Here’s a resort, indeed a region, we bet you have never heard of – or even dreamed of tackling – Albania’s Prokletije (accursed) Mountains. The are hidden away in Albania’s northern corner close to the borders with Kosovo and Montenegro in a mountain range, hitherto undiscovered by 99.99% of skiers.
The Dinaric Alps has peaks that rise to over 2600m, jagged topography and more precipitation than anywhere else in Europe. The combination of altitude, terrain and snow reliability means the Valbona valley has fascinating potential for skiers and snowboarders wanting to explore far from the traditional list of skiing or even heli-ski destinations.
With just 8-12 heliskiers per week, no ski lifts, no landing restrictions and no holds barred, the potential for new ski lines is endless. The spectacular national park comprises high ridges and deep valleys with steep pitches in between, a part of Europe that is uncharacteristically wild and unpopulated. As well as adventurous skiing, guests can expect to be transported back in time and treated to a warm welcome with excellent local cuisine and cultural experiences such as traditional dances or a visit to the local barber.
This secret destination is accessed only by heli-ski experts Elemental Adventures .. Contact them at Heliskiing in Albania (eaheliskiing.com)