DISCOVER THE FEELING OF INFINITE FREEDOM
After selecting the ideal day and taking advantage of favorable snowy conditions, preparing all necessary equipment, the question remains: where to go for a ski tour? Explore some of the most popular destinations you can visit under the guidance of guide Igor Kremšar.
DURATION: 1/2 day
DIFFICULTY: easy ski touring
FITNESS LEVEL: Fit – suitable for beginners
Situated on Slovenia’s northwestern border with Italy, the Uršiči Pass at Kanin is the ideal ski touring destination! Starting from Sella Nevea, we will take a ski lift up to the Gilbert Hut at 1,850 meters (6,070 feet), where we will enjoy a hot beverage before heading out onto the slopes, where the real fun will begin.
From the hut, we will make a quick descent into the Bela peč pass, before crossing the small alpine valley and ascending the other side. From here, we will turn south and continue on through the valley, enjoying the stunning scenery as we go, until we arrive at a ridge.
We will then ascend up to the ridge and follow it west before making another 50 meter (165 foot) ascent up to a scenic overlook, from which we will have breathtaking views farther north into the Julian Alps.
After taking in the view, we will make one of various descents back toward the Gilbert Hut and continue on from there back into the valley from which we started.
My name is Igor Kremšer, and I am an international mountain guide licensed by the IFMGA.
My mountaineering career has taken me to the Andes, the Himalayas, and China. Additionally, we were nominated for a golden ice ax with our fellow climbers for climbing Xulian Feng in China.
It’s hard to resist the pure white embrace of cream-peaked mountains. Skiing through the unbroken snow cover brings the feeling of endless freedom. As adrenaline rushes through your veins, you feel an indescribable peace and a profound connection with nature. There is nothing like the magic of ski touring.
The Soča Valley is located in the mighty Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park. It is an excellent starting point for ski mountaineering and ski-touring expeditions. With its diversity, Soča Valley offers a diverse selection of ski touring destinations of various difficulties during the ski season.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOUR FOR YOUR SKILLS
The Soča Valley is attractive both for off-piste skiers who are still getting to know this sport and experienced off-piste skiing masters.
The king of ski touring in Soča Valley is Krn, which is practically accessible throughout the winter. Another one is Kanin, which is accessed via Kanin cable car. Those two are a destination for gourmet ski touring. The downhill ski tour from Kanjavec is intended for demanding lovers of remote slopes in the center of the Triglav National Park. Meanwhile, Bavški Grintavec reveals the true face of Trenta’s winter beauty to all adventurers.
More accessible tours in Soča Valley:
Ski touring classics in Soča Valley:
Demanding tours in Soča Valley:
Uršiči Pass, Kanin, Slovenia
Čisti vrh, Julian Alps, Slovenia
Mangart Saddle, Julian Alps, Slovenia
Kanin Ski Resort, Slovenia
SKI TOURING SHOULD BE SAFE
As conditions on mountain slopes can change rapidly, please pay special attention to the weather forecast, the risk of avalanches and sunshine in the spring months. Above all, do not overestimate your skills and abilities. Always head to the mountains well-equipped.
The best way to enjoy ski touring is with an experienced certified guide, especially if you have little experience and are unfamiliar with the terrain. Local guides, who know the terrain well, will help you evaluate which tour skiing tour is right for you. In addition, a good guide can improve your ski touring skills on icy terrains.
The Residence Soča complex includes 19 above-standard apartments, where tradition goes hand-in-hand with comfort. Enjoy an exceptionally relaxing experience after a day in the mountains:
Our apartments are designed in the respect of the unspoiled nature of the Triglav National Park and the cultural heritage of the surrounding area. Stylishly furnished, bright rooms will give you a very cosy feeling, while the awe-striking views of the Julian mountains will inspire you to enjoy new adventures in the Alps every step of the way.