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Baros Pass

The grass gullies of Baros ready to go.

Baros Pass is a high mountain pass located in the Pindos Mountains of Greece. The pass straddles the border of the prefectures of Epirus to the west and Thessaly to the east. It has been used for centuries as a transit corridor through the Pindos mountains. At an elevation of 1905m, Baros has the highest altitude of any asphalt road in Greece. In winter the pass is closed due to snow, however with ski touring equipment, it’s an easy approach from either side. The ultimate fun is in April during the spring melt, when you can ski and ride long winding gullies of snow surrounded on all sides by green grass. For extra bonus points, bring a sleeping bag and bivy at the monastery of Panagia Galaktotrofousasat at the base of the mountain.

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Tzoumerka, Epirus

Ski touring in Tzoumerka

Athamanika or Tzoumerka (Greek: Αθαμανικά or Τζουμέρκα) is a mountain range in northwestern Greece, part of the wider Pindus mountain range. Its highest point is the mountain Kakarditsa, at 2,429 m. Its length is approximately 40 km from north to south and its width is approximately 15 to 20 km from east to west. The only major road crossing the Athamanika is the Greek National Road 30 (Arta – Trikala – Karditsa – Volos).

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