Spring is the most underrated skiing part of the year. See why on this ski touring trip in Slovenian Alps!
When three blossoms it is no small thing. Neither is spring arrival to the Triglav National Park.
At times, spring may appear to come gently like a silent stream that bulges as the snow melts. At other times, spring is like a fierce waterfall that flows down the steep cliffs carved out by glaciers millennia ago, or perhaps a loud avalanche triggered by melting snow on southern facing slopes.
Spring is both silent and loud. Both peaceful and ruthlessly powerful. Both dangerous and beautiful. So is anything worth seeing, right?
Ski touring offers this entrance ticket to both of these conflicting worlds: the silent valleys and the loud avalanche prone mountains peaks.
As you skin up and ski down you dance and realize we are only passing through. Here is a photo essay to celebrate a day.
Approaching the mountains from the highway...
...and getting closer to the peaks, now driving on little dirt roads in Vrata Valley.
A hop over a stream...
...and very soon we are above the tree line, saying good morning to snow-covered Škrlatica peak.
As Marcel Proust wrote: 'it's all about perspective'.
This route would make for a great Valentine skiing place. Do you see the heart-shapped forest in the middle of the photo?
For a second there I though I was looking at an Alaskian kayaking scene. Is that a sea in the back? Nope, just clouds.
Last few meters on Cmir mountain...
...and from there we see a fellow ski tourer working his way along the beautiful and untouched slopes of the nearby mountain.
Time to head down. See a video here:
Video by NevenGo.
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