Storms, floods, and landslides have left devastation in their wake, so don’t venture out to the most critical areas and closed mountain trails. The Alpine Association of Slovenia (Planinska zveza Slovenije) is collecting and updating data on trail conditions.
Follow the current situation on the ground: Check the link – Status of mountain trails.
Most mountain trails in the Upper Savinja Valley area are closed or unfavorable for hiking. Do not use closed mountain trails! They are closed due to one or more objective dangers in the trail area. Currently, mountain rescuers and police and military helicopters are also heavily burdened and needed elsewhere.
Heed the advice for safe mountain visiting (appropriate equipment, physical and mental preparation, caution, respect nature, inform others, and stay on marked trails).
Reporting injuries on mountain trails:
If you notice damages on the trail that affect the safety of hikers, report them at:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org In the maPZS app.
Indicate on which trail you noticed the damages or shortcomings and briefly describe them. If possible, please attach a photo.
Check the availability of huts and choose the appropriate access:
At THIS LINK, check which mountain huts are open.
Operating in the Upper Savinja Valley are:
Mozirska hut: Accessible from all trails except Šoštanj – Mozirska hut.
Dom na Smrekovcu: Accessible by footpaths: Spodnji Brložnik – Smrekovec Sleme – Smrekovec Mozirska hut – Smrekovec Currently, the road is passable by car from: Šoštanj via Sleme Šoštanj via Bele vode Closed, destroyed, impassable roads: from Ljubno from Črna from Mozirje over Ljubijski graben.
Dom na Menini Planina:
The information on the conditions is current and can change depending on the circumstances, so be sure to follow the website pzs.si.
Source: Alpine Association of Slovenia, FB Mozirska hut, FB Smrekovec.