ECTS sports subject


Course type

Extracurricular activity

Number of ECTS CP


Study programme

ECTS credit points can be obtained for the first or the second cycle of the study programme.


Enrolment in the first or the second cycle of a study programme of the University of Ljubljana. Requirement for taking the exam is 75% attendance of the course.

Methods of work

  • Lectures: 10 hrs.
  • Tutorial: 50 hrs.
  • Individual work: 30 hrs.


The exam is scored from 110 in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana. Theoretical (50%) and practical (50%) exam.


Skiing equipment: ski for ski touring, ski boots for ski touring, sports clothes

Content of ECTS sports subject

  • The history and organization of ski touring: the beginnings of ski touring, milestones of ski touring development, the commission for ski touring authorities within the Alpine Association of Slovenia
  • Types of off ski track: ski touring definition, ski touring disciplines
  • Ski touring competitions
  • The impact of ski touring on humans: on the development of motor abilities, on the development and maintenance of functional abilities, on personality characteristics and socialization
  • Injuries in ski touring: procedures for injury prevention
  • Personal and technical equipment
  • Safety procedures
  • Tactics and technique of ski touring: dynamics breaks and body positions in different slope
  • Physical training for ski touring: endurance and coordination
  • Nutrition of ski touring: carbohydrate diet, hydration
  • Ski touring areas and Slovenian ski touring routes

Objectives and competences

  • Students will be able to travel with ski touring equipment.
  • ECTS sports subject-specific competencies:
  • They understand the ski touring as a method of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • They understand the ski touring as a method of improving the quality of life.
  • They understand the impact of ski touring on personal character.
  • They understand the impact of ski touring on social skills.
  • They understand the impact of ski touring on motor and functional abilities.

Intended learning outcomes

They can assist at a ski touring course. They know their role and position.

They can use the knowledge to carry out course safety. They can adapt to different, sometimes unexpected situations.

They have the development of competences for assisting at a ski touring course.

They recognize problems and dangerous situations on the course.

They are able to find and follow literature to prepare their own materials needed for the course.


  • Burnik, S. (2003). Turno smučanje, plezanje v ledu in snegu. Fakulteta za šport, Inštitut za šport, Ljubljana.  
  • Pavšek, M. (2002). Snežni plazovi v Sloveniji. Geografski inštitut Antona Melika ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana.
  • Rotovnik, B. idr. (2005). Planinska Šola. Planinska zveza Slovenije, Ljubljana.
  • Rotovnik, B. idr. (2006). Vodniški učbenik. Planinska zveza Slovenije, Ljubljana.
  • Šegula P. (1986). Sneg led plazovi. PZS, Ljubljana.
  • Članki iz specializiranih znanstvenih in strokovnih revij
  • Diplomske naloge, magistrska in doktorska dela s področja turnega smučanja.


The ECTS sports subject is financed by the University of Ljubljana, students cover certain part of the cost (transport, accommodation with food, tickets). Participation in the ECTS sports subjects is at the student’s own risk.