This week we thought we would take a look a look at skiing in Slovenia. It really is a beautiful setting for a skiing and boarding holiday. There are several resorts offering beautiful views of the Julian Alps, of serene lakes and even hilltop castles, real fairytale stuff!
We offer 3 resorts, Kranjska Gora, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Here is an introduction for each one…
Kranjska Gora is a picture postcard ski resort located in North West Slovenia near the border with Austria and Italy.
In terms of skiing it is ideal for beginners as it has wide open nursey slopes at the bottom of the mountain. If you make good progress on these then there’s a number of blue slopes a bit higher up and for intermediate skiers there are red slopes too. The whole resort has a nice relaxed atmosphere with the pace being relaxed rather than lively. The stunning scenery just keeps coming at you, swathes of wooded hillsides and soaring snow capped peaks stretching out for mile after mile serve as an ideal backdrop as you ski the mountains of this beautiful part of Europe.
Down in the village there is a real Alpine feel due to the wooden huts and churches that come with being in this part of the Alps. If you have the energy there’s ice skating or you can enjoy a warm drink, or a few cold ones, in the bars while you relax on the sofa near an open fire.
Bled is the most photographed place in Slovenia and when you stand on the side of its serene lake looking over to a baroque church set in the middle and a clifftop castle it’s easy to see why. Bled itself is a picturesque old spa town set on the edge of a lake with all the right ingredients for a memorable holiday - amazing natural beauty, good quality accommodation and beautiful scenery.
Our guests staying in Bled can choose to ski either in Krvavec or Kranjska Gora, there’s a complimentary ski bus that takes skiers there every day. In both resorts you’ll find a good variety of skiing with blue, red and black runs.
When you’ve hung up your ski boots for the day then we do recommend a walk round Lake Bled. To do the whole lake takes about 2 hours but it really is worth it as you take in the beautiful sights of this fairytale setting.
Bohinj is a mighty glacier situated on the edge of the Triglav National Park and Lake Bohinj is Slovenia’s largest lake (they look after nature here and only electric boats are permitted on the lake). Like Kranjska Gora and Bled, Bohinj offers wonderful views across the Triglev National Park and beyond, a majestic backdrop to take in while skiing.
We would say Bohinj is a perfect resort for learning to ski, it’s nice and compact with 22kms of piste that are all very well maintained. It’s not too busy so it’s ideal as you build your confidence on the slopes.
So that’s the skiing taken care of! In terms of hotels, there is a good range of very comfortable accommodation offering an ideal base for your holiday, please visit our website to see all the hotels. What about flights? We offer flights to Ljubljana which is not that far from our resorts, an hour and a half transfer time maximum.
So, there you have it, our guide to skiing in Slovenia. It’s a beautiful country in so many ways. For more information and to make a booking please make visit our website, www.balkanholidays.co.uk or please call us on 020 7543 5555 - we look forward to hearing from you.