Ski touring in the Soča Valley

The Soča Valley, which is situated between the mighty Julian Alps, is an excellent starting point for off-piste skiing. Walking with skis on the lonely snow-covered terrains and skiing on the untouched white slopes and mountains are the two things that every off-piste skier wishes for.

The Soča Valley is attractive both for off-piste skiers, who are still getting to know this sport and experienced off-piste skiing masters.

Easier tours in Soča Valley:

  • Mt. Stol,
  • Čisti vrh,
  • Matajur,
  • Mangart saddle

Ski touring classics in Soča Valley:

  • Mojstrovka,
  • Sleme,
  • ridge of Mt. Krn (south sites such as the Krn lake area)

Demanding tours in Soča Valley:

  • a tour through Mlinarica,
  • Špička,
  • through the remote valley of Bala

Not many people know that the most beautiful descent from the summit Kanjavec, the most famous Slovenian Ski mountaineering mountain, right in the valley of the Zadnjica in Bovec side.

Interesting Fact: Each year the tour skiing competition Sci Alpinistica takes place on the Italian side of Kanin – Sella Nevea Ski Resort.

The Lodge Next to Krn Lakes is Open in Winter Too

In March and April is expected to open hut by the Krn lakes (contact PD Nova Gorica: 00386 5 30 23 030), which opens wide possibilities of ski touring in the area of Krn, Komna, Triglav lakes all the way to the southern Bohinj mountains.

Tour skiing Should Be Safe

When visiting the mountains, it is recommended that you hire a qualified guide and use the right equipment. Local guides, who know the terrain well, will help you evaluate which tour skiing tour is right for you.

As conditions in the mountains can change rapidly, please pay special attention to the weather forecast, the risk of avalanches and sunshine in the spring months, but above all do not overestimate your skills and abilities. Always head to the mountains well equipped.

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On the Razor Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Rušnati vrh (1915 m), a stubby summit above the Razor Mountain pasture

Mt. Rušnati vrh is one of the ski touring destinations above the Razor Mountain pasture which is not crowded and offers excellent skiing and...

9.2 km

4:02 h

1019 m

1019 m

On the Mangart Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mangart Mountain pass (2072 m) – spring skiing beneath the mighty mountain

Skiing in the wonderful high-mountain environment is only interrupted by tunnel passages. If the slopes and ravines are covered with a lot of...

10.5 km

3:45 h

991 m

991 m

From Mt. Prestreljenik to the Velika Črnelska špica peak and the foothills of Mt. Rombon

by Darjo Berra

Back-country skiing | moderate

Ski touring on the Rombonski podi Plateau

This nice ski touring tour leads from the Kanin ski slope to the centre of the Rombonski podi Plateau.

13.0 km

6:00 h

520 m

2215 m

Signs at the parking lot above the village of Avsa

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | moderate

Peaceful tour from Avsa to Mt. Matajur (1642 m) and Mt. Mrzli vrh (1358 m)

Mt. Matajur is a ski touring destination which offers wonderful skiing along the former ski slope on the southern side of the mountain, whilst...

11.4 km

3:06 h

846 m

846 m

Mt. Meja rising behind the ridge which also leads towards Mt. Rušnati vrh

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Meja (1996 m)

Mt. Meja is located to the left of Mt. Rušnati vrh above the Razor Mountain pasture. With its wide and dynamic slope it offers several different...

9.6 km

4:08 h

1091 m

1091 m

On the razor Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Vrh Krnic (1896 m), an indistinct peak between Mt. Vogel and the Globoko Mountain pass

Due to its prominence, it is possible to notice the depression beneath Mt. Vrh Krnic already at the arrival on the Razor Mountain pasture. In...

9.6 km

4:13 h

990 m

990 m

Chapel of the Christ the Redeemer on the top

by Janko Humar

Back-country skiing | moderate

Mt. Matajur (1642 m), ski touring to the Italian side of the mountain

Tour to Mt. Matajur is a safe option to choose when there is great danger of avalanches in high altitude mountains. It is an appropriate...

7.5 km

1:51 h

641 m

628 m

Roadmen house

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Mali Razor (2191 m) – a little-known summit between Mt. Prisojnik and Mt. Razor

Regardless of your destination, the Mlinarica Valley is a wonderful valley beneath the mighty peaks which offers excellent ski touring conditions...

6.1 km

2:24 h

967 m

968 m

Along the snowless terrain to the first patch of snow

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Krn (2244 m), a ski touring destination that rarely disappoints

Many ski tourers find Mt. Krn attractive because of its prominent wall. If snow conditions are favourable it offers excellent skiing all the...

10.3 km

4:31 h

1247 m

1247 m

On the shady side along the riverbed of the Mlinarica Stream

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Turn pod Razorjem (2348 m) – a skiing pearl in the Mlinarica Valley

The area between Mt. Razor and Mt. Prisojnik (Prisank) hides a valley named after the Mlinarica Stream which carved a wonderful gorge in the...

7.2 km

2:30 h

1043 m

1043 m

Morning in Tolminske Ravne

by Janko Humar

Back-country skiing | moderate

Globoko Mountain pass and Mt. Rušnati vrh (1915 m)

This tour includes two destinations above the Razor Mountain pasture.

10.8 km

3:13 h

1164 m

1189 m

Providers

Sončni Kanin

Dvor 43, 5230 Bovec

T: +386 (0)5 91 79 301

www.kanin.si

Alpska šola Bovec

Mala vas 111, 5230 Bovec

T: +386 (0)5 38 96 300
M: +386 (0)31 614 265

www.alpskasola-bovec.si

Robert Rot, gorsko vodništvo

Žaga 129, 5224 Srpenica

M: +386 (0)31 460 474