Advanced Ski Touring Course In Slovenia!

Advanced
6 days
All ages
1–7 people
Overview

Slovenia is small and big at the same time. It's a small country with Big Mountains that offer easy access to different kinds of terrain. The town of Bled is ideal for ski touring with its proximity to the Julian Alps and the Karavanke Range. Skiing and mountaineering are ways of life in the Alpine region and IFMGA guides who will guide you are driven to find the best powder around.


There’s always more exploring to do!

Triglav National Park in Slovenia is the perfect setting for backcountry skiing in the mountains. Its wild and protected mountain terrain makes for unspoiled skiing. In addition to skiing some great lines you’ll focus on using ice axes and crampons to approach technical lines. You’ll also learn basic rope work (knots and use of climbing gear), abseiling and preparing anchors in snow and ice. Also, you’ll participate in an extensive avalanche safety workshop.

Is this backcountry skiing course for me?

This program is suitable for every skier who has confidence on skis. You’re able to ski any kind of snow, handle steeper terrain and have ski touring and mountaineering experience.

Here’s a sample itinerary
Day 1

Welcome to Slovenia! Transfer from the airport to Bled, get settled and explore your surroundings. 

Day 2

This day will be focused on renewing your knowledge on avalanche safety with an extensive workshop and practice on an ART (Avalanche Rescue Training) station. You’ll hone your existing skills on a polygon that simulates actual burial situations.

Days 3-6

Your guide will make day to day decisions about where to go and where to ski. In the evenings you’ll have a briefing on what your next day’s objectives will be. There’re always a few options to choose from depending on weather conditions and skills. You and the guide can choose what to do together. 

During one of theses days we will focus on use of ice axes and crampons to approach technical lines, basic rope work (knots and use of climbing gear), abseiling and preparing anchors in snow and ice. We can use a down day for this workshop and make the most of the good days for skiing and exploring the terrains.

Day 7

Transfer back to the airport.

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)

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 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 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 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.

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