Lyžovanie a skialpinizmus Žiarska dolina – EN
For ski mountaineers, Žiarska dolina is the most famous and thanks to the wide possibilities of ski mountaineering tours also the most attractive valley in the whole Tatras. Not only experienced ski mountaineers, but also beginners will enjoy themselves.
For complete beginners, we recommend walking to Žiarska chata, where you can replenish your strength, or continue further to Žiarská or Smutný sedlo. More experienced ski mountaineers will certainly enjoy the ascent and descent from Hruba Kupa, Plačlivý, Smrek or Baranca, and the bravest ones can ski steep gutters from Three Peaks, Baníkov or Príslop in case of favorable conditions.
Ski mountaineering in Žiarská dolina can be life-threatening due to the increased avalanche danger. In 2009, the avalanche of the century completely “cleaned” the section under the cottage about 1.5 km. It is necessary to be careful and find out about the degree of avalanche danger, for example at http://www.laviny.sk, and according to it to adapt the planned tour, with the selection of which we will be happy to advise you!
– Smrečany – Žiarska dolina (8 km, circuits in the meadows below Žiarská dolina and near the ski resort Žiar – Dolinky)
– Háj-Nicovô – Smrečany – Žiarska dolina (10 km)
– Žiarska dolina ústie – Žiarska chata (5.3 km, route of traditional races – ski run up the hill Žiarská dolina to Žiarska chata)