Slovenian ski resorts open a new ski season

Published: 10.12.2013

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Slovenian ski resorts open a new ski season

The new ski season in Slovenia is now open! As reported by the Association of Slovenian Ski-Lift Operators, the first and second weekend of December saw ski lifts go into operation in all the major Slovenian ski resorts. The snow conditions are favourable, and the low temperatures allow for snowmaking. Numerous resorts have kicked off the new season with all kinds of special offers and surprises. In Slovenia skiing occupies a very special place!

Slovenian ski resorts open a new ski season

The new ski season in Slovenia is now open! As reported by the Association of Slovenian Ski-Lift Operators, the first and second weekend of December saw ski lifts go into operation in all the major Slovenian ski resorts. The snow conditions are favourable, and the low temperatures allow for snowmaking. Numerous resorts have kicked off the new season with all kinds of special offers and surprises. In Slovenia skiing occupies a very special place!

Centuries ago in Slovenia, people invented a unique way of skiing and ski jumpers flew over 100 metres for the first time already in 1936 ... Today, this country is still in love with winter challenges and provides them in abundance for all who love an active winter. Slovenia is a popular ski destination and skiing is one of the most popular sports among Slovenians.

In the small corner of the Alps extending into Slovenia, there stretch a dozen well-regulated ski resorts – in total there are about 80, of which the most recognisable six are Kranjska Gora, Mariborsko Pohorje, Rogla, Krvavec, Vogel and Cerkno. The main advantage of Slovenian ski centres is that almost all of them offer direct contact with the valley and that many combine skiing with spa services, thus providing a truly diverse experience. Slovenia is also well known for its excellent ski schools.

During the previous ski season, Slovenian ski resorts were visited by 1.26 million tourists, with quite a number of ski centres achieving record results. For this season they have prepared some novelties and numerous special offers to attract even greater numbers of people.

On average, a third of all visitors come from abroad, but the figure varies greatly from ski resort to ski resort. While Croatia, Serbia, Hungary and Russia have been traditional markets for Slovenian ski centres, a rise in the number of visitors from Italy and Austria has also been registered in recent years. Last season Kranjska Gora, for instance, witnessed a significant increase in Italian skiers and other guests from Italy, whereas in Maribor Croatian skiers are joined by more and more Austrians from the southern part of the country.

For foreign guests, Slovenian ski resorts are financially very attractive as they offer competitive prices and a very good quality-price ratio. Another advantage is the broad range of winter adventures beyond just skiing and the winning combination with spa services.

What’s more, Slovenian ski centres and ski-lift operators are strengthening their cooperation with the Ski Association of Slovenia and, as of this season, with Serbia as well. Guests purchasing a season ski pass in the Slovenian ski resorts of Mariborsko Pohorje, Rogla, Golte, Krvavec, Stari Vrh, Vogel, Kranjska Gora or Cerkno will receive a free three-day ski pass for the Serbian ski centres of Kopaonik, Stara Planina or Tornik. The same will be offered to Serbian skiers coming to Slovenia. A cooperation agreement has been signed by the Association of Slovenian Ski-Lift Operators, the Chamber of Mountain Centres of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and the Serbian public institute Skijališta Srbije. Upon signing the agreement, the representative of the Serbian institute Dejan Ljevnaić said that new sporting history was being made. “A ski superpower and a country with huge ski potential are joining hands for the first time,” he added.

You can find more information on the websites of the individual ski centres as well as on www.slovenia.info and www.activeslo.com, where during this season you can again obtain the Active Slovenia card, which entitles you to a skiing discount of up to 30%.

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