1-day Avalanche safety workshop in Kanin – Sella Nevea

Join a guide from the Mitja Šorn Team on this avalanche safety workshop and learn what you need to improve your safety in the backcountry.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Julian Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Get the skills and knowledge you need for a safe backcountry experience

  • Learn how to read the terrain and snow conditions

  • Use rescue equipment and put in practice what you have learned


An avalanche safety training is a must for all freeriders, backcountry skiers or mountaineers venturing into avalanche-prone terrain. I invite you to join me on this 1-day avalanche safety workshop in Kanin-Sella Nevea to get the knowledge and techniques you need for a safe experience in the mountains.

The Kanin-Sella Nevea ski resort is very close to the small town of Bovec. It is one of the snowiest regions in Europe, about an hour away from Ljubljana, the capital of the country.

An avalanche safety course is the basis for any adventure in the back country. It is a great way to increase your safety, freedom and enjoyment in the mountains. The most important thing to learn when you find yourself in avalanche terrain is snow and terrain recognition.

We’ll dedicate the first part of the course to the following theoretical content:

  • Planning a ski trip
  • Snow conditions
  • Necessary equipment
  • Terrain reading
  • Safety protocols

The rest of the day will take place outdoors and you will put what you have learned in practice. We will do snow evaluation and then we will search using transceivers, shovel and probe. This training is a grea

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your safety in the backcountry. Just send me a request if you want to join me on this avalanche training and book your place! Check out my profile page to find great guided ski touring or freeriding trips.

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Price per person

Group of 1
290 EUR

Group of 2
160 EUR

Group of 3
120 EUR

Group of 4
90 EUR

Group of 5
90 EUR

Group of 6
90 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
 The price includes: Guiding fee -Transport to the start of the trip - Guide's expenses (ski pass, lunch). Not included in the price: Your ski pass and lunch.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



About the Guide


I am a UIAGM mountain guide, ski instructor and sports teacher and the current president of the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association.

I am still the only guide who can make a living working exclusively in Slovenia. I climb Triglav more than 25 times per year, which means I have climbed the most famous peak in my country over 200 times.

If you want to climb or ski in Slovenian mountains I am the right choice. I guide via ferrata, rock climbing, snow climbing, ice climbing, hikes, heliski, freeride skiing and ski touring.

Slovenia has good options for all of these activities, so you are welcome to take a look at my trips and find something for yourself. If you don't find anything let me know and I will see if I can help you!

I speak English. Ich sprache auch ein bischen Deutsch. Parla anche un pocho Italiano e abla tambien un po Espanol.

If I am not available to guide you, one of the super experienced guides in my team - Rok, Peter, Grega or Igor - will be your guide.



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What People are Saying about -Mitja Šorn Guiding Team


I had a fantastic time on this climb; it was pushing my limits but I felt well looked after by Marco, who was professional and friendly throughout the trip. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
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Jonah Darynt
We signed up for a winter climb of Triglav and a half-day of ice-climbing for my family of 4 (including 15 & 16 year old children). We achieved neither objective. We had travelled from Australia. We had previously winter-climbed Morocco\'s Mt Toubkal and we are an adventurous family, but are not mountaineers. The Triglav description stated it was technical but appropriate for beginners. The equipment list stated \'Shoes (high hiking boots recommended)\'. On booking, Mitja told me he was unavailable but that his colleague Luka would guide us. One week prior to the trip, I emailed expressing concerns with some of our footwear, as two of us did not have high hiking boots. We were willing to buy them and wanted to seek advice. The weather was looking stable, warm, and no snow had fallen for at least one week. Luka asked me to send photos of what footwear we had. I did that and he replied that none were suitable, and that we all needed 600 Euro mountaineering boots. I was surprised given the equipment list. Over the next few days he suggested the climb was quite technical and said things like \'Do you have any experience with this kind of mountaineering?\' I began to get nervous especially for my wife and daughter. I sought clarity but never really received it. Correspondence became patchy. New Years Eve was upon us and we still had no clarity, and shops were closing. Then climbing pants with ventilation were mentioned. At this point we were looking at spending upwards of $4000 AUD on equipment for a climb that might be beyond us. So we pulled the pin. Luka took us instead on a two day alpine trek and we achieved two summits near 2000m. It was pleasant. However we carried ice picks the entire time but never once took them off our packs (except for a brief lesson). At one point we traversed a 40-50 degree slope on crunching snow with a long fall - but for some reason our ice picks stayed attached to our packs. It was kind of scary. When he proposed a second, similar, traverse we declined and took a safer downhill route instead. The hut we stayed in, Lipanca Hut, was pleasant, warm and uncrowded. On the third day we were meant to go ice climbing however the facility was closed due to warm weather. Luka instead took us rock climbing which was good fun. My two comments, however, is that we all had to wear helmets the entire time but Luka did not; in my mind this is a failure in leading by example. Also we started with the hardest climb and worked towards the easiest; that\'s because the easier climbs were in use when we arrived, which would have been fine if it was explained to us but it wasn\'t until the end of the day. I struggled on the first climb but made it, however it left me feeling initially bad that I had struggled so much on what I expected to be a more gentle start. Anyway despite all that it was a pleasant 3 days. It was just not what we had signed up for.
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Stacey Amcveay

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