Veliki Draski vrh ski tour (SE slope)

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Julian Alps, Slovenia, Europe
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Spring, Winter
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Veliki Draski vrh ski tour (SE slope)
Created On: Mar 20, 2004
Last Edited On: Jan 26, 2011


By a good road (cleaned all the winter) to Rudno polje, cca 1300m.

Route Description

Pokljuka ski tours 4The map of Veliki Draski vrh

Between Veliki Draski vrh and Rudno polje lies a ridge of Visevnik, 2050m. So our first task should be the decision how to cross it or go around it.

a. The fastest option is to follow cross-country ski route towards SW. Where it turns back, we continue towards Uskovnica, but soon deter right and follow the forrest road, which looses no heigth around Miscovec hill (1483m). The road finally gets the north direction and ends on a comfortable parking place. In times of tour skiing this road is usually not cleaned of snow. Now we proceed north and in less than 30 min reach Konjscica alpine meadow (some wek-end huts), 1437m. Till here 1 hour.

b. Nice possibility is also crossing the Visevnik ridge. On Rudno polje go by forrest road (cross-country route) NW, then along two ski lifts and from the top of the second continue by the narrow valley to Zlata voda, a shallow valley below Visevnik. As this is the usual ascent to Visevnik, there are allways foot tracks. Now proceed west to the Visevnik ridge. You reach it on 1790m, on the saddle below Plesisce (1801m). From the ridge, you can beautifully ski down 350 meters towards SW and reach Konjscica.

From Konjscica the route is clearly seen. You proceed north (or NNW) towards the passage between Sleme (left, SW) and Visevnik (right, NE). There you enter the beautiful Jezerce valley, 1700m.

c. Jezerce can also be reached by going around Visevnik by its eastern and northern side. On zlata voda (see b.), above the ski lift, you can turn north and go below Visevnik summit by its east slopes. So you comfortably reach Srenjski preval (saddle), 1959m, where the Visevnik is attached to Mali Draski vrh. But again you must ski down (250 m) to Jezerce.

d. The hardest way (but also very beautiful) to reach Jezerce is over the summit of Visevnik. From the summit you proceed by the ridge towards NW (steep, exposed) and then ski down (very steep, danger of avalanches) directly to Jezerce.

From Jezerce you proceed westwards towards Studorski preval, 1892m. Just below it (you go allways on skis) turn sharp right (towards NE) and follow comfortable passages among rocks up to the small plateau, where the broad SE roof of Draski vrh begins. Follow the roof to the top.

Skiing down to Jezerce is obvious (very beautiful, 550 m). To return back to Rudno polje, we usually ski down to Konjscica and then ascend the ridge of Visevnik. Those 350m pay up with nice skiing down to Rudno polje (otherwise you must walk up by the forrest road).

The described combination gives you some 1250 meters of nice skiing.

Essential Gear

Just the usual tour skiing equipment.

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Veliki Draski vrh ski tour (SE slope)

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