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Meet your VBT Cross-Country Trip Leaders

Explore with the best guides ever, on and off the trail

“Not all those who wander are lost.” The famous Tolkien line from Lord of the Rings aptly depicts your VBT Cross-Country Trip Leaders, who can guide you through the trails you’ll ski like they are giving you a tour of their home. These expert skiers will masterfully lead you through some of the world’s most picturesque winter wonderlands. As natives, they’ll also provide unparalleled insights into the culture, history and traditions of the region. And they’ll manage all the logistics of your vacation as fluently as the way they ski the snowy trails you’ll glide on.

Matija - Slovenia, Italy & Austria: Cross-Country Skiing the Alps

For Matija, three worlds meet in the Alps, with three distinct cultures and languages. Whether cross-country skiing or bicycling, he finds the countryside shared by Italy, Slovenia, and Austria to be a limitless source of revelatory moments, the essence of travel. A native of Ljubljana who was raised in the countryside near the Julian Alps, Matija speaks five languages, was a mountain guide at 18, and joined VBT in 2005. He shares his love of biking, skiing, and hiking with his wife and their two daughters, and is thrilled that he can combine his favorite activities with his work.
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