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Popova Shapka

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Located in the northwestern part of Macedonia, Popova Sapka is one of the most popular winter ski resorts in the country. It is situated on the beautiful Sar Mountain, 1,780 metres (5,840 ft) above the sea level, just 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the capital Skopje. Popova Sapka offers excellent ski environment and hotel accommodations. Visitors not only from the Republic of Macedonia, but also from many other countries, return season after season here to relax, have fun, and experience adventure. Popova Sapka has been a host to both the European and Balkan Ski Championships. Not far from the resort, there are many small picturesquely glacial lakes scattered around on the mountain. There are two ways to get to Popova Shapka: by car, and by rope-railway with a starting location in Tetovo. The rope-railway is 6 km (4 mi) long and it takes about 36 minutes to reach the top. There are 6 ski-lifts on Popova Sapka: Teteks 1, Teteks 2, Aerodrom, Ge (Pionir), Jelak and one parallel to the Aerodrom ski-lift. Also there are 3 chairlifts: Ceripasina and one parallel with Teteks and Aerodrom ski-lifts. The third one is by the Ceripasina double chairlift. The Teteks ski-lifts are single drag, while all the rest are double drag. The lowest ski-slope is at Teteks ski-lift 1,708 meters, while the highest is Ceripasina chairlift at 2,510 meters. A skiing event the Sar Cup is held here every year, on February 15th-16th. The best skiers from Macedonia together with foreign participants compete for this cup. Sar Cup is included in the European Ski Association for the EuropeanCup competition. This ski resort has ski slopes, with length of 10 km. The total capacity is 8,000 skiers per one hour. On average, the snow at Popova Sapka lasts for 135 days. Available for the visitors are: ski-schools, ski-services and the the hire of ski-equipment.

Place Categories: Outdoor and Ski.Place Tags: Macedonia and Ski.

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