Ski touring on the wild natural slopes of Soča Valley

Ski touring on the wild natural slopes of Soča Valley

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.




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:

  • Mountain Kobariški Stol,
  • Čisti vrh, starting point is only 15 minutes driving from Residence Soča,
  • Matajur near Kobarid,
  • Mangart Saddle

Ski touring classics in Soča Valley:

  • Mountain Mala Mojstrovka, starting point from Vršič Pass
  • Sleme,
  • Ridge of mountain Krn 

Demanding tours in Soča Valley:

  • Tour through Mlinarica, near Vršič Pass
  • Špička below mountain Jalovec, near Trenta
  • Through the remote valley of Bala (Bavšica valley, near Bovec)

Uršiči Pass, Kanin, Slovenia

Čisti vrh, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Mangart Saddle, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Kanin Ski Resort, Slovenia



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. 

When visiting the mountains, it is recommended that you hire a qualified guide and use the right equipment. 

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.

Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Igor Kremšer, your guide



Join Igor, a ZGVS-aspirant guide, for this scenic, fun and exciting half-day easy ski touring trip on and around Uršiči Pass, near Kanin. Enjoy the beautiful Slovenian scenery and take advantage of some easy ski touring terrains in this stunning part of the world.


  • Duration: 1/2 day

  • Price: from 93 eur per person

  • Private tour
  • Location: Julian Alps
  • Season: December – April
  • Condition: Fit
  • Suitable for beginners



  • Take in the stunning scenery in and around the Uršiči Pass
  • Enjoy some easy ski touring through the beautiful Julian Alps
  • Drink a nice hot beverage right at the start of the trip



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.

Join Igor, ZGVS-aspirant guide, for this scenic and exciting half-day ski touring expedition to the summit of Čisti vrh and back. Enjoy great views of some of Slovenia’s most iconic mountain peaks from the summit and make an incredibly exciting descent back down to the valley floor afterwards.


  • Duration: 1/2 day

  • Price: from 93 eur per person
  • Private tour
  • Location: Julian Alps
  • Duration: 1/2 Day
  • Season: Jan – Mar
  • Condition: Fit
  • Intermediate



  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Slovenian Julian Alps.
  • Summit Čisti vrh and get great views of other iconic Slovenian peaks from it.
  • Make a fun and exciting descent back down into the valley from the top.



Situated in the very northeastern corner of the Slovenian Julian Alps, Čisti vrh is the perfect mountain peak for a ski touring destination!

Serving as the perfect challenge for intermediate-level ski tourers, Čisti vrh also provides fantastic views out over various iconic Slovenian peaks from its summit, including Triglav, Kanjavec, Prisojnik and Bavški Grintavec. Starting from the Trenta valley, just above the village of Vrsnik, we will ascend up the peak via a snowy macadam road – mostly composed of stones and gravel. As we go, we’ll occasionally pass through stunning alpine forest scenery native to this incredible part of the world. Finally, the trees will begin to thin and we will arrive at a snowy plateau. From here, it’s just a short ascent before we arrive at the summit. After taking in the incredible views, the fun part of the trip begins. We will begin out descent along some of the same trails until we arrive back in the Trenta valley and return to the trailhead.

Join Igor, a ZGVS-aspirant guide, for this unforgettably fun, scenic and exciting 1-day ski touring ascent and descent from Mangart Saddle. Pass through forests, mountain pastures and streams en route to the crux of the saddle before racing back down into the valley below.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: from 93 eur per person
  • Private tour
  • Location: Julian Alps
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Season: Jan – Mar
  • Condition: Fit
  • Intermediate


  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Slovenian Julian Alps
  • Make a varied and beautiful ascent up to the Mangart Saddle
  • Enjoy a fun and thrilling descent back down into the valley


Sitting on Slovenia’s northwestern border with Italy, Mangart Saddle is a popular ski touring destination in one of the most interesting parts of the Julian Alps!

Our adventure in the Mangart and Ponc mountains begins from Bovec-Predel road. From here, we start by ascending along the road before branching off and heading through a mountain pasture along the righthand side of a stream. After awhile we will rejoin the road, staying on it intermittently and occasionally heading off into the wilderness. Finally, we will arrive at Mangart Saddle. From here, we will enjoy some stunning views of the Julian Alps in both Slovenia and Italy before beginning our descent back to the trailhead. Along with the views, the descent is the highlight of the trip. We will ski down various mountain passes and through some sparse forests before arriving back in the valley. Overall, the skiing is not too challenging and the views will be plenty rewarding!

Igor, a ZGVS mountain guide, will take you to explore the wonderful Kanin Ski Resort in the Julian Alps for as long as you like.


  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Price: from 93 eur per person
  • Private tour
  • Location: Julian Alps
  • Season: Jan – Apr, Dec
  • Condition: Fit
  • Dificulty: All Levels



  • Explore a stunning and unique ski resort
  • Ski the off-piste area of Slovenia’s highest ski resort
  • This is a custom-made trip just for you



Ready for a unique skiing adventure? Then follow me to explore the wonderful off-piste areas in the Kanin Ski Resort in the Julian Alps. Determine your goals, wishes and the amount of time you wish to spend in the mountains and I’ll organize the perfect trip for you and your group. The Kanin Ski Resort is no ordinary resort. It is Slovenia’s highest ski resort, connected to Sella Nevea, an Italian ski resort. With its characteristic alpine wilderness and Mediterranean light, it stands out from other nearby spots. Furthermore, its stone pillars and karst deserts make it a backcountry skiing paradise. This trip is ideal for both beginners and advanced skiers. If you prefer a one-day trip, we’ll explore the area through lifts or walking to the different pistes. If you’d like to stay longer in the area, I can organize a trip combining freeride skiing with ski touring in the resort. Whatever option you choose, I can guarantee this will be an unforgettable experience.

So send your request and get ready to enjoy the stunning Julian Alps. I can’t wait to show you this skiing paradise.

Join Igor, a ZGVS-aspirant guide, for this challenging, but fun, scenic and exciting 3-day ski touring traverse through Triglav National Park. Head from hut to hut throughout the national park, skiing up and down several summits and scenic mountain passes along the way.

  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Private tour
  • Location: JulianAlps
  • Season: Mar – May
  • Condition: Fit
  • Dificulty: Intermediate


  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Triglav National Park
  • Ski down the Triglav glacier along the way
  • Summit two separate mountain peaks, enjoying stunning views from each summit


Located in the northwestern corner of Slovenia, Triglav National Park is home to Slovenia’s only “back roads,” which make for quite the ski touring traverse!

Known as Triglavska magistrala, the tour of the entire circuit takes three days and brings us past all of this stunning national park’s most impressive scenery. Our adventure begins after we arrive at the hut Klementa Juga. From here, we will ski on to Krnsko Lake along a well-marked trail. After a quick break, we will continue on going toward Bogatinska vratca, passing many World War I ruins en route. From Bogatinska vratca, we will begin heading toward a peak called Lanževica. From the top of this mighty summit, we will enjoy some great views before skiing down to the Komna hut, where we will spend the night. Overall, expect to ski for 6 to 7 hours on this day.

On the second day, we begin our morning with an ascent toward Triglav hut. As we go, we will enjoy great views of the surrounding mountain scenery and lakes. From the Triglav hut, we will continue north to the Zasavska hut, where we will spend the night. Expect to ski for about 7 to 9 hours on this day.

On the final day of the trip, we will start with a quick ascent of Hribarica, where we will get more great views before descending on into the Velska Valley. We will proceed to cross the valley and ascend back up to Konjsko pass, where we will get more great views before descending down the Triglav glacier. This will be followed by our final ascent to the Stanič hut before we descend down to Krma and finish off the trip. Expect to ski for abut 7 to 9 hours on this day.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this scenic and exciting 3-day ski touring traverse of Triglav National Park!

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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.


As an alpinist, I love all disciplines that this sport covers. Due to my love of mountaineering, sport climbing, and downhill skiing, I have developed the desire to become a mountain guide so that I can show my favourite parts of the world to others too.

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Igor was a great guide. This was my first tour and he was very patient and very happy to pass on his considerable knowledge. Stunning surroundings and great snow made for a fantastic experience. Thanks!
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This was a great trip. It was challenging enough to be interesting but easy enough for all the family. The option of staying in the hut after lunch for those not wanting to do the summit worked well. Igor was great. thanks
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Igor did a great job, he helped me realize my dream. I am extremely grateful.


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: 

  • whirlpool bath and sauna, 
  • massages in the comfort of the apartment, 
  • sports gear rental (including trekking poles and electric bikes), 
  • help in organising extra activities.


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.

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