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Type of Trip
I invite you to a once in a lifetime adventure: heliskiing in Mount Stol (2236 m), the highest peak in the Karavanke region, located in the border between Slovenia and Austria.
Due to its altitude, this mountain is ideal for heliskiing. From all the routes to go down Mt. Stol, I will take you to the valley of Bodental in Austria. This route offers a great snow quality, because it receives shelter from the sun and wind. In fact, you can find very good snow even days after the last snowfall.
Mount Stol has 1200 altitude meters of terrain with options for both demanding and easy going skiers. You can also practice snowboarding. In addition to this, you get to enjoy the wonderful surroundings and stay far from crowds on unexplored slopes.
One of the main advantages of helicopter drop-offs is you are not going to feel tired from hiking uphill and you’ll forget about chairlifts.
I am an IFGMA mountain guide and also an expert freerider. During this 1-day adventure, I will explain the basic helicopter procedures and how to use an avalanche safety gear. Besides, I’ll take you off piste skiing to amazing areas, where you will be able to improve your skiing skills.
In case you are a group of professional skiers and you want to film or just do something else, I can help you arrange a program according to your wishes.
ABOUT THIS TRIP
Our starting point will be an Airfield in Lesce, 5 kilometers away from the Slovenian town of Bled. We’ll start in the morning, although the helicopter ride will depend on the weather conditions for the day. Fog and wind are the most decisive factors.
In the helicopter hangar we’ll talk about safety procedures and prepare our gear. Moreover, we’ll learn the basic facts of avalanche safety equipment. Finally, we’ll fly up to Mount Stol. The helicopter ride will take from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the group.
Once in the summit, we’ll have a few options for descent. I will choose the best line depending on snow and weather conditions. I will also determine the variations you will be able to take, according to your skills. The descent will take between 2.30 hours and 4 hours.
We’ll ski down to a nice touristic farm, where we’ll relax and have something to drink and eat before heading back with a van. The way back will take about 40 minutes.
Depending on the size of the group, this whole trip will take from 6 to 8 hours.
Please contact me if you want to be a part of this amazing adventure. I will be happy to show you some great spots in Mount Stol.
Price per person per day
- Guiding fee
- Half-board meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Heliski drop(s)
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
The following things are also included in the price:
-Basic avalanche safety equipment
-Drink and traditional snack after the descent
-Transfer back from Austria to the starting point.
About the Guide
I grew up in Slovenia with Julian Alps as my backyard. Expeditions to Himalaya started when I was 17, started steep skiing at 15, climbing big walls at 13 and it was a natural progression to BASE jump and to become a mountain guide- a job that feeds my soul. I have been to several climbing expeditions to Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Tibet, Nepal and India.
I'm an IFMGA qualified mountain guide as well as an instructor for future guides, ski instructor, certified helicopter operator and a Heli Ski guide. Although my work took me all over the world my favorite place is still in the Julian Alps. Sharing the hidden places in my Home Mountains with my clients, guiding and teaching them to explore on their own is has been my biggest passion for the past few years.
Mountains are my passion. Winter or summer, climbing, flying through the air or skiing, it doesn't matter to me if I am guiding or having fun with friends. I simply get spaced out when I am in the mountains. Guiding for me is not a job - it is a state of mind and a lifestyle.
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