Massimo, IFMGA certified mountain guide, organized an exciting ski touring traverse of the Tatra range, going from hut to hut for 5 days.
The Tatra mountains are located at the border between Poland and Slovakia. They are a fantastic destination for ski touring, and I propose here to discover them from hut to hut during 5 wonderful days.
Although they don’t rise to high altitudes, they receive abundant snowfall. Therefore, skiers have a vast choice of varied routes of all difficulties, always with first-quality snow.
We will traverse the entire Tatra mountain range going from hut to hut. From west to east, we will ascend the most beautiful peaks, get to the highest passes, and enjoy wonderful descents to reward our hard work.
Zakopane is a city in southern Poland. Its location is great, right in the center of the Tatra mountain range. Zakopane is a perfect combination of a beautiful tourist destination and a place that maintains its local traditions. This is where our itinerary begins.
We will traverse the entire arch of the Polish Tatra mountain range, exploring the national park of the same name. The refuges along the route are guarded. We will cross large and gentle valleys, climb to steep ridges and enjoy breathtaking views.
In fact, you will see the progression of the views. Starting with the Tatra Bassi, facing west, with softer profiles. And the east side of the range is the High Tatras. Here, we will be able to leave our trace on some of the most characteristic trails of the region.
The daily altitude change is around 1000 meters. There are no glacial zones, so it is not necessary to have that prior experience. But you do need to have a high enough technical level and skiing experience to participate (comparable to BSA classified trips). Please ask me if you are in doubt.
In the itinerary below you will find more details about the objectives of the different days.
Tempted to traverse the Tatra mountains during 5 days on your skis and skins? Then wait no further, book this trip and we will start planning the details of this wonderful adventure! And for more unforgettable ski touring programs, have a look at this one at the Etna volcano.
Hotel in Zakopane (breakfast included) Hut in the mountains (half board)
We meet in Zakopane. Briefing in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight at a small town hotel.
We reach Siwa Polana by taxi. It is the entrance to the valley. We will then have the chance to climb the Grzes, Rakon, Wolowiec or Lopata. All the ascents are perfect as a warm-up, aprox 900m uphill, with a fantastic descent (5-6hs).
Following the northern shoulder of the Trzydniowianski Wierch, we will reach the summit to get to the Starorobocianska Valley. A short climb up to Siwa Przelecz, to then enjoy a fantastic descent to the hut, in the Schronisko na Hali Ornak forest.
We will go up to the Tomanova valley. After a short descent into the Slovak territory, we will climb Kondracka Kopa. From there the descent is exciting. We will reach the hut Schronisko na Kondratowej Hali, where we spend the night.
A short descent takes us to the cable car of Kasprowy Wierch. From there we descend to Schronisko Murowaniec to return the skins. Then we climb the Czarna Dolina Gasienicowa. After the lake, we will climb up to the Zawrat pass. Another beautiful descent takes us to the Schronisko w Dolinie Pieciu Stawow hut, where we will spend 2 nights.
D +600(and cablecar)/-1400m
On the last day we climb Gladka Prezelecz and cross the Zavory. A nice descent is followed by an ascent with skins to Wrota Chalubinskiego. Then we have the last descent, taking us to Schronisko Pieciu Stawow. From there we return to Zakopane.
We are inMont, a group of IFMGA Alpine Guides from Venezia Giulia Region.
We offer all range of mountain activities: mountaineering, rock to ice climbing, high mountains, ski mountaineering, expeditions in and outside Europe, and we organize courses.
We are Massimo Candolini, Guido Candolini, Gianni Dorigo and Andrea Fusari. In addition, some Alpine Guides of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region collaborate with us.
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Group of 1
|EUR 2939 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 1470 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 980 each|
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poor weather limited the experience. We had hoped for a guide more familiar with the area, our first and last night were in a remote place requiring an hours walk. We only learnt about this on the day of departure. otherwise no problems