Backcountry Ski Safari in the Julian Alps

Any level
6 days
All ages
1–6 people
Overview

Try something else this winter in Europe! Come explore the Julian Alps. Get the most of the Slovenian skiing and explore Triglav National Park. The backcountry, the powder and the guides are all amazing. We promise.


This 6-day guided ski tour consists of traveling from town to town and skiing the highest quality snow in the Julian Alps. You’ll also enjoy the best local meals and discover all the secrets hidden in the Slovenian mountains. Backcountry skiing here is unforgettable!

One of the features of this ski tour is its flexibility. All levels of skiers can participate because your guide will adapt the itinerary according to the group’s experience.

Rest assured, we determine the best ski option for each day – this way everybody gets the best.

Here’s your backcountry skiing itinerary:
Day 1

Our meeting point will be at Bled. You’ll have introductions and an equipment check. Then, you’ll enjoy some welcome drinks and talk about plans for the following day. This type of meeting will take place each evening during the tour. This is necessary because weather and snow conditions can always change.

Day 2

First ski touring day in the Karavanke region. In this region there is the massif that divides Austria from Slovenia. When you ski in Karavanke you will enjoy several ski descents on both sides of each country! There’ll be focus on ski touring skills and avalanche safety techniques.

Day 3

Another great day awaits. This time, you’ll be skiing at Vogel Ski Resort. It is a small ski area with amazing viewpoints of the Julian Alps. Once you go off piste there’ll be several skiing options and terrains to enjoy.

After this, you’ll head to Kranjska Gora where our accommodations are for the night. Kranjska Gora is a town featuring the Prisojnik Mountain as a backdrop. Also, if you still have some energy left, it’s the perfect place to do some night runs on the nearby slopes. Finally, a traditional dinner awaits you before your night of well deserved rest.

Day 4

On our fourth day we’ll go to the Vršič Mountain Pass. Depending on snow conditions we’ll drive as far as possible in order to do some ski touring. If necessary, we’ll ascend the rest of the way with skis on. Once in the Vršič Mountain Pass, and if weather allows, we can enjoy a great descent to Trenta valley. Finally, a transfer will take us to Bovec, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 5

In the morning, after discussing the itinerary for the day, we’ll take a cable up to Kanin. Kanin is one of the snowiest ski resorts in Europe. It also has easy access to the big mountain terrain to go to Sella Nevea (Italy) or Bovec (Slovenia). One of the greatest adventures you’ll enjoy is the famous descent from Slovenia into Italy across an unforgettable landscape. We’ll sleep at Gilberti mountain hut, in Sella Nevea.

Day 6

During the last day, you’ll have the freedom to choose between ski touring or freeride skiing around Sella Nevea. After some skiing in this amazing area, it’ll be time to go back to Bled for the last night.

Where we are
Meeting Location
Bled, Slovenia
What's included
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Airfare is NOT included in the price.

Equipment

We'll be in contact once you've booked your trip!

Why book through 57hours?

We’re an adventure loving, rock climbing, tech company that loves all things outdoors-y. Why spend days looking for the right guide and adrenaline rush, when we can (and already did) do it for you? Want a serious guide for a challenging backcountry tour? We know a bunch. How about a guide to show you around the Alps? Check. Maybe your kids want to ski and won’t stop going on about it until you book them a trip. Yes, we know guides who are great for beginners, too. Oh, yeah, every guide we know prioritizes SAFETY and FUN. Book with 57hours, we’ve done your work for you. You’re welcome.

Guides running this program

Rok Zalokar

Rok is an IMFGA mountain guide, instructor for future guides and a member of the technical community with the Mountain Guiding Association in Slovenia. He is a respected heliski guide with years of experience working in Europe and Alaska, both guiding and educating.

Rok is a member of Pieps pro team, a part of the job that gives him inside knowledge in avalanche education and getting in touch with latest state of the art safety equipment. He has been educating individuals and professionals such as mountain rescue teams and the military about avalanche safety and rescue procedures for the past 5 years.

He grew up in Slovenia with the magnificent Julian Alps as his backyard. At age 13 he was climbing big walls. He was skiing steeps at 15. And at 17, he started expeditions to the Himalayas.

Rok put up a new route on an unclimbed 7070m high Janak mountain in the Himalayas and he has completed several climbing expeditions in Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Patagonia Tibet, Nepal, and India.

He has been guiding in the Alps, Scandinavia, Asia and Alaska, but in the past few years he found his passion in taking his guests to the less explored beautiful mountains of Balkan region and his home, the Julian Alps.

Petra Brajnik

Born in the heart of the Julian Alps, Petra grew up with a deep love for the mountains and nature. Skiing, snowboarding, climbing and later BASE jumping in Slovenian mountains progressed into exploring the hidden jewels all over the world. Being fortunate enough to see different countries and conditions people live in made has made Petra more responsible and mindful of her own surroundings. She's worked with several NGOs on different projects, organized different cultural, art and sport events in her local community and around the globe.

You’ll most likely plan your trip with Petra, she’ll handle all the logistics and give you some great tips and suggestions to make your adventure an unforgettable experience.

Mitja Šorn

Mitja climbs Triglav around 25 times per year. This adds up to almost 200 times and counting over the course of his life so far! He is member of the technical commission of Slovenian Mountain Guides’ Association and an IFMGA instructor. He guides all the ascents in Slovenia, from Triglav’s normal route to its north face, with ice climbing, ski touring, heli skiing and everything else in between.

Aljaž Anderle

Born in 1973, Aljaz has been devoted to alpinism for the past 30 years. Being a part of professional climbing teams has brought him to work with Petzl and Mammut as an athlete and equipment tester. He feels most comfortable ice climbing, skiing and mountain biking and likes to share his passions and experience with all of his guests.

Luka Stražar

Luka is an IFMGA mountain guide and an alpinist from Ljubljana. He likes mountains for the broad spectrum of activities the present to challenge both body and mind. Climbing the great ranges is what makes Luka tick. He has one Piolet dOr, his latest ascent puts him on the list for another one. The closest thing to a motto he has is: ‘Learn to enjoy the process of trying not to be an asshole.’ No doubt he’s got a great sense of humor too.

Enrico K. Mosetti

At the age of two Enrico started to ski and found his life passion. At seventeen years old he made his first steep ski descent and discovered his favorite method of skiing. Step by step he worked on his skills as skier and alpinist, starting with rock climbing, ice and mixed climbing. At 23 he passed exams to Mountain Guide courses, and at 25 became Aspirant Mountain Guide.

As a guide his specialties are ski-touring, freeridng and avalanche safety. He has also worked for the regional avalanche office (AINEVA FVG) as avalanche observer and tester.

Matjaž Jeran

Matjaž is an ardent rock climber: faces, ridges, you name it, he’ll take you anywhere! He’s a long time professional sport climbing instructor. He’s the founder and owner of the Indoor Sport Climbing center in Ljubljana. He’s always keen to keep families, kids and groups of all sizes safe and happy when climbing.

Igor Kremser

Igor discovered the mountains from an early age. He began climbing at 15 and slowly but surely made it his way of life. He then determined that he did not only want to climb for himself, but he wanted to guide others too. He successfully finished his training and is a mountain guide. His mission as a guide is to provide you the safest and best way to discover mountains, so that you too can explore the vertical world.

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