The valley of records and active experiences

The first thing that comes to mind upon hearing the word Planica is ski jumping. Favourable conditions for the development of this sport have placed the Alpine valley located in the north-western part of Slovenia firmly on the map of major ski jumping competitions. This is where records and milestones, with regard to the jump length that can be achieved, have been broken – from the Large Rožman/Bloudek hill to the Gorišek Brothers' hill, which is nowadays considered to be one of the largest ski flying hills in the world. Since the new and modern Nordic Centre opened, Planica has been providing experience for both athletes and visitors throughout the year.

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Spectacular competitions on the Planica ski flying hill

In March, the picturesque valley in close proximity to the border with Italy and Austria will host the largest sporting and entertainment spectacle in Slovenia. Planica is the traditional venue for the finals of the Ski Jumping World Cup, visited by over ten thousand people every year. 

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Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica: an unprecedented sporting spectacle in Slovenia

In 2023, Planica will host the largest sporting event in its history, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Between 21 February and 5 March 2023, the best athletes from all over the world will compete for medals in ski jumping, cross-country skiing and Nordic combined in women’s, men’s and mixed team competitions. Make sure to get your ticket and be part of the winter spectacle in the idyllic surroundings of the valley below the Ponce mountains.

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Cross-country skiing competitions in an astounding arena

In the 1920s, championships for cross country skiing were held in Planica. With the opening of the Nordic Centre, Planica got onto the calendar of Sprint World Cup competitions.

Conquering the snowy landscape on skis

Whether they are jumping, cross-country, Alpine or touring, Slovenians are good on all sorts of skis. Did you know that the Karst plateau called Bloke is considered the cradle of skiing in Central Europe? At Google Arts & Culture, you can learn more about the rich skiing tradition in Slovenia.

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Cross-country skiing while enjoying nature

Planica Nordic Centre is an ideal place for preparation, regeneration, and other outdoor activities for professional and amateur athletes. In addition to seven new jumping hills, and the queen of them all – the flying hill, there are also cross-country skiing trails in wintertime for cross-country skiing enthusiasts.

Bike to Planica

It is also possible to reach Planica by bike. 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, and there are beautifully arranged rest areas and snack bars along the trail, so it is suitable for everyone, even children.

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Even more activities in the mountainous world?

Check out other activities that will send adrenaline rushing through your veins, or simply relax, as you marvel at the nature in this mountainous environment.

Mountains and hills

From the green landscape, head to rocky heights, to Slovenian hills and mountains.

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Adrenaline sports

Adrenaline sports in Slovenia offer a unique experience.

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Skiing

Enjoy skiing on well-maintained Slovenian ski slopes.

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Hiking and Mountaineering

Slovenia is a hiking paradise. More than 10,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails.

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Mountain biking

Numerous trails intended for mountain biking are suitable for beginners and world-class cyclists.

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Escape the high temperatures and retreat to the Julian Alps

Find a cosy spot to cool off in the Julian Alps.

Escape the high temperatures and retreat to the Julian Alps

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The Julian Alps

Julian Alps - a paradise for active adventures and relaxation in nature.

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Fly like a bird with the help of ziplines

Ready, set, go – slide down the most daring ziplines in Slovenia.

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