Ski touring in Veľká Studená Valley
Veľká Studená Valley offers lots of terrain and options for beautiful ski touring trips and also extreme descents for the more experienced skiers.
Recommendation and warning
Do not forget that an avalanche doesn’t know your are an avalanche expert!
It’s only up to you to accurately evaluate the challenges of your route and the current conditions. Do not assume that a slope is safe just because there is a track.
We recommend to consult and study ski touring guide book before venturing out, or to higher a mountain guide.
Guides from Mountain Pro Guiding will happily take you the best spots in our valley. Alternatively, you can attend an avalanche course and learn from their experience.
Priečne Pass 2352m + Long descent down Strelecké polia
Difficulty: Recommended only for experienced ski tourers. Steepest sections reach up to 45 degrees.
Ascent and descent Priečne Pass is a wonderful experience, and especially when you continue down the open slopes of Strelecké polia. The descent offers about 800m vertical and is one of the longest in High Tatras.
Malý Závrat – 2270m
Difficulty: Recommended only for experienced ski tourers. Steepest sections reach up to 40 degrees.
A beautiful descent that is quite quick to reach from our chalet (when conditions are safe). It offers 250m of vertical and you can make it longer by another 250m down Generál and then keep it going down Veľká Studená Valley.
Difficulty: Recommended for intermediate to advanced ski tourers. Steepest sections reach up to 30 degrees.
Easier wide open terrain offers a nice descent that is quickly accessed from our chalet. The main section features about 250m of vertical and you can prolong it by another 100-130m.
Svišťový štít – 2382m
Difficulty: Due to big size of the slope and often quickly changing avalanche hazard we recommended this only for experienced ski tourers. Steepest sections reach up to 35 degrees.
A big south-west slope offers a beautiful 350m vertical descent.
Prielom Pass – 2290m
Difficulty: Recommended for experienced ski tourers. Steepest sections reach up to 40 degrees.
Wide open slope that offers a great 250m vertical descent.