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Karavanke/Karawanken Ski Tours

 
Karavanke/Karawanken Ski Tours

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Created/Edited: Mar 12, 2006 / Mar 5, 2013

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Why This List?

 
Dovska Baba
Skiing from Baba

Routes can and should be described on separate pages, I know. But that is worth doing only for major routes, which need a description. However, there are many simple tours which are described on mountain or area pages with one or two sentences. But they might still be a goal for a nice day. So here I would like to name the majority of them on one place and give also some basic info about each.

Karavanke/Karawanken - A Ski Tour Paradise

 
On the Pusti rovt meadow....
Bor Sumrada: On Pusti rovt

Only in highest regions Karavanke/Karawanken are steep and rocky, and so unappropriate for tour skiing. And that holds more or less only for northern slopes. All the highest summits can be skied down from the very top, but some ski tours are already alpinistic, requiring perfect conditions and the full mastery of skiing technique. Then comes the majority of Karavanke/Karawanken summits - rounded, not too steep, offering great panoramas, especially on Julian Alps. This is the paradise I'm talking about. Goals, appropriate for almost the whole skiing season, some of them also in a hard winter.

Stretching some 120km in the West-East direction, Karavanke/Karawanken look very different from the southern and the northern side. The southern side is more grassy, opened, fine for skiing if snow conditions are good (not too late). The northern side is rocky on higher regions, through rocks some fine couloirs are cut, then some steep scree slopes come and then forrests, through which a network of forrest roads is cut.

Ski Tours List

Pec

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Pec, 1510m
North slopes
800m
2:00h
1 - easy
Ordinary ski terrains, ski-lifts
Pec, 1510m
West approach
600m2:30h
1 - easy
Long walk through the woods, mostly by forrest roads

Vosca and Trupejevo Poldne

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Vosca, 1737m
Over Brvoge
900m
3:00h
1 - easy
From Kranjska Gora by forrest roads and upper meadows
Trupejevo poldne, 1932m
Through ┼Żeleznica
1000m
3:00h
1 - easy
From Srednji vrh by forrest roads and upper meadows
Malosko poldne, 1828m
By Hladnik Creek
900m
3:30h
1 - easy
From Martuljek (Srednji vrh) by Hladnik creek and upper meadows

Kepa/Mittagskogel

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Kepa/Mittagskogel, 2143m
Through Belca
1200m
4:00h
4 - very hard
Through Belca valley and over the W ridge. The upper part often not appropriate for skiing.
Kepa/Mittagskogel, 2143m
NE Ravine
1500m
3:30h
3 - hard
From Latschach by forrest road to Bertahuette and into NE ravine. Very nice!

Baba/Rosenkogel, Golica/Kahlkogel, Struska/Baerentaler Kotchna

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Baba/Rosenkogel, 1892m
From the South
1150m
3:00h
1 - easy
From Dovje. A classical, very nice tour for any conditions.
Baba/Rosenkogel, 1892m
From Rosenbach/Podrozca
1250m
3:30h
1 - easy
Through Baerental/Medji dol by forrest roads, above nice meadows.
Hruski vrh, 1776m
South Slopes
1000m
3:00h
1 - easy
From Dovje or Planina pod Golico over Hruska planina. Skiing possible also to Rozca saddle.
Klek, 1753m
South Slopes
800m
2:30h
1 - easy
From Planina pod Golico over Jeseniska planina.
Golica/Kahlkogel, 1835m
Over Jekljevo Sedlo
900m
3:00h
3 - hard
From Planina pod Golico on Jekljevo sedlo and by the W ridge.
Struska/Baerentaler Kotchna, 1944m
Over Seca Sedlo
950m
3:00h
1 - easy
From Javorniski rovt through Medji dol on Seca saddle and by the E ridge.

Stol/Hochstuhl Group

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Vajnez/Weinasch, 2104m
Through Medji Dol
1200m
4:00h
2 - middle
From Javorniski rovt through Medji dol and by the W ridge. Very nice!
Vajnez/Weinasch, 2104m
East Ravine
1150m
3:30h
3 - hard
From Stouhuette and over screes into the steep E ravine. Only in very good conditions!
Geissberg/Kozjak, 2024m
South Slopes
1060m
3:00h
2 - middle

From Stouhuette to Klagenfurter Huette and on top. Very nice!
Stol/Hochstuhl, 2236m
SW Ravine
1100m
3:30h
2 - middle
From Valvasorjev dom (or even Zirovnica) by the summer route.
Stol/Hochstuhl, 2236m
Through Zavrsnica
1600m
4:30h
2 - middle
From Zavrsnica (or even Zirovnica) through V Koznah basin. Very nice!
Stol/Hochstuhl, 2236m
From Zelenica
900m
3:00h
2 - middle
From the upper station of the chair-lift on the saddle between Vrtaca and Srednji vrh, into V Koznah basin and on top. Very nice!
Stol/Hochstuhl, 2236m
Over Belscica Saddle
1300m
4:30h
2 - middle
From Stouhuette to Klagenfurter Huette and over Belscica saddle into the NE ravine. Very nice!
Stol/Hochstuhl, 2236m
Through Janzev Zleb
1300m
4:30h
4 - very hard
The steep couloir Janzev zleb (above Klagenfurter Huette) finishes with a rocky passage, requiring easy climbing.
Svacica/Bielschitza, 1958m
From Klagenfurter Huette
1000m
3:00h
2 - middle
From Stouhuette to Klagenfurter Huette and over Belscica saddle to the top.
Svacica/Bielschitza, 1958m
From Poden/Bodental
900m
3:00h
2 - middle
From Poden/Bodental over Vrtaca/Wertatcha saddle. Very nice!
Visoka Vrtaca/Wertatscha, 2181m
From Zelenica - SW slopes
650m
2:30h
3 - hard
From the upper station of the chair-lift and over the SW slopes.
Visoka Vrtaca/Wertatscha, 2181m
From Zelenica - S Ravine
650m
2:30h
4 - very hard
From the upper station of the chair-lift and through the S ravine.
Visoka Vrtaca/Wertatscha, 2181m
From Zelenica - NE Ravine
650m
2:30h
4 - very hard
From the upper station of the chair-lift to Suho Rusevje basin and through the NE ravine.
Visoka Vrtaca/Wertatscha, 2181m
From Poden/Bodental
1250m
4:00h
4 - very hard
From Poden/Bodental through Zleb couloir into Suho Rusevje basin and through the NE ravine.
Palec/Selenitza, 2026m
From Zelenica
500m
2:00h
2 - middle
From the upper station of the chair-lift to Suho Rusevje basin on Zleb notch. Then easy climb to the top.
Palec/Selenitza, 2026m
From Poden/Bodental
1000m
3:00h
4 - very hard
From Poden/Bodental through Zleb couloir and from the notch by easy climb to the top.
Palec/Selenitza, 2026m
East couloir
1000m
3:30h
4 - very hard
From the road below the N portal of Ljubelj/Loibl road. Extreme ski tour!

Begunjscica

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Begunjscica, 2060m
Osrednja Grapa
1100m
3:00h
3 - hard
From the ski terrains of Zelenica through the Central Ravine.
Begunjscica, 2060m
Sentanski Plaz
1100m
3:30h
4 - very hard
From the ski terrains of Zelenica through the Sentanski plaz ravine.
Begunjscica, 2060m
Smokuski Plaz
1200m
3:30h
3 - hard
From Zavrsnica (or even Zirovnica) through Smokuski plaz ravine.

Kosuta/Koschuta

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Kosutica/Loibler Baba, 1969m
From the West
1050m
3:00h
3 - hard
From the Ljubelj road over Hajnz saddle or Korosica meadow. Till the saddle: middle hard.
Kosutica/Loibler Baba, 1969m
From the East
1300m
4:00h
3 - hard
From Zell-Winkel over Hajnz saddle. Till the saddle: middle hard.
Veliki vrh, 2088m
SE Slopes
1000m
3:00h
2 - middle
From Matizovec farm via Kofce hut or directly over the SE slopes. Very nice, classics!
Tegoska gora, 2044m
SW Slopes
1250m
4:00h
2 - middle
From Jelendol via Sija and Pungrat alpine meadows.
Tolsta Kosuta, 2057m
South Slopes
950m
3:00h
3 - hard
From Kosutnik house via Dolga Njiva meadow.
Macesje, 2081m
North Face
1050m
3:30h
4 - very hard
From Zell-Pfarre/Sela via Koschutahaus, Laerchenrinne, Laerchenscharte and to the top. Extreme!
Kosutnikov Turn/Koschutnikturm, 2136m
NE Couloir
1300m
4:00h
4 - very hard
From Trkelj/Terkl inn and through the NE ravine.

Between Kosuta/Koschuta and Jezersko

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Plesivec, 1801m
North Slopes
700m
2:00h
1 - easy
From Kosutnik house via Dolga Njiva meadow.
Veliki Javornik, 1715m
From the West
900m
2:30h
1 - easy
From Slaparska vas by the forrest road and via Javornik meadow. Nice classics!
Pristovski/Kaerntner Storzic, 1759m
West Slopes
800m
2:30h
2 - middle
From Troegern/Korte by forrest roads and the upper slopes.

Hochobir/Obir

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Hochobir/Ojstrc, 2139m
From the SE
850m
2:30h
1 - easy
From Obiralm by the forrest road and via Eisenkapeller Huette to the top.
Hochobir/Ojstrc, 2139m
NW Ravine
1350m
4:00h
4 - very hard
From Homoelisch/Hmelse and through the NW ravine.

Olseva/Uschowa

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Olseva/Uschowa, 1929m
North Slopes
600m
2:00h
2 - middle
From Govseva planina (or even Koprivna) through N ravines.

Peca/Petzen

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Kordezeva glava, 2125m
SE Slopes
1350m
4:00h
1 - easy
From Podpeca by the mountain road, via Dom na Peci hut and over the upper meadows.
Bistriska spica/Feistritzer Spitze, 2113m
West Slopes
900m
3:00h
1 - easy
From Riepl inn to Luschaalm/Planina Luza and over the W slopes.

Urslja gora

Summit
Ski Tour
Alt. diff.
Ascent hrs
Grade
Comment
Urslja gora, 1696m
West Ridge
900m
3:00h
2 - middle
From the ordinary ski slopes on the N, via Naravske Ledine.

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