February 6, 2018

SKI TOURING IN BOHINJ

The mountains in Bohinj offer the best possibilities for ski touring in Slovenia.

The ski touring season can last from December to May, if the weather conditions are suitable. For the best possible experience we recommend you to hire an experienced guide.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SITES FOR SKI TOURING

Some tours are easier (Rodica, mountains around the Pokljuka plateau, some tours on Mt Komna), and basic skiing knowledge is quite sufficient if you are joined by an appropriate guide and if you ski in good weather conditions; however, there are also some extremely demanding ski tours possible.

The best ski tour in the lower Bohinj mountains is most certainly to Mt Rodica. The surroundings of Mt Vogel also offer great opportunities for ski touring. Mt Komna as a ski touring paradise is quite popular in Slovenia and around the world, and recently, skiers also found some great terrain on the Fužinarske planine pastures.

Bohinj also offers the most popular and the longest ski tour in the entire Julian Alps – a tour that starts on Mt Kanjavec and ends in Stara Fužina village. It encompasses 2000 m elevation and is 15 km long.

ORGANISED SKI TOURING IN BOHINJ

  • Easy tour for beginners: 49 € per person
    (4 to 6 persons), difference in altitude: 800 m, duration: 4 hours
  • Moderate tour: 67 € per person
    (2 to 4 persons), difference in altitude: 1100 m, duration: 6 hours
  • Ski touring equipment rental:  
    25 € for one day, 138 € for a week

Prices are informative. Please contact the provider for details: Alpe d.o.o.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SAFELY ENJOY IN SKI TOURING IN BOHINJ?

  • Choose a tour that suits your level of knowledge and experience
  • Choose a tour that suits your current physical condition
  • Use only winter attire and equipment
  • Some mountaineering experience and winter equipment are required (ice pick, crampons, avalanche transceiver etc.)
  • Knowing the area is highly recommended

WARNINGS

  • If you doubt any of the conditions for a safe ski tour, then do not go ski touring without an experienced guide
  • We recommend experienced skiers, who do not known the mountains in this area, to hire a guide
  • Prior to each ski tour carefully follow weather forecasts and hazards of snow slides

SNOW SLIDE DANGER IN THE AREA OF TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK

The levels of danger base on the European 5-level danger scale. The data about the danger of snow slides are only informative. The data have been obtained in the field from automatic meteorological stations and Triglav National Park supervisors.

TRADITIONAL SKI TOUR FROM MT RODICA

Each year, you can attend the traditional ski tour from Mt Rodica (which is the most popular mountain in the Bohinj and Tolmin mountain range). This organised downhill tour is an exceptional experience, spiced up by the ski team with traditional specialties: entry in the mountain book, medal, offer in Anžlinov stan hut, socialising and enjoying in the warm winter sun.

See some photo footage of ski tours from Mt Rodica:

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