In dry weather conditions (no snow), this snowshoeing tour is also appropriate as a moderate hiking tour.
Distance 16.3 km
This tour is routed through the forests and plains of one of the most intact areas of the Triglav National park and gradually reaches the altitude of 1875 m. On the return it awards hikers with a pleasurable descent to the starting point above the village of Na Skali.
If the avalanche risk is low you can prolong the tour to the Ravni dol sinkhole.
Update: June 18, 2019
Safety informationImmediately after snowfall, this trail is absolutely inappropriate for hiking. In case of significant avalanche risk (above level II) we do not recommend the approach beneath Mt. Veliko Špičje. We recommend you to hike along the gravel road leading to the V plazeh Mountain pasture where you will also end your hike. The area beneath the summit requires special attention because it is prone to small slab snow avalanches.
The trail is unmarked and difficult to follow in case of large amounts of snow, at least from the V plazeh Mountain pasture onwards.
Tips and hintsWe recommend you to hire a mountain guide or a snowshoeing expert. We do not recommend taking independent tours on your own. Due to its length, we only recommend this tour to physically well-prepared hikers. We recommend less-prepared hikers to only make the first part of the tour from the parking lot to the right and to the end of the gravel road beneath Mt. Veliko Špičje and to return along the same route.
Getting thereTurn for the village of Na Skali next to the Small Soča Gorge (Camp Korita) along the national road No 206.
ParkingParking lot above the village of Na Skali at the first ramp of the Triglav National Park.
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EquipmentQuality snowshoes, avalanche rescue kit, waterproof clothing and footwear. Energy-rich food and warm beverages.
Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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