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8-Day ski touring program in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

8-Day ski touring program in the Julian Alps, Slovenia
8-Day ski touring program in the Julian Alps, Slovenia
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8-Day ski touring program in the Julian Alps, Slovenia
8-Day ski touring program in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

Take this unique opportunity to go ski touring on some of the Julian Alps' best attractions and spots, with Klemen, IFMGA certified mountain guide

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Julian Alps

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Fit

Advanced


Description

If you are looking for a perfect week in the Julian Alps this winter, this program might just be exactly what you need! Join me for an 8-day ski touring program, to the best spots, ascents and sites on this Southern Limestone Alps range.

This part of the Slovenian Alps offers amazing winter sports possibilities, and great itineraries. On this program, I will take you to some of its very best attractions.

To begin with, I will meet you at the Ljubljana airport to transfer to the beautiful village of Kranjska Gora. This is where our hotel for all 8 days, the Pri Martinu Inn, is located. Each day we will depart from here to the different point in our itinerary (see day-by-day details below).

Among the main attractions and challenges in this program are:

  • An ascent to Monte Lussari, and the Cima del Cacciatore

  • Climbing Slemenova Spica from the Vrsic pass

  • A 1000 m descent to Planica

  • A descent from the biggest ski resort in the Julian Alps, Sella Nevea – Kanin

  • A short skin/climb to the “Window” in Mont Prestreljenik

  • Climbing Mt Sija

  • An off-piste skiing morning at Vogel

  • A full day full ski touring to the Fussine Lakes and the Mangart saddle 

  • And a full day ski touring in the majestic Mt Mala Mojstrokva, a classic and beautiful mountain

This estimated itinerary is subject to changes depending on snow and weather conditions and further recommendations.

We will also have time to taste the traditional Jota, a typical Slovenian cabbage dish, and an amazing apple strudel, at the wonderful Tamar hut.

Private group tours for 4 to 6 guests are available on request from mid-January until April.

Ready for this 8-Day ski touring program in the Julian Alps? Request your booking! Check out other winter options in this area like: the Julian Alps 5 Day guided ice climbing program, and the Snowshoeing in the Julian Alps program. If you are planning to come here over the summer instead, try for example the Rock climbing day for beginners in Mt Mala Mojstrokva.

Prices per person

Group of 3

EUR 800 Each

Group of 4

EUR 600 Each

Group of 5

EUR 500 Each

Group of 6

EUR 450 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Only the guiding fee is included.

Hotel Pri Martinu, half board, twin rooms: €55 (per person, per day) - Single room occupancy is limited and where available, it will have additional charges. Request more info for details.

Transfers to and out Kranjska Gora are not included (those at the beginning and the end of the program).


Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday

  • Arrival in Ljubljana

  • Transfer to Kranjska Gora

  • Welcome meeting with the guides: kit check and itinerary revision for the following days

  • Overnight at the Pri Martinu Inn

Day 2: Sunday

  • 15 minute drive to Tarviso, Italy

  • Ascent to Monte Lussari (on cable car)

  • Ascent to the Cima del Cacciatore (1.30 h)

  • Lunch at the Rifugio Pri Juretu (hut)

  • Skiing descent

  • Return to hotel in Kranjska Gora

  • Maximum gradient (in ascent/descent): 40°
    Total elevation gain/loss: 500m/1500m

Day 3: Monday

  • Drive to the Vrsic pass

  • Climb up to Slemenova Spica (90 minutes) for the 1,000 descent to Planica

  • Lunch at the “Tamar” hut

  • Return to hotel in Kranjska Gora

  • Maximum gradient (in ascent/descent): 40°
    Total elevation gain/loss: 400m/1000m

Day 4: Tuesday

  • Drive to Sella Nevea – Kanin (40 minutes)

  • Ascent to the Prevala saddle (cable car)

  • Ski descent to Krnica, “B” station

  • Return to Kanin

  • Short skin/climb to the “Window” in Mont Prestreljenik

  • Ski descent back to Sella Nevea

  • Return to hotel in Kranjska Gora

  • Maximum gradient (in ascent/descent): 45°
    Total elevation gain/loss: 300m/2200m

Day 5: Wednesday

  • Drive to Bohinj (50 minutes)

  • Ascent to Vogel (cable car) – Off piste skiing morning in this area

  • Climb to Mt Sija

  • Return to the cable car

  • Return to hotel in Kranjska Gora

  • Maximum gradient (in ascent/descent): 40°
    Total elevation gain/loss: 200m/1400m

Day 6: Thursday

  • Full day ski touring to the Fussine Lakes and the Mangart saddle

  • Return to hotel in Kranjska Gora

  • Maximum gradient (in ascent/descent): 35°
    Total elevation gain/loss: 1100m/1100m

Day 7: Friday

  • Drive to the trailhead on the Vrsic pass (15 minutes)

  • Full day’s ski touring to Mt Mala Mojstrokva:

    • Ski descent to Drevesnica

    • Short skin back to Vrsic pass

  • Return to hotel in Kranjska Gora

  • Maximum gradient (in ascent/descent): 35°
    Total elevation gain/loss: 1000m/1000m

Day 8: Saturday

  • Return to the Ljubljana Airport

  • Optional: sightiseeing in Ljubljana if time allows it, depending on the flights

  • End of program

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotel Pri Martinu in Kranjska Gora

Meeting point

Ljubljana airport or Hotel Pri Martinu in Kranjska Gora

About the guide

IFMGA Mountain Guide
I was born in Jesenice on 25.03.1967. I’m based in Gozd Martuljek in the Julian Alps, Slovenia. I qualified as an IFMGA Mountain Guide in 2003 and I was President of the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association from 2009-2013. I’ve loved the mountains for as long as I can remember. It started in primary school when I was in the local mountaineering club. In high school I started climbing. Later I joined the mountain rescue team in Kranjska Gora and I have been a member of the rescue team since 1994. I’ve been guiding for the past 11 years in the Alps and all around the world. Each year I usually guide for about 150 days.
Alongside my work, my family (wife, 2 children), travel and mountain photography are my passions.
- Guiding skills: rock climbing, climbing routes, touring ski, ice climbing, winter climbing.
Since 2005 I’m sponsored by Montura and last 6 years I’m skiing on Elan skies.

Languages

Slovenian | German | English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

Gozd Martuljek, Slovenia


What people are saying about Klemen Gricar

Koen Willemse

5.00

August, 2020

I really want to thank Klemen Gricar to take a lot of time for our two children of 8 years and 10 years. He had all the appropiate gear with him, provided a lot of safety measurements and took his time to explain and help them for their first 'climbing and via Ferrata experience'. They liked it so much that they wanted to do it immediately again.

roberto vitorino

5.00

May, 2019

We would like to thank you very much, for the patience and great efforts of Mr. Klemen with our kid. It was a great experience.

Liam McGarry

5.00

October, 2017

Klemen is an excellent guide, with an intuitive feel for the mountains. He speaks several languages and his skills and experience are second to none. He first climbed Triglav when he was 7 and has over 40 years experience in Mountains, including 15 years in Mountain Rescue. You could not be in sounder, safer or better hands. Klemen brought my wife and I up Triglav in one day, we stayed the night in the Kredarica hut and went down the next morning. We’re not experienced climbers but are reasonably fit. Many people had told us that it was too windy, too cold to go up the mountain. Because of this, we wanted an experienced guide. Unless you’re a very experienced climber, I wouldn’t recommend going beyond the hut in any weather. It is exciting, scary at times and challenging… but it is so incredibly worth it, without a doubt the highlight of our holiday and year. We learned so much and have amazing memories! Klemen emailed us in advance to check we had the right gear and met us in Mojstrana (we had a rental car and it was easy to find & leave the car). He provided us with crampons, because he sensed they would be useful in the conditions. Many people didn’t have them, but we were very grateful we did. This is just one example of how well he understood the Mountain and how extra prepared he was. He brought us up quickly through the forests and highlighted the best place to get water and take photographs. He suggested when to add layers, and taught us many tips for walking, hiking and scrambling. At the hut, he acted as translator, ensured we got food and that my wife and I had a room to ourselves. Klemen brought us up the Triglav late afternoon, he ensured we had the right gear and tied rope round us and made sure we had the crampons on right. We had a harness on but didn’t use in the end, as we didn’t need to and we moved quicker without it. He kept pushing us, which was a good thing and took some photos along the way to help us remember the occasion. He would teach us the right way to do things, and ensured even we we felt challenged we were always safe. After descending, which is tricky too for novices, he went back to make sure people still on the mountain got down safe as it was getting dark. Klemen is fit, and will be able to match any pace you can go. He’s happy to answer questions and can alter the route as required (we went down the mule route for parts to avoid scrambling sections). On the morning, when we saw people climbing up Triglav we noted how the conditions were different and how tricky it would have been to pass other groups. We were very glad to have climbed it the day before, plus it made the evening a lot more relaxing and allowed a few celebratory beers. Klemen even brought us for tea/coffee after we got to the bottom and had lent me mountain boots as well as providing tape, after I had got blisters from walking. Unless you’re familiar with climbing Triglav, I would definitely recommend a guide. You get so much more out of it, learning and adventure wise, but mostly safety wise. Talking to Klemen you realise how experienced he is in terms of climbing, how much he loves the mountains, how he’s taught his kids climbing and skiing, and how well he is respected. Klemen knows many mountains well, especially the Alps (climbed Mount Blanc over 60 times). Triglav is spectacular, and we’d definitely recommend getting a guide and there’s no better guide than Klemen. ps we looked at a few providers, and Explore Share were not only best value (price wise) but they were also great at keeping in touch and re-assuring us that we could make it to the top. A great service. Thanks




 

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