• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
    Easy
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Carpathian Mountains
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Description

Join me in this this Ski touring traverse of the Velka Fatra mountain range (Great Fatra).

Velka Fatra is a mountain range with soft lines of the main ridge, that make it very special. During this ski touring traverse we will discover a mountain range that does not receive many visitors. It has a low angle slope, beautiful nature, varying landscapes and views that take your breath away.

Especially because of the “friendly” terrain, this trip is very suitable for those mountain skiers who are still worried about the steep couloir in the High Tatras. Also, this 2-day tour is physically not as difficult as the High Tatras Haute Route.

Very comfortable accommodation in a mountain hotel right on the crest allows you to fully enjoy the atmosphere of this unique Slovak mountain range. Transportation during the trip combines car and local bus service, which can be a nice change.

I like to guide this special program for quiet relaxed atmosphere, low risk and a sense of solitude and space that we experience during the tour. I hope you’ll enjoy it with me. Your safety and satisfaction are my priority.

Do you find this trip interesting? Then please contact me! Please note that I can modify the program if you wish so. Another of my favourite ski touring trips in Slovakia is this one, check it out!

Itinerary

Day 0

Arrival

Transport to High Tatras (not included in the price – your personal decision). Meeting in High Tatras accommodation (B&B) in the evening. Control of equipment and discussing the details of the ski trip.

Day 1

Ski tour Ruzomberok - Smrekovica

Meeting in the morning. Transport to the Ruzomberok town by car. Ski tour from Ruzomberok to mountain hotel Smrekovica. Night in hotel.

Day 2

Ski tour Smrekovica - Turecká

Skitour from hotel Smrekovica to village Turecká. Transport by bus back to Ružomberok. Transport by car to High Tatras. Accommodation in B&B.

Price per person

1 Person750.00EUR
Group of 2430.00EUR
Group of 3330.00EUR
Group of 4280.00EUR
Group of 5240.00EUR
Group of 6220.00EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip

Other details

Meeting point

In the High Tatras accommodation (B&B).

Getting there
- By plane: The High Tatras has a small airport, Poprad-Tatry, which offers limited passenger air service depending on the season. The airport is located about 5km outside of town and is reachable by car or taxi (but not public transportation).
By train: Poprad is a major rail junction and ZSR state railroad train service is relatively frequent to and from Bratislava, Zilina, and Kosice. From Bratislava, the journey on an express train takes about 5 hours; from Zilina, 2 hours, and from Kosice, 2 hours. From Poprad station, the Tatra Electric Railroad runs directly to Stary Smokovec and Strbské Pleso, about 30 minutes to Starý Smokovec and 1 hour to Strbské Pleso. To reach Tatranská Lomnica, change trains in Stary Smokovec.
By car: Poprad lies on Slovakia's major east-west highway. The drive from Bratislava follows the Váh River north to Trencin and Zilina, before turning east. Some of the drive is along four-lane highway and takes about 4 hours. From Kosice, the drive is along mostly two-lane highway and takes about 2 hours.
By Bus: Bus service is frequent from Poprad to many regional cities and towns, including Bratislava, Kosice, and Levoca.

Accommodation

- B&B 2 nights
- Mountain hotel 1 night

More info

At the mountain hotel full board is included.

I will send a DVD of the trip to your home (included in the price).

Ski touring rental shops in High Tatras:
- http://www.sportrysy.sk/clanky/pozicovna-lyzi/
- http://www.galfy.sk/servis-pozicovna
I recommend to book the necessary equipment in advance. However if you have your own equipment and you are able to take it along, this is the best option.

Equipment: Backpack – waterproof (35 - 40L), Thermos – 1L, Sunglasse, Ski goggles, Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, Ski touring skis, Skins + wax (candle is enough), Skitouring crampons for skis (compatible), Collapsible ski poles, Little headlamp + spare batteries, Sunscreen 30 + Lipstick UV, Little personal first aid kit (blisters tape, Aspirin, etc), ID + money, Insurance for mountain rescue, Snacks, Cellphone, Ski touring boots, Warm socks , Polypropylen set (top + bottom), Polartec or fleece shirt (long sleeves), Polartec or Windstoper set (top + bottom), Goretex or another shell material set (top + bottom), Fleece or Windstoper gloves, Waterproof warm gloves, Warm hat + balaclava or mask, Down or Primaloft jacket, Light hut shoes for hotel (optional).

Disclaimer

You could modify the entire trip according to your individual requirements. Change may induce a change in prices.