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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
Welcome to Slovenia! Transfer from the airport to Bled, get settled and explore your surroundings.
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.
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.
Transfer back to the airport.
Need to know
- 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.
We'll be in contact once you've booked your trip!