Ski touring in Roháče and Malá Fatra
15. 12. 2017
Žiarská dolina is Slovak paradise for ski alpinists. I see as my duty to visit it every winter and try at least one new downhill.
Besides classical downhills, such as Smutné Sedlo, Žiarské Sedlo or Hrubá Kopa, this time, the choice fell on Tri Kopy (2,136 meters) - a groove between Prvý Kop and Druhý Kop. The snow conditions were excellent and so we could ski in the fine powder. On Sunday the weather got worsed. We ran up Žiarské Sedlo and in the afternoon we trained with avalanche equipment at the chalet.
And right next weekend, I set out with the second team in Chata pod Chlebom (1,423 meters), a tourist chalet in Malá Fatra. Upon arriving in Vrátna Malá Fatra, the weather was nice, but when we reached the ridge, the fog fell and it remained until the end of the weekend. On Saturday, we went over the ridge from Poludňový Gruň to Chleb, from which we reached the chalet without looking. The night it snowed. We put on ski clothing and enjoyed the night skiing with the headlamps on the Generál (the former ski slope). By the morning, it amounted to 20 cm of new powder snow. And although there was nothing to be seen, we went downhill fromVelký Kriváň (1,709 meters) to Revajka and from there to the Snilovské Sedlo (1,524 meters) and under the cable car back to Vrátna Malá Fatra.
Tomáš Matera / Kilpi Racing Team