A four-day ski touring expedition across the Julian Alps
We are proudly announcing our new winter product: Juliana SkiTour - a four-day ski touring expedition across the Julian Alps.
- Total length: 52 km
- Total height difference: 4.367 m ascents, 4.891 m descents
- Total number of stages: 4 stages (2 choices for each stage)
- Average stage length: 13 km, 5-6 hours
The Juliana SkiTour is not one long connected tour, but rather a sum of four different ski tours. The four stages with all the necessary transfers take us on a ski touring adventure across the whole area of the Julian Alps; from Kranjska Gora on the north side, all the way to Tolmin on the south side. The tour can also be done in the opposite direction.
Each of the four stages has two options to make it easier to adapt to the actual conditions in nature. The basic idea of this tour is a ski touring adventure where you do not need to sleep in cold bivouac shelters high in the mountains but return to the valley every day where you can have a warm shower, a comfortable bed and a decent dinner.
This way, an extraordinary winter adventure becomes more accessible to a wider circle of mountain visitors in the winter, even to the less experienced tour skiers if they set off with a qualified guide.
THE JULIAN ALPS BOOKING CENTRE
Soča Valley Tourist Board
Rupa 17, Bovec
T: +386 (0)5 30 29 643
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM IS OUR CHOICE
Snow-capped mountains can be reached on skis without ski lifts or artificial snow which interfere negatively with the environment. Our community within the Julian Alps believes that the green path is the one that will help us protect and preserve the exceptional natural and cultural values of this fragile environment, as well as present it to visitors in the right way.
Most of the Julian Alps are within the protected area of the Triglav National Park. The purpose of the park is to preserve the abundance of natural resources and cultural heritage for posterity. Therefore, rules of conduct have been established in the park, which we are obliged to respect. Most of the Juliana Ski Tour runs through the park. The described paths try to avoid the quiet zones that the animals in the park need in order to survive the winter. Do not go into the quiet zones to disturb the animals. It is your duty to adhere to the corridors described and to contribute to the preservation of the wonderful creatures that adorn our planet.
JULIANA SKITOUR STAGES
1. KRNICA–POD KRIŠKO STENO–KRNICA (195O m ~ 9,8 km)
A great ski tour, surrounded by a precipitous rock faces on the north side, where powder is often found; not very common occurrence in the Julian ...
1A. PLANICA–KOTOVO SEDLO–PLANICA (23OO m ~ 16,4 km)
Kotovo sedlo is the saddle beneath Jalovec, one of the most stunning peaks of the Julian Alps, which adorns the symbol of the Mountaineering ...
2. VRŠIČ–NAD ŠITOM GLAVA–VRŠIČ (2O87 m ~ 2,9 km)
A shorter but beautiful and scenic ski tour above Vršič, unjustly underrated compared to the much more visited neighboring Mala Mojstrovka.
2A. VRŠIČ–VELIKA MOJSTROVKA–VRŠIČ (2366 m ~ 7,5 km)
Velika Mojstrovka is a classic tour that offers all the features of a good ski tour: a steep ascent where winter mountaineering skills must already ...
3. LEPENA–LANŽEVICA–SAVICA (2OO3 m ~ 21,1 km)
A connecting tour from the Soča Valley to Bohinj is not exactly the first choice if you are seeking speed and sharply cut turns. But it is a great ...
3A. ZADNJICA–KANJAVEC–STARA FUŽINA (2569 m ~ 24,7 km)
Kanjavec is a great ski tour, from whichever side you climb it. Not considering the extreme alpine descents, Kanjavec is the highest Slovenian ...
4. SKI HOTEL–VOGEL–PLANINA RAZOR (1922 m ~ 11 km)
Tura vključuje vzpon na Vogel, razgledni hrib, po katerem se imenuje smučarski center, in spust na primorsko stran. Če je dan lep in vidljivost ...
4A. SKI HOTEL–RUŠNATI VRH–PL. RAZOR (1915 m ~ 1O,8 km)
The descent from the saddle below Rušnati vrh offers great alpine skiing. The beginning of the descent is very steep. However, the end of the slope ...
WINTER MOUNTAIN SAFETY
In winter, the mountains are the most beautiful, the most pristine, and also the most challenging. The mountain huts are closed, the trails are hidden deep beneath the snow, the inhabited valleys are far away. So prior knowledge of the winter mountain world is crucial.
The Juliana SkiTour is a ski trip designed for experienced, as well as physically fit and well-prepared mountaineers. Touring skiers without proper experience should not go into this demanding mountain world on their own. They should hire a licensed mountain or hiking guide to take them safely to their desired destination.
In addition to ski touring equipment - adjustable skis, bindings, ski boots, ski crampons, and skins - every tour also requires complete winter mountaineering equipment - suitable clothing, ice axe and crampons - as you never know what conditions you will encounter on the way. In the event of an accident, your ski partner’s help is the most valuable. The avalanche trio - an avalanche beacon, an avalanche probe and a snow shovel - are always a mandatory component of the ski touring equipment.
Do not set off if the weather forecast is bad and in unstable snow conditions. Always monitor and respect the reports on the snow condition and avalanche danger at http://vreme.arso.gov.si/plazovi.
In the event of an accident, call 112.