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Kranjska Gora Valley 4-day guided Backcountry Skiing Trip

Come explore the Slovenian Kranjska Gora Valley with a guide from the Mitja Šorn Team. Stunning views, ski touring itineraries for all levels and tons to do in the area!


4 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




* Discover a local guide's favorite spots in the gorgeous Kranjska Gora Valley

* From easy to expert itineraries, there will be something for everyone!

* Try ice climbing or go for a hike if you feel like taking a day off

* Or even do some sightseeing in nearby Ljubljana or Bled


The Kranjska Gora Valley is the ultimate ski touring location! Located in the stunning Julian Alps of Slovenia, there are skiing itineraries for all levels and a wide variety of activities to enjoy if you feel like taking a day off from skiing.

Kranjska Gora is a great place to discover the alpine landscapes of Slovenia. A gorgeous lake, dozens of waterfalls and plenty of activities for all tastes and levels have turned this valley into one of the prime adventure tourism destinations in the country. 

From easy to expert ski touring itineraries , you’ll be spoilt for choice in this area. Vertical gain can go anywhere from 600-1500m and I will always find a fun run to ski back down into the valley.

These are some of the ski touring itineraries we could cover during our 4 days together:

  • Pod kriško steno: +1000m of altitude gain and 1 hour of skiing. An intermediate level itinerary which usually has some powder.

  • Kotovo sedlo: +1360m of altitude gain and 1.5 hours of skiing. Also intermediate level.

  • Triglavski dom Kredarica: +1640m of altitude gain and 1.5 hours of skiing. Skin up to the highest hut in Slovenia, just below Mount Triglav.

  • Dovška Baba: depending on snow conditions between 400-1000m of altitude gain and 1-2 hours of skiing time. Easy itinerary.

  • Begunjščica: +1000m of altitude gain and 1.5 hours of skiing. One of the best ski tours in the country, only suitable for experienced ski tourers.

And if after some challenging ski touring days you feel like carving some turns en piste, we could spend a day at the Kranjska Gora Ski Resort or drive to Vogel Ski Resort, just an hour away, for some fine off-piste skiing.

The valley also offers lots of other activities if you feel like taking your skis off for a day. We could hike to a nearby hut (depending on conditions, we might have to put snowshoes on), try some ice climbing in Ledno Plezanje or even climb Mount Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia and a national symbol.

If you are interested in doing some sightseeing, we could drive to Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana (45 minutes away) or Bled (30 minutes away), a charming mountain town with a stunning lake.

There are several nice hotels in the area, where you’ll be able to relax after some intense days of skiing. These are some of the ones I recommend:

Some of them have spas and, even if you are not staying in one of them, you can still pay an entrance fee and take advantage of the facilities.

The trip can be adjusted to your wishes and level. We could even go shorter or longer, depending on your availability. Price is on average 90 euros per person per day in a group of 6, and that includes guiding and transport. If your group is larger than 6, I can always bring another IFMGA guide from my team.

I’m a local guide and love sharing my home mountains and local culture with visitors. At the end of the day, your safety and satisfaction are my top priority!

Sounds like an ideal plan? It is! I love guiding in this area because of all the possibilities it offers. The idyllic setting of the Kranjska Gora Valley will make your trip truly unforgettable. Contact me and we’ll start planning your trip!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Not included in the price: accommodation, food, equipment and transfer from/to the airport


More info

I recommend you rent your equipment back home, as rental options are limited in Kranjska Gora.

Meeting point

You can fly in Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, or Venice, in Italy. Let me know if you want me to arrange a transfer for your group. This will cost around 100-150 euros for a group of 7. You can also rent a car. The Ljubljana airport is 65 km away from the Kranjska Gora Valley (around 50 minutes). The Venice airport is 230 km away (2.5 hours).

About the guide

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Mountain 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.


Slovenian | Italian | German | English



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What people are saying about -Mitja



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.



I had an absolutely amazing couple of days climbing Mount Triglav in winter and I can not thank my guide Mitja enough for making it such a great experience. His knowledge, experience, encouragement and enthusiasm made an ascent not only possible but also a pleasure. Triglav was incredible! The views from the summit were breathtaking, the National Park was beautiful, and I will be returning in the New Year. Thank you very much Mitja, thank you explore-share.



It was a great experience. My guide, Tadej was very accomplished and confident. I trusted him 100%. The interactions and communication were very professional. I would recommend explore share!



Igor was a fantastic guide, Martin joined us for the summit and was also joined. Would definitely recommend to a friend



Martin was an excellent guide, very friendly and knowledgeable, who recognised the clients capabilities and adjust the course Accordingly. I would highly recommend him and look forward to booking my next climb. Well done Martin 👏

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