Rok Zalokar

Life is like skiing. Look arround and enjoy every moment regardless conditions.

Mountains are my passion and I share this 100% with Petra. Winter or summer, climbing, flying trough the air or skiing, it doesn't matter to me if I am guiding or having fun with friends. I simply get spaced out when I am in mountains. It is a state of mind and lifestyle for us mountain guides, probably the same as for somebody dreaming to create perfect shoe or boot like Scarpa Does.

The biggest event in life is defenetly a  birth and I was fortunate to have supper young parents and had a blast growing up in Slovenia. Expeditions to Himalaya started when I was 17, started steep skiing at 15, climbing big walls at 13  and it was a natural progression to base jump and now to become a mountain guide- a job that feeds my soul.



IFMGA mountain guide, head guide, certified helicopter operator with Flycom -

Certified helicopter operator for EC 120 and Ecureuil

Owner operator of Vertical Adventures Slovenia:

Involving logistics for Heliski operation, avalanche danger evaluation and Heliski



Field avalanche reporter for Slovenian environmental agency Arso:

Snow reporting for Powderguide:

Made over 30 snow reports over the season


Avalanche controller, adviser at Vogel ski resort:

As a local IFMGA mountain guide I made evaluations for avalanche danger, to close

or open ski runs


IFMGA mountain guide - Freeride guide with Vertical Adventures Slovenia:

Freeride guiding all over Europe at resorts in Slovenia, Austria, France, Italy in

various snow conditions.


IFMGA mountain guide-ski touring guide with Vertical Adventures Slovenia:

Guided ski touring all over Europe: Slovenia, Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland,

Norway. From one to multi days - hut to hut guiding, sometimes in hazardous snow

conditions with complex decisions to make.


IFMGA mountain guide - Avalanche awareness workshops with Vertical Adventures


In cooperation with Pieps we made a platform for workshops to educate mountaineers and skiers how to move in avalanche hazardous terrain. We run two different levels for beginners and advanced participants.


IFMGA mountain guide - Examiner for a national Alpinist licence

Alpine association of Slovenia:


Ski instructor for Servis Finžgar ski school:


IFMGA mountain guide with Mountain Tracks:

Working as a freelancer for Mountain Tracks. Guided trips at Central Alps, mostly

around Chamonix, Zermatt.


Climbing leader, instructor with Triglav Adventures:


Alpinist instructor:

Working as an instructor, education manager at regional Alpine association.