For Tourists: Storžič – A Picturesque Pyramid of Slovenia
Storžič is the most western peak of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps (Slovene: Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe) with a height of 2,132 metres. The mountain got its name from the Slovenian word “stožec” – “pyramid”. The picturesque mountain has become the main character of many works. In particular, the historian Janez Vajkard Valvasor mentions it in his book “The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola” (Slovene: Slava vojvodine Kranjske). The mountain was also sung of by the Slovenian poets Janko Januš, Vili Perko, Janez Perko and Marjan Perko – all coming from Trieste.
Many paths lead to the mountain – their choice depends on the physical condition and desires of tourists. You can go to Storžič from Bašlja, Gozda, Loma pod Storžičem, Preddvora, Spodnjega Jezerskega, Trstenika, etc. In just a few minutes, you can get here from Kranj, from the Brnik Airport, and the surrounding towns.
The mountain is considered one of the most panoramic in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps. It offers magnificent views of the Ljubljana Basin, Krim, Javornik, Snežnik, Nanos, the Škofja Loka rise, the Julian Alps with Triglav, Karavanke with Stol, Begunjščica, Košuta, Grintovec, and the Kalce Ridge (Slovene: Kalški greben). The Alma & Grad Hrib Hotel is located on the shore of Lake Črnava at the foot of the mountain.
The main attraction of the mountain is a 4 metres high cross weighing 300 kilograms installed on its top in 1999. In 1959, Kališče mountain house was opened on the slope of Storžič. It operates mainly in the summer season. You can spend a night here, and if you plan a one-day trip to Storžič, then you can relax and eat in the mountain house.
The pyramidal mountain attracts tourists all year round. These are fans of hiking, and those who like sledding and skiing, and just lovers of alpine landscapes. Having the right clothes and shoes, everyone can conquer Storžič. However, for this, you will need to be in good physical shape, since you will have to go up for about 4 hours.