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Kranjska Gora Valley 4-day guided Backcountry Skiing Trip

Backcountry skiing above the clouds in Slovenia
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Hut to hut ski touring in Triglav

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!

Private

Julian Alps

4 Days

Jan - Apr, Dec

Intermediate


Highlights

* 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

Description

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


Details

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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-Mitja

4.70

(252)

Mountain Guide

I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide, ski instructor, and sports teacher.

I believe guides do their best job when they guide in the mountains they are most familiar with. That is one of the biggest reasons why I specialize in guiding in Slovenia. I climb Triglav more than 25 times per year, which means I have climbed the most famous peak in my country around 400 times.

If you want to climb or ski in the Slovenian mountains, I am the right choice. I guide via ferrata, rock climbing, snow climbing, ice climbing, hikes, freeride skiing, and ski touring. Most of my summer work involves climbing Triglav, and most of my winter work involves Triglav and ski touring around it.

Slovenia offers 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 spreche auch ein bisschen Deutsch. Parlo anche un po' di Italiano e hablo también un poco de Español.

If I am not available to guide you, one of the super experienced guides in my team will be your guide.

Languages

Slovenian | Italian | German | English

Certificates

ZGVS | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about -Mitja

David

5.00

The tour exceeded our expectations in terms of wilderness, adventure, variety of terrain, views and being almost alone in this great national park. Mitja is a fantastic guide with exceptional knowledge of the Julian Alps, how to navigate all the risks and where to find great snow conditions. I have done many adventures and this has been one of the best.

Sofi

5.00

We booked a weekend trip to summit the Triglav. Mitja was very kind and helpful from the start (even before the trip, he was very responsive and helpful through e-mail). We were kindly picked up early in the morning and brought back the second day. Mitja was very communicative from the start, checking in if we we're doing okay and if the pace was good and answering all our questions. We could tell that Mitja had a lot of experience in the mountains and as a guide, which made us feel comfortable and safe from the start. It was great to have two guides at the summit as we we're a group of three. This was our first experience summiting in the winter and it was a great one. Thank you so much Mitja and team for making this amazing experience possible!

Martin

5.00

Mitja was an amazing guide and especially a great companion on this tour. Mitja was easy to communicate with when planning the trip, well reflected about conditions and honest about best possibilities on how to spend these days in Slovenia. Mitja is a caring character giving all of us a feeling of beeing welcome on the tour. He adjusts his walking & skiing to group capabilities and is flexible with any planning - you get the feeling that it is "your tour". He knows the terrain extremely well and will share a lot of information about the surroundings. He took us to amazing sunsetting spots just next to Triglav Mountain for a last decent of the day and is only one of two guides having stored equipment in the remote mountain hut in the middle of Triglav National Park. Mitja is fun and communicative and easy to get a connection with. However he also leaves space for any character and does not try to "entertain" continuously which we highly appreciated. We can absolutely recommend and to reach out to Mitja for any trip in the Alps and in Triglav National Park especially. All the best from Germany, Lukas & Martin

HIU

5.00

Actually, due to the weather conditions, there are no ice for climbing. Mitja was very nice to offer us other options. We chose hiking in snow near Vogel instead. Mitja was very nice and professional. He provide sufficient gears and useful advice. Walking in snow was hard to balance, and the wind was very strong upside. But the view was magnificent and worthy. It was a very unique experience!

Lourenco

5.00

Mitja is a great guide! Knows the mount by heart! It was the best mountain experience of my life, thank 🙏🏻


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