Hop on the Freeride Bus

Advanced
5 days
All ages
1–5 people
Overview

Catch the best snow conditions in Slovenia, Italy and Austria, whether ski touring or freeriding on the red freeride bus! We know the best skiing is all about finding the best conditions. So come join us on a true powder hunt! Start in Bled, in the heart of the Julian Alps, and begin your hunt for some perfect powder this winter.


It’s time to gear up for some serious skiing:

The Karavanke Range and the Julian Alps are within a half an hour drive from Bled. Skiing can follow not too long after that. Everything is that close. The terrain you can cover in Slovenia, Austria and Italy are within an hour and a half. Max. Each area is extremely diverse and has its own unique weather and snow conditions. Each night we’ll make plans for the following day and make sure to make the most of all the powder we can find.

Is the freeride bus tour for me?

The Freeride bus is for those of you who really want to catch the best snow conditions at the time. This can be a ski touring program, a freeride program or a combination of both. Your guide will find suitable terrains for you depending on your skiing knowledge and desires.

Here’s what to expect:

Every evening you’ll meet with your guide and discuss the weather, snow conditions and what objectives you’d like to accomplish the following day. Together, you and your guide will choose the best location for the next day’s skiing. This program will give you the most flexibility, and, given our proximity to so many locations, you’ll always have something to look forward to.

A red VW van will get you to the best possible conditions and terrain suited exactly for your needs!

Where we are
Meeting Location
Bled, Slovenia
What's included
  • The price includes 6x halfboard accommodation
  • We stay at a cozy family run pension in Bled, with BB and dinner at our favorite local restaurant!
  • 5 skiing days
  • IFMGA professional guide
  • Avalanche safety equipment (shovel, beacon, probe)
  • All transfers and all technical equipment (ice axe, crampons, ropes, harnesses)

Not included in the price:

  • Airfare
  • Lunches and ski lift tickets (if needed)
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 well 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 goes by 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 at 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.

Adventures you may like