Winter closure: the ski mountaineering season lasts 15.12 – 30.4.
Best time for the trip: January, February, March
Equipment: avalanche equipment
Although the Veľká Fatra is not one of our highest mountains and does not boast such a brilliant relief as the Tatras, it has its charm for ski mountaineers. The ridge of Veľká Fatra offers views of the Tatras, Fatra, and lower hills in the southern half of Slovakia.
Peak Ploská is a hill typical for Veľká Fatra. Its slopes are grassy, without trees. They are mild, but offer interesting skiing in sparse woods or on wide plains. Ploská is one of the highest peaks in Veľká Fatra. Ski mountaineering skins are sufficient.
The ridge usually tends to be wind-blown. On the Turčianská side, beware of dangerous avalanche slopes. As very steep slopes and exposed, rocky gutters are absent in this area, the hike is also suitable for weaker skiers.
From the car right on the tracks. A big disadvantage may be the fact that the ascent starts low – only 705 masl, so there is not much snow – especially in light winters, or at the beginning or end of the season.
The whole ascent has a relatively even slope and a decent elevation of 840 meters. The slope is, paradoxically, given the smallest name at the very top. The name Ploská perfectly describes its shape.
The top is a large platform and has enough space to change the skins and prepare for the descent. The hike can be extended, for example, to the Turčianska side by following the red trail marking at Chata pod Borišovom (Hut Chata pod Borišovom) or by a ridge on both sides – for example to Ostredok and Krížna, or Rakytov peaks.
Copies the ascent route. At first it is characterized by a wide plain with a slight slope, gradually becoming steeper. Places where the forest is a bit denser can be tricky.
is located in the village of Liptovské Revúce-Záhorovo. It consists of two dominant and one secondary, smaller rock tower, which are connected by cable-stayed bridges. Beginning at an altitude of 800 masl visitors overcome parts of the route with difficulties of levels B, C to D, with the elevation of individual roads from 20 to 70 meters.
Those who do not dare to climb the adrenaline routes can get a view from the Two Towers via a traditional tourist educational trail.
Náučný chodník Čierny Kameň (The Čierny Kameň nature) is located in the central part of Liptovské Revúce. The 9.5 km long footpath (it should take approximately 5 hours for average tourist to complete it) with eight stops informs the visitor about the fauna and flora in the Great Fatra National Park, National Nature Reservation Čierny Kameň, but also about the local history during the Slovak National Uprising or mountain farming in this location. It is two-way round, available in summer and winter and winds along the route of red, green and yellow marked trails.
By bus: bus stop from Ružomberok
By car: directly from the village of Liptovské Revúce, part of Vyšná Revúca.
Chata pod Borišovom, private accommodation in the village of Liptovské Revúce
pleasant safe hike
suitable also for beginners/ less experienced
less busy compared to other routs
need for suitable snow conditions