people from the tour organized by Naboso o.s. & MountainSki.cz on the summit of Titov vrv

Have a fun at Titov vrv
On the summit of Titov vrv

We returned to Popova Šapka quite soon as the sun was still visible. Our popular requirement for ski-touring trips was not filled – headlamp with us.

Skiing from Titov vrv
Downhill from Titov vrv with the peak Bakardan in the background

Ascend to Bakardan
On the way back from Titov vrv we ascended again to Bakardan (2704 m)


On the way to Titov vrvSunbathing on the way to Titov vrvSkiing from Titov vrvAscend to BakardanWinter MacedoniaBakardan is nearHave a fun at Titov vrv
Just below Titov vrvSkiing from Titov vrvSummit of Titov vrv


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Voted 10/10

As a backcountry skier myself.....all I have to say is......EPIC, AWESOME, KICKASS.......need I go on?

Thanks for sharing this one with all of us on SP.

Happy Trails
Posted May 8, 2013 11:58 am

bigairbearVery cool


Voted 10/10

Definitely not your usual summitpost post. Must meet the bikini chicks! Thanks.
Posted May 8, 2013 12:55 pm

palicRe: Very cool


Hasn't voted

:-) I think this kind of post is quite usual for me - at least at www.mountainski.eu
Posted Jun 1, 2013 4:37 pm

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