Ski center Nizhepole

Ski center Nizhepole

Nize Pole Ski Center is located above the village Nizhe Pole on the slopes of Baba Mountain at an altitude of 1,300 – 1,610 m above sea level. From Bitola to the ski center Nizhe Pole leads an 15 km asphalt road.

The ski center has three ski lifts with a total length of 2,150 meters and a capacity of 3,000 passengers per hour.

Usually the ski season starts from the beginning of December and lasts until the end of March.

Other information on Ski Center “Nize Pole”:

  • Altitudes of Ski runs – 1.300 – 1.610 m
  • Length of the ski runs under the cables is about 5,500 m.
  • Cafe bar (Bachilo) (working time every day from 08:00 – 16:00 h)
  • Ski paths for beginners and advanced skiers

Contact and more information

  • J.P. Strezhevo Bitola
  • Blvd. 1-vi Maj 77 – Bitola
  • +389 47 207-800
  • +389 47 207-816
  • fax .: +389 47 207-836
  • e-mail:

Nižepole (Macedonian: Нижеполе, Aromanian: Nijopolea, Albanian: Xhinxhopolë) is a village in the municipality of Bitola, North Macedonia and is an alpine settlement 7.85 kilometers from Bitola.


The population of Nižepole was made up of older inhabitants of Aromanians (Vlachs) and later Arvanito-Vlachs who formed a large part of the village population.[1] A small number of Muslim Albanians over time settled in Nižepole originating from the Korçë region.[1] During the first World War, Nižepole fell on the Allied side of the Macedonian front and its Aromanian villagers first fled to Florina and then most went to Katerini, Greece.[1] After the war, most Nižepole Aromanians preferred to remain in Katerini after a few returnees came back telling of the destruction of the village.[1] Only in 1923 with the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey and arrival of Greek refugees after the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922) did some Nižepole inhabitants return to the village.[1]


Nižepole, Greek language primary school and Orthodox church, early 20th century

In statistics gathered by Vasil Kanchov in 1900, the village of Nižepole was inhabited by 1590 Aromanians, 250 Orthodox Albanians and 190 Orthodox Bulgarians.[2] According to the statistics of Geographers Dimitri Mishev and D. M. Brancoff, the town had a total Christian population of 940 in 1905, consisting of 780 Vlachs and 160 Patriarchist Bulgarians.[3]

According to the 2002 census, the village had a total of 186 inhabitants.

Ethnic groups in the village include:

Vlachs 105
Macedonians 47
Albanians 30
Romanians 4