Heading to the slopes but not so stable on your skis? Then hit the white stuff with Balkan Holidays who have plenty on offer to keep you busy even if you don’t ski or board.
Kranjska Gora, in Slovenia, is an ideal ski resort offering everything you need to enjoy the snow without donning a set of skis! Located in northwestern Slovenia, near the borders with Austria and Italy, Kranjska Gora is a beautiful resort, with many hotels and great entertainment.
For those who have a need for speed, snowmobiling offers a thrilling and exciting journey! You can hire a snowmobile just for the fun of it or to enjoy a fun filled tour along a maintained route with breathtaking panoramas. For something with a slightly slower pace you could enjoy a spot of sledding for a true experience of the tradition of Kranjska Gora. The terrain vehicles will bring you below the three borders or the Vrsic pass to enjoy a torch lit sleigh ride along the piste - a truly beautiful and exhilarating experience in an enchanting and romantic atmosphere reminiscent of times gone by. Kranjska Gora also organises dog sleigh races, a thrilling experience to enjoy as a spectator. You could also have some great fun on the town’s open-air ice rink.
Balkan Holidays offer one-week holidays to Kranjska Gora from just £365 per person, including flights, transfers and accommodation at the four star Hotel Lek, in an attic room on a half board basis. Situated just 300m from the resort centre this is an excellent base to enjoy everything on offer. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna complex, Jacuzzi and fitness room along with a massage parlour to soothe weary muscles! Board is on a half board basis in a twin room.
Meanwhile in Bulgaria, the resort of Bansko has plenty to offer the non skier as well as those who are well versed on the slopes. There in great choice for the culture buff to enjoy. The old town is a delight and is a listed World Heritage site, dating back several hundred years, with cobbled streets and a traditional atmosphere brought to life by its own unique dialect. There are some 120 cultural and historical monuments to experience within the town and nearby including ancient fortress remains at Staroto Gradishte, the magnificent Rila Monastery and Pirin National Park; rich with lakes, waterfalls and caves - all ripe for exploration.
The non skier will also enjoy chilling out during the days at one of Europe’s greatest spas at the Kempinski Hotel. The Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena is a five star property ideally located at the foot of the slopes and opposite the start of the Gondola lift. The location is perfect for hitting the slopes whilst the hotel’s luxurious facilities and excellent service is ideal for some time to relax. The property has an extensive range of on-site amenities, including an exceptional Spa and Wellness Centre with beauty, hair and body treatments, a fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi, solarium, massage rooms, a steam bath and both an indoor and heated outdoor swimming pool.
Meanwhile après-ski is great fun and excellent value and is centred around ‘Mehanas’, energetic taverna style restaurants, with roaring log fires and live music, along with a great choice of nightclubs.
Balkan Holidays offer one-week holidays to The Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena from just £458 per person, including flights, transfers and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
For further information please visit www.balkanholidays.co.uk and for reservations call 0845 130 1114.