Ski Slovenia

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Slovenia has many excellent ski centres with lifts. The best known ski centres are Kranjska gora, which hosts an annual men's downhill event, and Maribor Pohorje, which hosts the annual women's downhill event.


The highest slopes in Slovenia can be found on Mount Kanin, where the snow can remain well into the spring. Among the most popular destinations for downhill skiers are Krvavec, Rogla in the Zreče Pohorje region, and Golte above Mozirje. Cerkno Alpine centre is the most modern ski slope in Slovenia and caters mainly for families. Many of the larger resorts also have trails for snowboarding, cross-country skiing and ski touring.


Cross-country skiers can find numerous trails by many lakes and on high plateaus such as Pokljuka. Groomed cross-country trails are also found in Logarska dolina and close to many resorts where local ski hills and lifts are also often available. Winter sports pursuits can be diversified with snowmobiling and in some places, tourist rides are offered on husky sleds and horse drawn sleighs.





Kranjska Gora

Effectively one big ski slope, situated in the triangle between Austria, Italy and Slovenia, its centre is the fantastic snowy village of Kranjska Gora. In winter, the entire landscape from the low lying fields right up to the sky blends into a smooth, rounded, white surface which makes for ideal skiing. In the last 30 years Kranjska Gora has developed into the most well known and largest winter sport centre in the country.


The village is situated at a height of 810m above sea level and, together with the surrounding villages, it has a population of around 2000. The ski season in Kranjska Gora normally lasts from mid December until the end of March. In the eventuality that there is not enough snow, some of the 30km slopes in Kranjska Gora can be covered with fake snow.


Lake Bled

Lake Bled is one of Slovenia 's most visually stunning areas and is popular with tourists in all seasons. In winter, the nearest ski area is the nearby 150m Straža ski hill, which has a chairlift and a T-bar lift. When snowfall is low, the slopes are covered with artificial snow and lit up the evenings for skiing under the stars. Less than 10km down the road is Pokljuka Highplateau, which is situated at a height of 1330m, you can find cross country ski runs of more than 35km in length


The cross-country ski runs go through Pokljuka's extensive forests and truly are a sight to behold Lake Bled is suited to those in search of peace and tranquility, although you will find indoor swimming pools, some with thermal water, a casino, restaurants, coffee houses and bars.