Skiing on Mount Olympos
Skiing on Mount Olympos in Greece is like nothing you’ve lived before. This short film features Mike Styllas, one of the refuge guardian on Mt Olympos. Up until a few years ago, the refuge on Mount Olympos were completely closed during winter. Several of the refuge guardians, Mike included, realized the potential for ski mountaineering and began to operate the huts in winter. Today, there are four refuges operating during winter, allowing skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to explore the mountain in its most exotic form.
Imagine skiing and snowboarding fresh powder on the mountain of the Gods. It’s a reality, more common than you might think. Watch the video to learn more about the winter scene on Olympos. If you’re interested to check out more about Mount Olympos and winter tourism in Greece, check out the feature film “Frozen Ambrosia” for the full story about skiing on Mount Olympos.
Frozen Ambrosia Map
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Winter in Greece
One of the most surprising things about Greece is how close the mountains are to the major cities. Three quarters of the county lives within a 2 hour drive of world class backcountry ski touring. Due to the recent break-though in ultra lightweight gear, Greece has become a world-class destination for ski touring and split-boarding.
Greece is a place that inspires the human soul. Certainly, for skiers and snowboarders, to visit the same mountains that you learned about as a child is an experience that is completely unique. Imagine spending the night on Mt Olympos, waking up to the sunrise across the Aegean sea, then skiing run right next to the Throne of Zeus. It’s magic! It’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else on the planet.
To watch the full winter adventure in Greece, check out the feature film Frozen Ambrosia.