Vršič is a mountain pass that allows for a very comfortable entrance into the Julian Alps. The drive takes you up to 1611 m where 2000 m peaks are towering close by. Due to its easy access and stunning views, Mala Mojstrovka is undoubtedly the most visited peak above the pass, both in the summer and in the winter. For Mala Mojstrovka’s senior neighbor, Velika Mojstrovka, it takes a bit more effort, but it is worth it. The view, which is already excellent from Mala Mojstrovka, widens even more on Velika Mojstrovka while also avoiding the crowds that are common place on her lower sister.
Skiing from Mojstrovka, one or the other, is a classic Slovenian ski tour which must be on the list of every winter visitor and ski alpinist. Both options are a first-class skiing experience. But the author of this description is still more inclined to Velika Mojstrovka, which adds a cherry on the top with its greater height and longer skiing.
Safety informationThe ski tour takes place in the highlands. It is recommended to attempt only in stable snow conditions, usually from mid-February onwards. This area is exposed to bigger avalanches, so do not go on a tour after a new snow event. There is often hard packed snow or ice in the couloir in front of Vratca v Grebencu, as well as further ca. 100 m high on Grebenc, which must be done on foot. Even the crossroad that leads to the valley between Mala and Velika Mojstrovka can be difficult and dangerous.
Tips and hintsVelika Mojstrovka is a classic and an easily accessible ski tour. A suitable choice if the goal is to present multiple ski options and qualities in an exciting surrounding to someone who is not acquainted with skiing in the Julian Alps.
Getting thereFrom the Gorenjska side: From Kranjska Gora along the only road to the Vršič Pass.
From the Primorska side: from Bovec head in the direction of Trenta and on to the Vršič Pass.