A shorter but beautiful and scenic ski tour above Vršič, unjustly underrated compared to the much more visited neighboring Mala Mojstrovka.
Distance 2.9 km
Most visitors traveling across the Vršič Pass do not even notice Nad Šitom glava in the neighborhood of the elongated Mojstrovka and the mighty Prisojnik. The ascent and skiing from the top is a relatively short ski touring adventure. But it still contains all the elements of a classic ski tour: a relatively steep climb that requires caution, and stunning views from the top. Due to the considerable steepness, the descent in good conditions is a real treat.
Nad Šitom glava, accompanied by an experienced ski touring guide, is a suitable introductory tour for good skiers who would also like to try ski touring.
Update: August 24, 2021
Safety informationDespite the fact that the ski tour is short, it is relatively steep and recommended only in stable snow conditions. After new snow, the risk of avalanches increases. In hard snow slipping becomes a danger. At the top, the cornices need to be considered. There are often large cornices that form on the leeward side of the ridge.
Tips and hintsNad Šitom glava is a suitable choice if you do not have time for a full day tour. It is also recommended as an introduction to the ski touring season.
From 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.
ParkingPark on the top of the pass. In case the road is not plowed, leave the car wherever it is possible - taking care not to obstruct others or road machinery.
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EquipmentAvalanche trio (avalanche beacon, avalanche probe, shovel), touring skis, bindings, ski boots; skins, ski crampons; ice axe, crampons.
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