At the confluence of Varnous and Verno mountain chains, 19 km on the west side of Florina and at an altitude of 1650 m up to 2000 m, a "neck" is formed, where Vigla-Pissoderi crossing/passage is located. In this area, in a dense beech forest one of the best ski centers of Greece can be found.
The Vigla Pissoderi Ski Center has a total of 12 ski runs, out of which 9 downhill ski slopes, 2 cross country ski runs (Lang Lauf) & one slope suitable for snowmobile. In details:
1 black racing, 1000 m in length, also suitable for snowboard. It begins on the right of the main dooble-seat lift top and ends to the Rea slope top.
Hera (Main), 1500 m in length.
Dionysos (Ring), 1850 m in length.
Oxia (New), 2200 m in length.
Ermis (Touristic), 3500 m in length
Artemis, 2000 m in length. It's a blu - green slope that connects the ski center's base to the starting point of the new dooble-seat lift at Pisoderi villge.
1 green, Rea, for beginners, 700 m in length each one.
2 Lang Lauf.
2 slopes, suitable for learning ski and snowboard.
Hercules, 200 m in length.
Kronos, 200 m in length.
1 suitable for snowmobile.
9 of the slopes are of Olympic standards and can service all skiers' and snowboarders' categories. The overall view of Prespa lake is combined with the view of the surrounding snow-covered mountain tops.
2 aerial double seat lifts, 1400 m & 2000 m in length.
1 sliding double seat lift.
2 baby lifts.
Modestios Guesthouse, which is housed in the old renovated building of Modesteios School. It can accommodate 55 visitors in 15 beautifully shaped rooms of various capacities.
Tottis Chalet is located right in front of the ski center with a view to the mountain and the ski slopes. It is developed in 3 levels in order to cover all needs of dining and entertainment. On the ground floor a bar operates, which is connected with the ski equipment rental store (ski, boots, snowboards, snowmobiles, etc.). On the 1st floor there is a comfortable restaurant with a fireplace and view to the ski slopes. On the 2nd floor there is a cafeteria offering table games and table tennis.
Furthermore, the infrastructure of chalet consisted also by four snow ploughs for slopes’ quick formation, an artificial snow system, a private baby lift for beginners & children, as well as a ski bus for tours. Finally, there is a special designed place for trailers, equipped with power supply for each one and bath/toilet landscaped area.
Ski & snowboard school and rental equipment store.
A new snow plough, Bombardier type. From the beginning of 2009-2010 winter season operates and prepare the slopes in excellent condition for ski.
Heli Ski, which started at Vigla Pissoderi Ski Center on winter season 2008-2009. Due to its successful first operation, will be enriched and more interesting.
The facilities of the Ski Center operate from December till March, on daily basis, from 9 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
The Vigla Pissoderi Ski Center is one of the oldest in Greece, as its first sliding lift was established in 1967. It is also one of the modern and biggest ski centers with many slopes & lifts. Tottis family, who owns & operates also the Tottis Chalet, on the base of it, manages it.
The brand new aerial lift of 2 km in length, whose starting point is at the Pissoderi village and peak point at the ski center’s top, is the longest one in Balkans. That’s a unique fact for Greece, to exist a connecting lift between a village and the ski center.
Ski Center’s parking is quite big and recently has been expanded and planked with asphalt. New place for trailers was also created.
The main slope is lightened and is open for night ski from 21:00 to 01:00, every weekend and holidays.