Ski-Jumping Holidays in Planica
Planica is the annual site of the World Cup Ski-Jumping Finals, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. In March, the picturesque valley right by the Italian and Austrian borders hosts Slovenia’s largest sports and entertainment spectacular. From 10 to 13 December 2020, the valley will be the site of the Ski-Flying World Championships, and the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2023.
Ever since the Nordic Centre was opened, visiting Planica has become a great experience for both athletes and fans during the rest of the year.
Cross-country skiing while enjoying nature
The Planica Nordic Centre is an ideal place for sports preparations, regenerating, and enjoying other activities in nature, for professional and amateur athletes alike. In addition to seven new jumping hills and the king of them all – the flying hill, there are eight kilometres of cross-country skiing trails that can be enjoyed in the winter by lovers of cross-country skiing. Take in the beauty as you head from the Nordic Centre to the Tamar Valley. There are two other trails on which you can enjoy the unforgettable winter fairyland on your cross-country skis. The first one takes you through Rateče to neighbouring Italy, and you can take the second all the way down to Kranjska Gora. You can enjoy snow not only in the winter, but also when there is none. Just visit the special indoor cross-country skiing course at the Centre.
Feel the adrenaline of winners
Are you an adrenaline junkie always looking for new challenges? Then, adventures at the Planica ski flying hill are just the thing for you. Dare to experience the incredible sensations felt by the Slovenian ski jumpers known as the Slovenian eagles as well as by the ski jumping elite, as you take a ride down the steepest zip-line in the world. If the ascent excites you more than the descent, take the challenge of joining numerous runners who charge at the steep ski flying hill every September and attempt to conquer the most difficult 400 metres in the world! Would you like to test your aerodynamic abilities? Treat yourself to an adventure in a wind tunnel, where you will experience wind speeds of 250 km/h!
From Planica to a wonderful mountain world
Planica is an excellent starting point for a hike to one of the surrounding hills, from which you can enjoy a lovely view. The sun-kissed Ponce mountain group are particularly inviting. Head towards Mt. Ciprnik and Mt. Vitranc and enjoy the incredible vistas of the surrounding valleys and peaks. Walk to the amazing Tamar Valley, where you can enjoy a hearty meal at a mountain hut. Not far from there, you can admire the first source of the longest river in Slovenia, the River Sava (Dolinka). On your way to Kranjska Gora, don’t miss the Zelenci Nature Reserve. There, you can marvel at an emerald lake where the River Sava Dolinka once again resurfaces.
Bike to Planica
Take your bike to Planica. The biking trail taking you from nearby Rateče, past Kranjska Gora and Gozd Martuljek to Mojstrana is one of the most beautiful trails in Slovenia. It has no severe ascents, there are beautifully arranged rest areas and snack bars along the trail, so it is suitable for everyone, even children.