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Tour to the Dren Mountain valley

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This tour is quite promising soon after snowfall because it offers excellent skiing on newly fallen snow if you arrive one of the first. The idyllic winter landscape is distinguished by snow-covered pine trees.

moderate
Distance 5.9 km
1:40 h
652 m
618 m
1,736 m
1,084 m

Start at the parking lot where the road turns towards Mt. Mangart, ascend along the road, turn to the left when you arrive to the bridge and cross the embankment (it is covered with snow if conditions are good) in the direction of the Mangart Mountain pass. Pass the mountain pasture and continue along the summer trail past the gate to the forest. If you take this tour after snowfall, you will experience a genuine winter fairy tale along this trail.

Turn to a wide unvegetated area to the left when you notice it in the forest. The ascent to the destination crosses a very diverse terrain. If you are unlucky, and you cannot notice any ski track, choose your own direction of the ascent. When you arrive to the first larger flat section, you will be able to notice a mountain pass on your left which you can also reach from the Čez Stože Mountain pass. Ascend to this pass and prepare for your descent. Before you do that, you can enjoy in views of the highest mountains of the neighbouring countries to the north and of the mighty Loška stena Mountain wall to the south.

You should ski in the direction you came from all the way to the summer trail to Mt. Mangart. From there, you will only have to gradually descend to the Mangart Mountain pasture and further to your starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Immediately after snowfall, it is safer to ascend across the Čez Stože Mountain valley located just above the Mangart Mountain pasture. You should ski down the Čez Dren Mountain valley.

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Author
Ksenija Vogrinc
Update: August 30, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,736 m
Lowest point
1,084 m
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Safety information

Configuration of the terrain and the thin forest make this tour relatively safe even after snowfall which, however, should not be too heavy.

Tips and hints

When you finish skiing, you can also ascend along the nearby Beli potok Valley and then ski down this valley.

Start

Pri Mlinču – parking lot at the beginning of the Mangart road (1,083 m)
Coordinates:
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46.423275, 13.593822
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46°25'23.8"N 13°35'37.8"E
UTM
33T 391950 5142038
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Destination

Across the Dren Mountain valley

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the parking lot next to the bridge across the Predelica Stream and continue along the road to the second bridge along the Mangart road. Turn to the left and continue along the summer trail past the Mangart Mountain pasture and through the forest until you reach the first unvegetated valley on the left. Ascend to the mountain pass.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There is no public transportation available during the winter.

Getting there

Leave the regional road Bovec - Predel immediately after crossing the bridge across the Predelica Stream (turn to the right).

From Kranjska Gora or Tarvisio (Trbiž), drive across the Predel Mountain pass and turn left in front of the bridge across the Predelica Stream.

Parking

Parking is available at the parking lot at the beginning of the road to the Mangart Mountain pass (turn from the regional road Bovec - Predel).

Coordinates

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46.423275, 13.593822
DMS
46°25'23.8"N 13°35'37.8"E
UTM
33T 391950 5142038
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Complete winter equipment.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.9 km
Duration
1:40 h
Ascent
652 m
Descent
618 m
Highest point
1,736 m
Lowest point
1,084 m
Out and back Scenic Clear area Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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