About the Slovenian Mountain Guides Association

Welcome to the website of the Slovenian Mountain Guides Association (SMGA), the national professional association that performs the following tasks:

  • Trains and educates new mountain guides for all forms of climbing, mountaineering, and ski touring.
  • Establishes professional standards for services offered by mountain guides.
  • Promotes safety, enjoyment, and good practice in climbing, mountaineering, and ski touring.
  • Promotes mountain guiding in Slovenia and beyond.

SMGA is a professional association of mountain guides that operates throughout the territory of the Republic of Slovenia. Its members work as mountain guides in Slovenia, Europe, and other parts of the world at world-famous climbing areas, mountains, and high-altitude terrain.

Every SMGA member has extensive mountaineering experience, knowledge, and skills. They all share a passion for climbing, mountaineering, and skiing, as well as expertise in guiding groups and individuals in demanding mountain terrain.

SMGA is a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA), which coordinates standards and mutual recognition of mountain guides from twenty-six national associations of mountain guides from around the world.

A SMGA mountain guide is an IFMGA-licensed mountain guide, which simply means that they are an internationally qualified guide with knowledge and skills for guiding groups and individuals in the most demanding mountain environments in the world.

IFMGA mountain guides are the most qualified and experienced professionals for guiding people in the mountains, requiring several years of training and extensive knowledge. A mountain guide is an expert in techniques and safety, as well as a reliable companion on your adventures, from first steps to the biggest goals.

Basic information

Address: Slovenian Mountain Guides Association, Ob železnici 30a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Transaction account: IBAN SI56 6100 0001 9039 507 Swift Bic: HDELSI22 Tax number: 60283882


Executive Committe President: Peter Jeromel
Vice President: Rok Zalokar
Members of the executive board: Tina Di Batista, Aleš Česen, Miha Habjan, Matevž Vukotič, Grega Kofler

Technical Committee President: Tadej Debevec
Members of the technical committee: Tomaž Jakofčič, Marko Prezelj, Gregor Sluga, Andrej Štremfelj
Members of the supervisory board: Franc Tamše, Boris Lorenčič, Blaž Navršnik
Members of the disciplinary committee: Tomaž Jakofčič, Blaž Stres, Borut Naglič