If pocket-friendly and excellence are what you’re looking for in your ideal skiing getaway, then Slovenia is the place to be. It is a nation blessed with beautiful nature and rivaling the likes of Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and France for the tag of the best skiing action that all of Europe has to offer. Consequently, the country has many topnotch resorts available to meet preferences across the board and, on that note, here’s a look at Slovenia’s best in the business as far as ski resorts go.
1) Bled Straza
If you are new to skiing or snowboarding, Bled Straza offers the perfect learning course atop an altitude of 645 meters above sea level on generous yet friendly slopes in and around Lake Bled that is beautifully frozen over during winter. Accommodation consists of regal rooms and charming cabins while bars and vibrant restaurants provide an abundance of après-ski entertainment to keep you occupied when you’ve had your fill of the snow.
Quite popular with locals, Krvavec Ski Resort caters to all types of skiers from novices to seasoned professionals. It is cast in a mesmerizing location and offers a plethora of perks including one-of-a-kind ice bars, night sledding, and unrivaled ski runs topped off with a lovely snow park. The accommodation at this resort is second to none and this alongside its accessibility and suitability to all ski levels ranks it amongst one of the best ski resorts in Slovenia.
3) Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora easily takes the tag of Slovenia’s most famous resort with it attracting hordes of skiers over the winter months every year without fail and that is not without good reason. It is sandwiched within the Julian mountain ranges and as such avails an expansive skiing canvas providing a total of 18 different slopes with challenges perfect for all levels of skiers or snowboarders. What’s more, it hosts competitions and international events every so often while accommodation is elegant and also creative with housing ranging from conventional guest houses to traditional yet lovely igloos.
Golte Ski Resort is quite small in size but it is the perfect personification of the phrase “all good things come in small packages”. Its cross-country skiing tracks summing up 5 kilometers on an overall 12-kilometer family-friendly terrain is quite limited but is packed with some of the best trails and snow in the country. The resort offers the whole winter vacation package which also includes conveniences such as pool and sauna areas, wellness and massage centers as well as state-of-the-art hotel abodes fit for a king.
Slovenia has just one national park called Triglav and Vogel Ski Resort is located right at the periphery on a well-preserved terrain overflowing with natural beauty thanks to an existing restriction on construction in the surrounding area. The snow is all natural while the 18 kilometers of terrain options present ample skiing ground across low-latitude and worthy pistes. You’ll have to seek refuge in traditional huts if you want to stay really close to the action or at Zlatorog Hotel on the foot of nearby Lake Bohinj (a wondrous water body in itself) if you prefer the comfort of modern amenities.
Whether it’s family-friendly terrain you desire or world-class decadent resorts that tickle your fancy, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for amongst Slovenia’s renowned resorts.