Julian Alps ski touring
- amazing slopes in eastern part of the Alps
- carefully chosen colourful ski tours
- enjoy comfort of hotel 6 nights and one night in mountain hut
- challenging climb to Mont Triglav
Ski Touring in Julian Alps is different than all others ski touring trips that we offer. You will enjoy high mountains, covered with snow and from the top of Triglav is a chance to see coastline of Adriatic Sea. In most amazing mountains there is always lots of options to make our 6 days as colourful and fun as possible. Our guides are expert in this area and they will find the best slopes to ski in any snow conditions. Ski touring under 1000m high limestone walls, untouched powder in northern slopes of hidden valleys and climbing Triglav – the highest mountain in Slovenia is just few things you will experience in Julian Alps week.
Experiencing friendly and charming part of the Alps, so much different from other ski resorts you can see in Swiss or France. Mountains there are 2000m lower than in Chamonix area, but wall are amazingly steep and mighty. Skiing in this limestone area is colourful, slopes are nice, just perfect for intermediate skiers, but can found also expert only zones.
Trip to Slovenia is for those who loves comfort of hotels and enjoy daily tours. Every day you will do tour in best conditions and different area. Climbing to Mount Triglav ads additional value to this adventure, while it is Slovenian national symbol and more, it is mountain with 2 miles wide north wall, it is just enormous!
Day 1: Fly to Ljubljana, transfer to Kranjska Gora and stay overnight in Pri Martinu Inn. Meet up with the guides for welcome meeting, kit check and briefing on the itinerary for the week.
Day 2: Warm-up on the pistes of Kranjska Gora. Technique refresher and session on avalanche search & rescue will be included. Stay overnight in Pri Martinu Inn.
Day 3: A day tour to climb and ski Mala Mojstrovka. The ascent is 1470m from Kranjska Gora or 920m if you start from Vrsic. It’s a wonderful 1100m descent down to Drevesnica. Return to Pri Martinu Inn.
Day 4: A day tour to climb and ski Kotovo Sedlo. If conditions are good it is possible to ski Jalovec’s NE gully and the nearby Kotovo Sedlo. These are two of the most popular itineraries in the Slovenian Alps. The 1290m (4 hours) ascent follows a wide valley and then a steep and narrow gully beneath high rocky walls which makes a fabulous descent.Return to Pri Martinu Inn.
Day 5-6: A 2-day tour to climb Kredarica (2514m) with optional climb on Triglav. The ascent to Kredarica is 1290m (5 hours) with an additional 350m from Kredarica to Triglav. Triglav is a climb with crampons and ice axe, suitable for experienced mountaineers only and the guiding ratio here is 1:2. Sleep overnight in the Triglavski Dom hut. Ski down and return to Pri Martinu Inn.
Day 7: A day tour in the Western Julian Alps in Italy. Kranjska Gora to Italy is just few kilometres and this is a fabulous day tour on Mangartsko Sedlo (Forca della lavina) The ascent is 1100m. Return to our hotel in Kranjska Gora.
Day 8: Transfer to Ljubljana and have the morning for sightseeing/shopping. Fly back to the UK in the late afternoon.
Dates and prices
- December 14th – 21st 2014 (Sat-Sat) 6 guided days
- Price: 659 € (euro)
- January 18th – 25th 2014 (Sat-Sat) 6 guided days
We offer you two possible ways to do your booking: by online booking safety system or via e-mail and Paypal/bank transfer. Our online booking process using PayPal is straight-forward and provides you a simple, understandable, and safe way to book the trip. Before you make your booking make sure, that you read our Terms and coditions.
All of our prices are quoted in Euros – if you wish to use our currency conversion facility, then current daily exchange rates will be applied. Unless otherwise stated, we require a deposit of €470 (approx. £400) per person per course at the time of booking, and the final balance is due eight weeks prior to the start of the course. For bookings made less than 8 weeks before the course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking.
Booking via e-mail/phone and Paypal/Bank Transfer
- send us e-mail or give us a call to confirm dates and itinerary
- check price details, terms and conditions
- make a payment to confirm your booking
- arrange your insurance policy that to cover all relevant hazardous activities and include search and rescue, medical expenses, repatriation and cancellation cover
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What is included?
- 6 full days of professional guiding – IFMG mountain guide
- All transportation in the valley
- Huts booking and planning course
What is not included?
- Travel to and from Kranjska Gora
- Travel insurance
- Equipment rental
- Accommodation and meals
- Guides’ and yours costs for uplifts
The costs for lunch in Kranjska Gora restaurants is approx. 20eur excluded drinks. Huts guardian will appreciate, if you will pay in Euros. Lifts during whole week will cost you approx. 50eur and about 30eur for guide (split between clients).
Most common access is by plane – flight to Airport Ljubljana – Letalisce Jozeta Pucnika Ljubljana from London with low cost airlines – all bookable online. Transfer to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 45 minutes.
Food and accommodation
Course starts and ends in Kranjska Gora, where we recommend you to stay in charming four stars hotel Pri Martinu with half-board. We will be happy to help you with reservation. On our Triglav summit attempt we will spend night in high mountain hut. In hut you can buy food and drinks, but we recommended you to bring sleeping bag, while there is no heating in bedrooms.
Fitness and ski level
To join this course you should be an intermediate skier, capable of skiing black runs and able to do parallel turns. Some off-piste or ski touring experience is recommended, but not essential – this course can be your first access into world of slopes covered with fresh snow. You should have a high level of fitness. We recommend some activities like running, Nordic walking or cycling for 1-2 hours two or three times per week, and also a couple of days skiing, in the months before this course.
See our list of equipment and contact us if you need to hire any kit.
Ski touring is a potentially dangerous activity. Before you start the course you must have travel insurance which includes mountain rescue in case of emergency, in order to avoid expensive charges. There are plenty of options, for example, OEAV Sektion Britannia, The British Mountaineering Council or Snowcard. If you have an Alpine Club membership card you will also enjoy a discount in mountain huts.
The guide: participant ratio is 1:6, 1:2 when climbing Tiglav.
This equipment list will help you ensure you have all the important things which might be needed.
- Base layer clothes
- Thermal layer
- Fleece jacket
- Ski (waterproof) jacket
- Ski trousers
- Light down jacket
- Warm hat
- Thermal gloves
- Warm and waterproof overgloves
- Camera (optional)
- Sun cream, lip salve
- Water bottle (1 litre)
- Backpack (15-30 litres)
- Ice axe
- Climbing harness
- Ski helmet (recommended)
- Skis (with ski-touring bindings – optional)
- Ski-touring boots or skiing boots (compatible with bindings)
- Ski poles
- Avalanche transceiver
- Avalanche shovel
- Avalanche probe
- First Aid kit (personal medicine, blister protection, etc)
Technical gear such as crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, avalanche kit and backpack can be hired from Alps Adventures (see equipment hire). Please let us know if you have to hire any equipment, so we can help you.