With touring skis across the Julian Alps

The Julian Alps are beautiful in all seasons of the year. In winter, when peaks are covered in snow, they are a true magnet for those pursuing ski touring joys. If you are one of them, you’ll certainly be glad to try a ski touring journey called Juliana SkiTour, which takes you across the Julian Alps from Kranjska Gora to Tolmin.

It’s a combination of four different ski tours involving two levels of difficulty. You will not have to sleep in cold bivouacs in the mountains - you will be returning every day down to the valley, where you will have a warm shower, comfortable bed and decent dinner.

Juliana SkiTour in numbers

Take a look at some basic information about the ski touring tour across the Julian Alps.

Total length
52 km
Total difference in altitude
4,367 m of ascents and 4,891 m of descents
Total number of stages
4 easier and 4 more difficult
Average stage length
13 km
Average stage duration
5-6 hours

Enjoying touring on skis responsibly

Ski touring is an unforgettable experience if practised in a safe and responsible way. Carefully plan your tour, choose a suitable place and time, and don’t forget to use the appropriate equipment. Get to know some popular locations for ski touring in Slovenia.

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What do you need for safe ski touring? 

Ski touring requires a great deal of responsibility. Take care of your own safety. Check what you need to be aware of before you leave and what protective equipment you need in addition to ski touring equipment.

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Check the weather and snow conditions

Choose a tour that suits your level of physical and mental fitness

Full winter mountaineering equipment, proper winter clothing, ice axe and crampons

Avalanche trio - avalanche beacon, avalanche probe and avalanche shovel

Destinations along the way

The Juliana SkiTour takes you through the most picturesque mountainous areas and pristine nature of the Triglav National Park, complemented by various experiences in the Alpine valleys.

Kranjska Gora

A world-class ski centre nestled in the Julian Alps at the triple border point of Slovenia, Italy and Austria

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora

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Soča Valley

Escape on an active break in the picturesque world of the Julian Alps, the Triglav National Park and the emerald River Soča.

Soča Valley

Soča Valley

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Bohinj

An oasis of peace and pristine nature in the Julian Alps and in the Triglav National Park.

Bohinj

Bohinj

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Explore the Julian Alps every day of the year

A snowy idyll in winter, young growth in spring, pleasant coolness in summer and the colourful picturesqueness of autumn – the Julian Alps are well worth visiting every day of the year.

Julian Alps – the world of the highest Slovenian peaks

The highest mountain range in Slovenia stands tall in the north-western corner of the country. The king of the Julian Alps is the 2,864-metre high Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia, which also has an important symbolic role for Slovenians. In addition to the mighty peaks, the world of the Julian Alps is also adorned by picturesque valleys with iconic lakes and rivers of world renown.

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Julian Alps – the world of the highest Slovenian peaks

Julian Alps – the world of the highest Slovenian peaks

The highest mountain range in Slovenia stands tall in the north-western corner of the country. The king of the Julian Alps is the 2,864-metre high Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia, which also has an important symbolic role for Slovenians. In addition to the mighty peaks, the world of the Julian Alps is also adorned by picturesque valleys with iconic lakes and rivers of world renown.

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Triglav National Park – enter the Goldhorn's realm

Triglav National Park – enter the Goldhorn's realm

The sole national park in Slovenia covers a large part of the eastern Julian Alps and is the largest protected area in the country. Alpine peaks, green valleys, clear waters and pasturing plateaus full of life are only a part of the natural treasures of the park. In addition to natural features, you can feel the connection between people and nature, and this is also reflected in the park's cultural heritage. The park is part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) network of biosphere areas.

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Take a hike on the snow cover with winter boots and snowshoes

Take a hike on the snow cover with winter boots and snowshoes

Winter has its charms. A stroll in the snow-covered countryside instils peace and fills you with energy. So put on your winter hiking boots or your snowshoes and take a hike along the snow-covered plains. Discover your winter fairy tale in the middle of pristine nature.

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Juliana Trail – a long-distance trail around the Julian Alps

Juliana Trail – a long-distance trail around the Julian Alps

The Julian Alps is not only about high peaks, as there are also green valleys, towns and villages there. Get to know life in the embrace of the mighty mountainous world and take a hike on the long-distance circular trail around the Julian Alps.

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Juliana Bike – cycling in an exceptional mountainous setting

Juliana Bike – cycling in an exceptional mountainous setting

You can also explore the Julian Alps by bicycle. The Juliana Bike long-distance tour cycling trail takes you among Alpine peaks, across mountain passes and through Alpine valleys teeming with a wide variety of interesting features and experiences, all of which are well worth making a stop for.

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Explore the beautiful mountainous world of Slovenia

Slovenian mountains offer something well worth a visit in every season of the year. In the warm months, the numerous hiking and cycling trails will take you to the mountainous world, and in winter, the snowy slopes and valleys will invite you to spend some unforgettable time in the snow.

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia, at the heart of the mountains, along lakes and rivers. Visit Triglav National Park, Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora and the Soča Valley.

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia

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Winter activities

Head to Slovenia for active winter experiences on snow and ice.

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Mountains

The most beautiful views await you on the tallest peaks.

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Mountains and hills

From the green landscape, head to rocky heights, to Slovenian hills and mountains.

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The craziest winter experiences in Slovenia

Do something daring – choose among attractive winter experiences in Slovenia.

The craziest winter experiences in Slovenia

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Winter experiences in Slovenia's ski centres

Complement your ski trip with some other winter experiences and other experiences in Slovenia's ski centres and in their immediate surroundings.

Winter experiences in Slovenia's ski centres

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Share your mountain impressions at @FeelSlovenia

The Julian Alps are love at first sight for many. What scenes of mountainous nature have touched your heart? Share your photographs and videos from hikes in the mountainous world of Slovenia with #ifeelsLOVEnija and #myway hashtags.

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