Ski touring trip to Forcella della Lavina on the last day of winter. See how it is to ski 2.500m in two days on this guided ski touring trip in the Alps.

Lillies started blossoming. Fresh onion and wild garlic for sale in the fresh produce markets. Temperatures in mid-20s. It's the time of the year to hit the steep northerly slopes in our corner of the world.

This weekend we took a few participants from this season's ski touring course on a guided two-day ski touring/mountaineering trip in Slovenia. 

Here's a little trip report.

1_ski_touring_pokljuka The start of the weekend had a typical Spring-like setting. Frozen road, green forests and white target in the back.
ski touring veliki draski vrh Final leg of the climb to our first peak on day 1: Veliki Draški Vrh
ski touring course Slovenia Skiing down the peak with our next target in the back: Srenjski preval saddle and Viševnik to the right from it
Ski touring viševnik slovenia Short walk with Viševnik peak in the back.
ski touring mangart On day two, we move past the Mangart lakes towards the northern slopes ahead of us.
6_ski_touring_forcella_della_lavina_start As we get closer we see the Forcella della Lavina (literally avalanche fork) with the right 'fork spike' - our target for the day.
ski touring forcella della lavina top Couple of hours later, the view from top of the 'fork'.
ski touring slovenia We do the final section on foot..
ski touring trip in slovenia ...and the well-deserved 1.000m of steep downhill..
11_ski_touring_italy ...from the wide couloir...
ski touring in spring ...to the forest.

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By the looks of it, this was one of the last season's ski touring trip to this area. Snow is melting fast and we just found enough ice and snow to ski all the way to the car. 

 

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