Follow IFMGA local mountain guide Rok Zalokar in an exciting freeride skiing program in Vogel, one of the top ski resorts in Slovenia.
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Vogel is a ski resort at the heart of the Julian Alps, lying inside Triglav National Park. It’s high above Lake Bohinj, the largest natural lake in Slovenia, offering some stunning views.
But Vogel is also famous for having the best snow conditions in the country. This is because the Julian Alps are the most easterly part of the Alps, just above the Adriatic Sea and therefore they are the first mountains in the range to receive great amounts of snow.
Actually, the normal ski season in Vogel goes from December until the end of April. An interesting fact? As it is inside a national park, artificial snow-making is not allowed, so all the snow you are going to see is real!
It’s worth pointing out, Vogel is one of the highest resorts in Slovenia, with slopes up to 1800 m.
I strongly recommend it for those who want to start practicing freeride skiing. It’s perfect for beginners, as it has many untracked terrain and great mountain lines to ski.
However, it also offers some interesting slopes for intermediate skiers looking for challenges.
If you want, I can include heliskiing and organize a private program for your group.
Please contact me if you are planning to go skiing in Vogel. I will help you make a program according to your wishes. I grew up in the Julian Alps, so I’ll be glad to show you the best spots in this place!
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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Rok was an amazing guide. He showed us an amazing place to climb and really pushed us to our limit. Highly recommend!
Hey Rok & Dejan, Thanks for taking us out to Bellevue. We had a great time and enjoyed the drinks and conversation after. We’re off to do some bouldering in Trenta per your recommendation, and are inspired to hit the outside even more when we’re back home. Hope to come back to Slovenia one day. Maybe we’ll see you in Metelkova tomorrow, Dejan. Best, Andrew
This rating is for Igor Kremser, who ended up guiding our group. He did an amazing job and made everyone feel comfortable climbing to the peak. He also took great pictures along the way and shared them with us. All in all, a fantastic experience!
We enjoyed our trip immensely. Highly recommend Rok Zalokar as as guide. Very knowledgeable and patient with our group of climbers.
Weather was turning so we decided to push to the summit in one day...8.5 hours from Krma valley, up to hut, up to summit, back to hut. Rok is so great! I like a guide who moves fast. Thank you!!!!
I booked the "Ski touring up to Kredarica hut" tour in February, right in the middle of a Slovenian winter. Although, I stay fit all year long, but the "alpine fit" is a different level of fitness, and the trip had proved that I am over confident about my fitness. Despite, the ascent during the winter is very physical demanding, it is quite fun to do it in the winter even without reaching to the hut or the peak. The view of Mt. Triglav and the valley is quite spectacular. Lupe is a great tour guide, very capable with tons of patient. Petra, the trip coordinator, is also very friendly and helpful who actively offer useful tips and insights about travelling in Slovenia and Balkan region
Absolutely incredible trip. Rok knows exactly where the best snow is and will go out of his way to ensure you push yourself whilst staying safe. I couldn't recommend it enough.
It was an amazing trip and Rock was a wonderful guide. There was a difficult situation because of storm but everybody felt very safe thanks to Rock and his experience.
We were four guys and enjoyed the trip very much. Beautiful scenery and the guide took good care of us and we felt safe all the way to the top and back.
Juliet & Jamie
Our climb with Rok was awesome. He adjusted the plan because weather conditions weren't great for multi-pitching so we went to a nearby crag and did mostly sports routes but also had the chance to try a bit of trad climbing as well. He chose good routes for us which were at the right level - challenging but enjoyable. He made the effort to incorporate teaching on climbing technique and technical skills like setting up a belay point. Jamie and I really enjoyed hanging out with Rok, who shared his passion for climbing with us, and was super helpful in giving us advice for climbing we could do during the rest of our stay in Slovenia. So glad we found you guys! Best wishes
I had an awesome time going up Mt Triglav with Rok! He was super friendly and made the hike all the better. Both the guide and the ascent were a 5 out of 5!
My ascent of Mt Triglav with Rok went very well. The group reached the summit successfully. It was the right decision to go for it on the same day that we had walked up to the hut. I felt safe all of the time with Rok and I would look forward to climbing with him again sometime in the future. The other members of the group were very pleasant company.
Thank you Rok, for an amazing climb up the northern wall of Triglav. Breathtaking scenery, great company and most importantly world class guidance which made the difficulties seem easy. A memory for life!
We had a fantastic experience with Rok. We booked a 2 day trip to climb Mt. Triglav in June, 2015. The first 2/3rds of the ascent were pretty easy. During this part Rok was less of a technical guide, but was very valuable in setting a good pace to reach our hut on time, knowing when to stop for rests, knowing where the next mountain spring was to refill our water, and providing us with some information about the social history of the area, and some natural history about the mountains and forests we were walking through. It really increased my appreciation for the area and helped me enjoy the trek that much more. On the second day we climbed to the summit, and this is where Rok's experience and guidance proved invaluable. The trail led us along numerous ridges, with shear vertical drops on either side, and near vertical climbs up shear rock faces, some with, and some without a via ferrata to tie off to. I found it quite nerve-wracking, and would not have been able to do it alone. Rok was very calm and reassuring the entire time, giving gentle reassurance and encouragement, which really helped. In addition, he took our safety very seriously which gave me the confidence to continue to the summit. The landscape and scenery around Mt Triglav is absolutely stunning - I have a fantastic time, and would not have been able to enjoy it (or complete the trek even) without the help and guidance of Rok - he really does rock (I've been waiting this whole review to squeeze in that pun). I could highly recommend Rok and Vertical Adventures to anyone looking to do some exploring and adventuring in Slovenia.
Luisa Fernanda Lund
We had a great ski touring experience! Well planned, brilliant and nice guides - an awesome and recommendable company for everyone interested in adventures and life-long memories.
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