The Triglav ski touring traverse is the ultimate way of experiencing the winter in the Slovenian Alps. Also called the Triglav “Magistrala”, it is the only true multi-day ski tour in Slovenia and a must-do for every ski tourer who finds himself in our beautiful country.
It is a Slovenian mini version of the famous Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. In three days, it takes you from Vogel ski resort to Komna plateau, through the Triglav Lakes Valley to the top of Kanjavec, across Hribarice, down to Velska dolina and the Krma valley. Optionally, the tour can be extended by one day to climb Triglav, the highest peak of Slovenia.
The tour takes you into the winter paradise of the Julian Alps, across plateaus, valleys and snowy peaks. The terrain snow made almost unreachable by foot, suddenly becomes your ski playground.
It is a terrain full of ups and downs, none too steep, so a perfect way of enjoying the amazing scenery, while also putting your skiing skills to the test. Even though the route’s difficulty is low, it depends a lot on the conditions at the time. The perfect conditions are usually found in early spring when there is a lot of stable snow with the least possibility of avalanches, and the day is long.
The tour is not a walk in the park, as some previous experience with ski-touring is necessary. It also requires decent stamina, as each day will be around 8 hours of moving through the backcountry. The backpack you’ll carry will also be a little heavier, as one of the nights is spent in a bivouac, which requires bringing our own sleeping bags and food.
Spending three days in the majestic scenery of snowy mountains that few people ever see in their entire lives will be an unforgettable and beautiful journey.
Distance: 46 km (28,5 mi)
Elevation: 3300 vm (10900 feet)