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Blegoš (from Čabarče village)

The bare-headed Blegoš is the highest summit of Škofja Loka hills with a phenomenal view. It is one of the most visited summits in Slovene sub-alpine region even in winter. Shortly after it snows, it gets 'plowed' by backcountry-skiers from all directions; however, that does not mean that it is 100% safe from avalanches. Orientation in fog is difficult especially at the summit. The described route is very pleasant, but due to a higher altitude difference it is somewhat less popular.

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Basic information
LocationŠkofja Loka, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 4.5 h
Start point elevation: 780 m
Highest point: 1562 m
Total vertical climb: 780 m
Skiing difficulty:
Starting point:
On the road 'Škofja Loka – Žiri' in Hotavlje village turn right towards Cerkno ski-resort. Drive through the village and follow the green boards for the path to Blegoš from Čabarče. Carry on through Čabarče village on an asphalt road to a lonesome Likar farm. In front of the farm there are usually a few plowed parking spots (about 780 m).

Description:
A signpost for Blegoš directs you to the left just behind the farm. Take on the slope across a ridge on which you stay throughout the ascent. The path ascends constantly partly across meadows, partly through forest until you reach a flat forest road ('Prva Ravan'). Follow it until a crossroad where a signpost directs you towards the summit. Follow the markings that will lead you all the way to the top of Blegoš.

The descent goes down the same way. This path is slightly less popular because of higher altitude difference; however, it is much more interesting for backcountry-skiers, who can ski all the way to the valley of Volaka.

Highest point:
Blegoš: 1562 m

Duration:
Likar farm – Blegoš: 3 h
Descent: 1.30 h
Total: 4.30 h

Duration: 2

Skiing:
We ski down the direction of the ascent. At 'Prva Ravan' there are a few 100 meters of flat terrain that will be particularly inconvenient for snowboarders. There is more pleasure at the meadows in the lower part. If you keep right after the Likar farm, you can ski across meadows all the way to Volaka valley.
Skiing difficulty:  2
Skiing duration:  ca. 1 h




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Blegoš (iz vasi Čabarče)
The bare-headed Blegoš is the highest summit of Škofja Loka hills with a phenomenal view. It is one of the most visited summits in Slovene sub-alpine region even in winter. Shortly after it snows, it gets 'plowed' by backcountry-skiers from all directions; however, that does not mean that it is 100% safe from avalanches. Orientation in fog is difficult especially at the summit. The described route is very pleasant, but due to a higher altitude difference it is somewhat less popular.