Slovenia is truly a beautiful setting for a ski holiday, whether you are a beginner looking to take advantage of the excellent tuition available or either intermediate or an advanced skier who is looking for somewhere different to explore this winter. The perfect choice if you are looking to escape the crowds that have become common place in other resorts across Europe and the Alps.
Kranjska Gora is an ideal ski resort offering everything you need from skiing to ski jumping, tobogganing and cross country skiing, and is a base for exploring the Julian Alps over 810 metres above sea level. It is located in North West Slovenia near the border with Austria and Italy, and touches Triglav National Park to the South.
With its great selection of hotels, restaurants, casinos and exciting events, Kranjska Gora offers ample opportunities for those seeking action and entertainment. One of the many reasons for its continued popularity must be attributed to the easy access to the village itself, as well as the slopes, and because of their altitude they offer favourable weather and snow conditions. Suitable for all levels of skiers from tentative beginners who can take lessons from any of the many instructors in the resort, right through to experienced skiers seeking an adrenaline challenge throughout its 30 km of pistes and 40 km of cross country trails.
Bled is a picturesque old spa town set on the edge of a lake. It has all the right ingredients for a memorable holiday - amazing natural beauty, good quality accommodation and service and the famous island in the middle of the lake with its baroque church whose bell, when rung, is said to make wishes come true. All guests are taken to Bohinj to ski by a local ski bus. Our guests staying in Bled can choose to ski either in Krvavec (40 minutes away) or Kranjska Gora (35 minutes away) on daily basis and once per week they can decide to ski in Stella Nevea/Kanin (1 hour 20 minutes away), Visevnik/Tarvisio (1 hour 15 minutes away) & Dreilanderdeck/Arnoldstein (1 hour 20 minutes away).
Complimentary ski bus will operate on daily basis to Krvavec, Kranjska Gora and once per week to Stella Nevea/Kanin Visevnik/Tarvisio & Dreilanderdeck/Arnoldstein, subject to snow conditions.
Bohinj is a mighty glacier situated on the edge of the Triglav National Park. The area offers breathtaking views of the Julian Alps mirrored in the tranquil lake below, combined with a range of activities which nonskiers can also enjoy. The variety of runs are ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and there are some excellent cross country tracks through the Pokljuka Plateau and exciting guided ski tours through the Julian Alps. Our guests staying in Bohinj ski in Vogel ski area. More
Kranjska Gora and Krvavec are ideal for beginners. In Kranjska Gora you will learn to ski on the two nursery slopes and four more gentle runs, served by six lifts and in Krvavec there is a beginners polygon, childrenâs carousel, number of playgrounds, gentle run and the toboggan run. Both resorts have a well-organised ski school with English speaking instructors.
The great variety of well-marked red runs and compact system of chair and drag lifts make all of the resorts ideal for improving your skiing confidence. In Kranjska Gora, intermediates will find interesting skiing on Mt. Vitranc or on the shorter wooded slopes down towards Podkoren. Krvavec will keep intermediates busy with 15km of intermediate runs. Alpine skiers and snowboarders can test the more challenging runs on Vogel.
Experienced skiers should head for the steep black runs of the Podkoren Mountain, situated 3km to the west of Kranjska Gora, for a chance to tackle the World Cup Slalom run. Mount Vogel is one of the highest alpine ski centres. It has an excellent 8.5km run going over the back of the mountain and descending to the magnificent lakeside area below. In Krvavec you can tackle 4 black runs.
All ski lifts operate 9am-4pm, and in Kranjska Gora you can also enjoy night skiing 7-10pm. Night skiing is included for clients staying in Kranjska Gora in the pre-bookable lift pass and other pre-bookable ski packs.
There is great tuition available for those wanting to learn to snowboard, as well as many blue and red runs for the more experienced. The Vogel snow park is among the best in Slovenia and suitable for all levels plus the area around Lake Bled offers some interesting terrain for free riders and the chance to try some adventurous jumps.
It is no exaggeration to say Slovenia is the place for cross country skiing. There is the world renown 40km trail which starts from Kranjska Gora, goes into Italy and Austria before returning to Kranjska Gora. A variety of tracks are marked in the vicinity of Bled centre and there
is also a lovely 10km cross country run extending from Bohinjska Bistrica to the impressive Bohinj Lake. The Pokljuka plateau near Bled hosts the Biathlon World Cup competition every year and offers beautiful trails through quiet woods and across highland pastures and is more suited to experienced cross country skiers.
Kranjska Gora is a great place to let your hair down after a hard day on the slopes. Its wonderful bars and restaurants offer a fantastic atmosphere at a fraction of the price you can expect to pay back home and if you fancy a flutter, you can try your luck at the local casino. There are weekly ski parties, snow rafting and tobogganing. Beautifully complemented by its magical setting, Bled offers all the amenities of a modern ski resort - excellent choice of restaurants, lively bars, discos and even a casino for that extra bit of fun. When the water of the lake freezes over, you can go skating or take a short cut to the famous church in the middle of the lake.
Excursions & Other Activities
There are various half and full day excursions available for those who want to get out and about and see some more of what this wonderful part of Europe has to offer. Visit the famous Postojna caves, the 17th century church on Lake Bled, the Triglav National Park, Venice in Italy or Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Snowmobiling and sledging are not to be missed if you want to truly experience Kranjska Gora. Open air ice skating is also available in the centre of Lake Bled as well as in Kranjska Gora, where you can enjoy a rink near Ramada Hotel & Suites Kranjska Gora or a natural & picturesque skating rink on Lake Jasna, a pleasant walk away from the town centre.