Slovenian ski resorts in the midst of snow-covered forests and Alpine peaks thrilled many winter sports lovers from around Europe this year. The British Guardian newspaper and the American Huffington Post also drew attention to Slovenia’s star quality during this winter season, singing the praises of Slovenian natural wonders and the country’s hospitality.
Slovenian winter praised by The Guardian and The Huffington Post
Slovenian ski resorts in the midst of snow-covered forests and Alpine peaks thrilled many winter sports lovers from around Europe this year. The ski season reached its euphoric peak in February – what else can you expect when the whole of Slovenia hardly managed to slalom between the fun on the home snow and the Olympic Games in Sochi where the Slovenian team kept rocketing to the stars. The British Guardian newspaper and the American Huffington Post also drew attention to Slovenia’s star quality during this winter season, singing the praises of Slovenian natural wonders and the country’s hospitality.
A journalist from The Guardian described Slovenia as a treasure chest full of delicious local food, scenic sites, wooden chalets in the ski resorts and a musical merry-go-round alternating waltzes and rock. She was taken by the kindness of the locals and could not believe that in the heart of the Gorenjska region, in one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Slovenia, on Mount Vogel, a hotel owner waited up late during a snowstorm and extended a warm welcome to his guests. As reported by the Guardian, with its quality and affordable ski resorts Slovenia can easily be equated to its skiing neighbours Austria and Italy. However, Slovenia has something special – a typical spark of hospitality and charm. Slovenia is hidden from the masses and fresh, just like fresh snow falling in the Slovenian mountains.
During the main winter season, numerous alpine skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers occupied the Slovenian ski resorts of Kranjska Gora, Mariborsko Pohorje, Krvavec, Vogel, Pokljuka, Rogla, Golte, Cerkno, Kope and Stari Vrh. Slovenia is always fresh because the ski resorts can take such good care of their guests when the fun on the white slopes comes to an end. As soon as the ski-lift operators stop the ski lifts, skiers can place themselves in the capable hands of the masters of relaxation and regeneration in spas located only a short step from the ski slopes. In many places March promises packages with free ski passes and pampering in spas and thermal springs. Leave yourself in the hands of ski wellness experts on Golte and Mariborsko Pohorje, at the foot of Rogla and in Kranjska Gora, where you can gather new strength and attend apre;s ski parties with a pleasant Alpine atmosphere in the evening.
Slovenia has been noticed across the pond as well. In an article entitled "19 reasons we should all pay more attention to Slovenia", the American online newspaper The Huffington Post characterised Slovenia as a land of dreams. Picturesque photographs of Slovenian natural attractions invite you to take a look at fairytale Bled island, 700-year-old Predjama Castle and the Alpine River Soča in the most beautiful hues of blue. The Huffington Post is enthusiastic: "In Slovenia farmers know their friendly cows by name and grow their own fresh food in an unspoilt environment." They also felt Slovenia in cosmopolitan Ljubljana, which reminded them of Venice due to its "canals", but without the annoying crowds. So how about you, can you feel the spring yet? Slovenia is in the air!