P: Marko Prezelj

P: Marko Prezelj

P: Marko Prezelj


The Slovenian Mountain Guides Association (SMGA) is a professional association that operates throughout the territory of the Republic of Slovenia. It trains highly experienced candidates from Slovenian alpinists for the profession of a mountain guide according to the requirements of UIAGM/IVBV. The 80-day training program includes courses in the theoretical and practical basics of mountain guiding, rock climbing guiding, snow and ice guiding, guiding for high mountain ski touring, and all corresponding exams.

Why go to the mountains with a mountain guide?

Are you looking for someone to go on a tour which you do not know or would you like to try even more difficult tours than before, but you cannot find a suitable expert.

Do you only know the local mountains, or are you also drawn to foreign ones? Have you only visited the mountains in the summer so far, or are you also drawn to winter and ski mountaineering ascents to the peaks? Slovenian mountain guides can lead you to any domestic mountain as well as numerous mountain ranges around the world on all continents and in all seasons.

You do not wish to go on tours in large groups, but you do not feel capable enough to go alone or with friends. In your professional work, you need the assistance of someone who is skilled in the mountains in all conditions.

You would like to show the mountains in their best light to a family member or business partner, providing them with an excellent experience and the highest possible quality of service. Mountain guides are the most experienced and highly qualified professionals in the field of mountain guiding.