Iztok, 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 10 high altitude expeditions. He summited and made ski descents from Muztagh Ata-1,5 day up+down (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.