SLOVAKIA – Alpine Ski Touring Hut to Hut
“Get lost in Nature and you will find yourself”
In Central Europe lies the Carphatian Mountain Range. The highest part of it is the Mountain High Tatras Nationalpark – that has the attributes of the “smallest high mountain with alpine character” and the tours are comparable with those in the Alps.
The summits ranging up to 2665 m (8743 feet). It offers an enormous number of beautiful long descents, wide valleys for easy and steep couloirs for intermediate to difficult descents.
Take time to get to know this magnificent area and come with us on a winter crossing from hut to hut. We will ski all day long and in the evening taste the delicious local food and drinks, on some days might have the opportunity to use a sauna, or hot bath.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Challenging
- Group Size Medium Group
Best Time: February/March/April – next tour February, March, April 2019
Level of difficulty: We are leading trips for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. Everyone will leave the mountain happy ?
Max. ascent/descent: 1700 m per day
Duration: 5 Days of Alpine ski touring (without your travel to Slovakia)
Walking/Alpine Skiing per day: 4 – 8 hours
Accommodation: in mountain huts.
Meals will be provided: Breakfast, lunch packets, dinner (drinks at own expense in the huts – snaps, beer, wine very good ?
No sleeping bag required, blankets in each cottage available.
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ski mountaineering or free ride equipment:
skis with ski-mountaineering bindings
ski skins in good working conditions
ski touring crampons are recommended
avalanche beacon, shovel and probe
crampons for climbing or ski-mountaineering
ice-axe for ski-mountaineering or walking ax
harness for climbing or ski-mountaineering
ski or climbing helmet
backpack (30 -35 l, with ability to bind skis)
drinking bottle camelback
headlamp, extra batteries
Equipment can be also rented and i am happy to arrange it for you
Highly recommended: personal insurance (Alpenverein) i am happy to
arrange it for you
- All Accommodation in Mountain Lodges and 1 in Mountain hotel
- Full board with lunch packets
- Certified Mountain guide
- Avalanche briefing
- Transfer from the Budapest airport and drop off at the Budapest airport
- Transfer from the first accommodation (pick up and drop off) to the beginning of the tour
- Your personal insurance (i am happy to arrange it for you)
- Your equipment (i am happy to rent it for you)
- Flights from your departure destination and back (i am happy to book the flights for you)
- Cost incurred from natural disaster or unfamiliar circumstances
Keflavik Airport (or any other airport in Europe or world) to Budapest Airport (or other airport – Vienna, Bratislava, Poprad-Tatry, Krakow- with private pick up)– direct flight
Flight Keflavik to Budapest direct flight (flight duration is ca. 4, 5 hours, there is 1 hour time difference)
Pick up at the Airport and transfer with private Taxi to our Accommodation near the Mountain (ca. 5hours drive)
Brief avalanche rescue training and ski tour
According to the time of your arrival we will leave early morning or have late brunch (so you can sleep in ;-).
Start the tour to our first mountain lodge.
Checking of actual conditions, brief avalanche rescue training.
Introduction into basic use of your avalanche beacon, probe and shovel.
Ski tour in the valley with possibility of couloir or peak. Night in the mountain hut.
From Green Lake to the next mountain hut
We will pass the highest climbing wall in the High Tatras (1000metres) and skin into a saddleback from where we can admire the White Tatras that are geologicaly the old part of the Tatra mountain range and part of it belongs to Poland and also we might see our mountain lodge at the Green Lake. This area is also popular for frozen waterfall ice climbing. Let`s ski down to the Five mountain lakes
From mountainhut to mountainhut
It’s a popular saddleback to tour in summer as it is a great ski run in winter that connects the Big Cold Valley with the Small cold Valley where we will head towards the mountain lodge. The names of these valleys are derived from the early winter sun set but on the way we will hopefully meet the sunshine. There are more possibilities for evening ski runs before or after arriving in the cosy hut, that we call the Robber hut, but you do not have to be worried to be robbed 😉 More info why it si called like that on the tour…
From mountainhut to mountainhotel
In the big cold valley we have the most mountain lakes, here we can also admire the nicely glacier shaped mountain. We start heading through the valley above the tree line and over 2 saddlebacks until we reach our next mountain lodge (which is a mountain hotel with little luxury of wellness and spa ) If time and conditions allow us, we can do one more run from the southern side of the valley and in the evening have a massage, glass of champagne in Jacuzzi and sauna (necessary to book in advance)
From mountain hotel to the last mountain lodge
Today another 2 saddleback are waiting for us, one of them is called the Iron Gate, if you have passed this one, you can apply for the competition of the Iron Man 😉 If visibility is good we well be accompanied with great views.
Once we arrive in the hut we can have a hot tea and use the day light for few more great ski runs around the mountain lodge.
We will be in an area, where we used to have one of the longest glacier in the Tatras, in the last Ice Age.
Depending on the time of your flight, we will either ski down and you will be driven to the airport, or we will stay the night at the mountain lodge or an accommodation near the mountain.
Flight home from “mainland” back to the “iceberg” 😉