Iztok Cukjati, MSc   Sky/Trail Running & Skimo Coach

Sky & Trail Running, Skimo and Mountaineering training plans and coaching, from sprint to ultra events and expeditions. For novice to masters athletes. All plans include email access to the coach.

Specialties: Skyrunning and Skimo Races, High Altitude Training and Expeditions, All-Season Multi-Races Planning.


Your passions are mountains, running, ski mountaineering…And my passion is helping You achieve your goals. Let your dreams become true! - Iztok

As a coach, Iztok has been working with top athletes and people who wish to get very best from their training in particular sport. He's been a coach for more than 12 years for road and mountain (sky) running, ski mountaineering and others. He has been a coach of Slovene Skimo national team for more than 7 years. His passions are sports nutrition and high altitude training.
Athletes have achieved Wins and Top10:

  • ISMF WorldCup&Championships, Mountain Attack, Sella Ronda, LeGrandCourse etc.,
  • Skyrunning, WMRA Grand Prix races etc.
  • RedBull400 & K3 races, Towerrunning World Circuit,
  • 21km and 42km national championships and many others.

As an athlete, Iztok has been national youth middle distance athlete, he completed many 21-km and 42-km marathons, skimo, and other races. He led eight high altitude expeditions. He summited and made ski descents from Muztagh Ata (7546 m), Peak Lenin (7134m), Huascaran (6742 m), Elbrus (5632 m) and Mont Blanc (4807 m).

Iztok’s education and certification include:

  • BSc – Prof. of Sports Education
  • MSc – Exercise Physiology
  • PhD Candidate – High Altitude Physiology
  • Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Course from University of California
  • Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle Course from Vanderbild University
  • Cross-county skiing Coach
  • Climbing Coach
  • Alpine Skiing Coach



Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Run Analysis

Sport Types

Running, Mountain Biking, Duathlon, Cross Country Skiing, Mountaineering, Adventure Racing



Athlete Requirements

Sky/Trail Running, Mountain Biking & Skimo, and desire a comprehensive training plan or coaching program.