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Mountain skiing Via Dinarica Masna Luka-Vilinac

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Trail from Masna luka monastery to the Vilinac mountain hut. The winter track includes some variations appropriate for snow conditions.
moderate
Distance 13.3 km
5:00 h
1,117 m
434 m
This is the trail through the remote area of Cvrsnica Mountain, starting at the Masna Luka Franciscan Monastery (1120 m) and ending at the Vilinac mountain hut (1961 m). Orientation in summer should not be a problem, but there are no winter marking poles except at the junction to Plocno summit. 

The ascent via Boricevac offers spectacular views to Veliko polje and Vran mountain (2074m), and the nearby trail near Vilinac hut offers a great view point over Diva Grabovica valley and Prenj mountain. The first sections go through the endemic Munika pine forest.

There are no shelters along the way, although there is a plan to build one close to the junction to Plocno to support winter ascents. 

Author’s recommendation

Contact mountain club Vilinac for more information and guiding.
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Via Dinarica BiH
Update: December 26, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,961 m
Lowest point
1,204 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Mountain Lodge Vilinac

Safety information

Mountain Rescue Team Jablanica:

+387 (0)61043241  

Mountain Rescue Team Herzegovina:

+387 (0)63001122

Tips and hints

Check in advance if Vilinac hut is open, and book earlier if hiking in the summer season.

Start

Masna Luka (1,204 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.630755, 17.546008
DMS
43°37'50.7"N 17°32'45.6"E
UTM
33T 705389 4834012
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Destination

Vilinac mountain hut (lodge)

Turn-by-turn directions

After passing over the hill above the monastery, turn left (east) towards the mountain and follow the marks on the old forest road. 

Turn left (north-east) at the junction to Plocno (a signpost is there).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

No public transport yet. Get to Blidinje and Masna Luka by taxi from Jablanica, Tomislavgrad or Posusje.

Getting there

Drive to Masna Luka or the new (under construction) Administration Office of Nature Park Blidinje and Mountain Lodge Masna Luka. Follow the road for a couple hundred meters to the monastery and trailhead.

Parking

By the administration building, Masna Luka lodge or monastery.

Coordinates

DD
43.630755, 17.546008
DMS
43°37'50.7"N 17°32'45.6"E
UTM
33T 705389 4834012
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Čvrsnica, kamena tvrđava Hercegovine, Author: Bećir Behrem,

PublisherPlaninarsko smučarsko društvo "Vilinac" 

Author’s map recommendations

Coming soon!

Equipment

Proper hiking boots and standard mountain equipment is required.

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,117 m
Descent
434 m
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