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Pelister, North side, Bolnici

Very beautiful and vivid route on the Balkan mountain Prince

Ski Touring Moderate

22 km
1.7 km
1.7 km
1 day +
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.6 km
Pelister, North side, Bolnici Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features low exposure (e1) and is typically done between January and March. From a low point of 1.4 km to the maximum altitude of 2.6 km, the route covers 22 km, 1716 vertical metres of ascent and 1722 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.1 and Labande grade 2. You'll need skins and crampons to complete it safely.


Trail back ski touring ascent to the Pelister peak 2.601m and skiing down nice lines with amazing view over Pelagonia valley. Best time to do this route is late winter especially after a good snowfall. Avalanche danger is low most of the times. Avalanche set is mandatory always.



Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and March


  • Bowl
  • Tree Skiing
  • Single Descent
  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Crampons