Although there is no organized skiing and snowboarding in Albania the country has magnificent mountains to lure a real ski adventurer. The lack of western style ski resorts does not stop powder hounds from getting their fix on the unspoiled slopes of the Europe’s most secluded nation.
Until recently Albania has been the Europe’s most isolated country. Prior to the government changes in the 1990s Albania has had very little in the way of any infrastructure, let alone ski resorts.
For this very fact the Albanian mountains may be one of the few remaining places in Europe where a passionate skier or a snowboarder can take a sleigh ride to a mountain village and visit with the local folks who are eager to host skiers and mountaineers. Backcountry skiers who don’t mind hiking up the hill early in the morning get rewarded with magnificent views and untouched nature.
Several mountain ranges cross the country. The Dinaric Alps (2693m) that stretch through most of the Balkans offer spectacular mountain vistas along the borders with Montenegro and Serbia in the north.
The Korabi mountain chain along the border with the FYR of Macedonia peaks at 2751 meters.