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Mt. Stol (1,673 m)

Ski Touring · Julian Alps
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Mt. Stol is the highest Slovenian summit in the longest ridge of the Julian Alps. It is recognizable from afar due to the transmitter which is standing on its top. It is a splendid sightseeing mountain offering views from the Adriatic Sea to the central Julian Alps. Despite its relatively low altitude, it offers nice ski touring where you overcome great altitude difference.
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
3:01 h
940 m
941 m
1,650 m
710 m
There are several ski touring ascents available from the former border crossing Učja. The simplest and the safest is the ascent along the road to the Božca Mountain pasture where you come to a ridge which you then follow all the way to the top. You can shorten the tour by using shortcuts and by turning uphill to the right at the Spodnja Božca Mountain pasture. This version is more demanding from the orientation point of view. It is marked on the map and includes the GPX track. From Mt. Stol it is the easiest to ski to the Božca Mountain pasture and further along the road to the starting point. It is somewhat more demanding to ski down the route where you came from the Spodnja Božca Mountain pasture. You will partially ski through the forest. The following text describes the nicest ski touring which is only appropriate in good conditions without any danger of avalanches.

Author’s recommendation

A very nice tour offering great ski touring experiences in appropriate conditions. Choose your ascent and descent in accordance with your skills, fitness and weather and avalanche conditions.
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Andreja Križnič
Update: August 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,650 m
Lowest point
710 m
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Safety information

Before you take the tour, make sure to check the weather and avalanche conditions. This tour includes several avalanche sections. Occasionaly there is no snow on the ridge and the ridge is covered with ice.

Tips and hints

This tour is also appropriate for beginners if the conditions are good.

The access from the Božca Mountain pasture follows the forest road and is, in appropriate conditions, also appropriate for hikers on skis.

You can check the conditions on Mt. Stol and the former border crossing Učja on webcams: 

 

Stol

Učja

Start

Former border crossing Učja (711 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.298151, 13.437187
DMS
46°17'53.3"N 13°26'13.9"E
UTM
33T 379639 5128361
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Destination

Mt. Stol (1,673 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Start the tour next to the building of the former border crossing Učja. The road to the Božca Mountain pasture can be shortened by taking the shortcut cutting the first two hairpin bends. From there, follow the road for about 1,500 m, take the shortcut cutting another two hairpin bends and continue along the road. Just in front of the Mala Božca Mountain pasture it is possible to notice a hunting lodge on the right side of the road. Not far from this lodge, you can already see the mountain pasture. In front of the mountain pasture, turn to the right across the meadows and continue into the forest. When the forest becomes thinner, you will notice a ridge. When you reach it, continue along this ridge to the top of Mt. Stol. Start descending along the steep and bare slope in a northwest direction. You will soon arrive to a short level section from where you will descend into a steep and thin beech forest which allows excellent skiing. Ski straight down the forest until you reach the forest road which will take you to the mountain pasture. Continue descending down the same route you came from all the way to the starting point.

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Public transport

There is no public transportation available to the former border crossing Učja.

Getting there

Follow the main road Kobarid-Bovec and, in the village of Žaga, turn towards the former border crossing Učja. After five kilometres, you will notice the building of the former border crossing Učja which represents your starting point.

Parking

You can find a couple of parking spaces next to the building of the former border crossing. Occasionally, you should have a shovel with you to clear the snow from the parking space.

Coordinates

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46.298151, 13.437187
DMS
46°17'53.3"N 13°26'13.9"E
UTM
33T 379639 5128361
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
3:01 h
Ascent
940 m
Descent
941 m
Highest point
1,650 m
Lowest point
710 m
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