Winter in Slovenia with the Roglič family

Olympic gold medallist and one of the best cyclists in the world, Primož Roglič prefers to spend time with his family at home in Slovenia after the end of the cycling season. As a former professional ski jumper, spending his winter days in Slovenia is a particularly precious experience for him.

His wife Lora and their son stand by Primož's side throughout the season and cheer him on at the biggest cycling events around the world. But when the season is over, the Roglič family turns into a regular family, using every moment together to enjoy authentic experiences in nature, good food and drink and spending precious time actively with family and friends.

Learn about the cycling career of Primož Roglič

Primož Roglič, Olympic champion in the chronometre and three-time winner of the Tour of Spain, started his cycling career in Slovenia. Discover his transformation from a ski jumper to a top cyclist. Discover why so many top cyclists come from Slovenia and why Slovenia is an attractive cycling destination.

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The Rogličs are big fans of Slovenian winter athletes

Ski jumping and flying are the first sports that took Primož Roglič to the top of the world, while his wife Lora is a passionate cross-country skier. They also share their love of winter sports with their son, who can't wait to take on new adventures this winter. With their shared love of winter, they choose activities to recharge their batteries after a challenging cycling season. In the winter, Primož rarely misses a chance to cheer on his former national teammates, who are winning top places in international ski jumping competitions. This winter, he will certainly be cheering on them even more wholeheartedly at the Nordic World Championship in Planica from 22 February to 5 March 2023.

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Planica and Kranjska Gora – where winter fun is at home all year round

Primož has the most emotional memories of his career as a ski jumper in Planica. The venue under the Ponce Mountains has hosted the world's best ski jumpers for more than 80 years. It is a symbol of tradition and pushing the limits of performance, boasting more than 40 world records in ski jumping and flying. The unique scenery of the Julian Alps, rising behind the ski jumps and flying hills, attracts tens of thousands of ski jumping and flying fans from all over the world each year at the end of winter.

Planica – a sports paradise under the Ponce mountains

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Kranjska Gora

A world-class ski centre nestled in the Julian Alps at the triple border point of Slovenia, Italy and Austria

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Since 2015, the Planica Nordic Centre has been offering many exciting sports activities under one roof all year round, such as cross-country skiing in the snow tunnel, curling in the summer and the wind tunnel, where you can experience the sensation of flying on the Planica Giant. Disc golf is also a special feature of the centre. In summer, the most popular attraction is the zipline from Planica flying hill, which is the steepest zipline in the world.

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Not far away, Kranjska Gora has a rich winter sports tradition of alpine skiing. The traditional venue for the Alpine Ski World Cup, which is renowned as one of the most challenging slopes in the World Cup, also boasts a number of ski slopes suitable for the youngest skiers' first turns. Lora and Primož are also keen to introduce their son to as many different sports as possible, and he is currently most enthusiastic about sledding. "He especially likes to go as fast as possible on the sledge, which is also a good physical activity for Primož and me," Lora explains with a laugh, adding that he is as keen on cross-country skiing as his parents and has been skiing on his own since he was two years old.

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Winter is not complete without winter fun at Rogla

Although Rogla is more closely associated with Primož in the summer, as it is his favourite mountain to climb in Slovenia on a bike, it is the Roglič family's favourite choice in winter. They often choose to travel around Slovenia by motorhome, as it allows them to have their house on wheels with them at all times. An organised children's snow party at Rogla is a great way to make the winter holidays more enjoyable for the little ones, while their parents can enjoy the white slopes or go cross-country skiing.

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The mountaineering village, which is becoming one of the most popular cross-country skiing centres in Slovenia

Jezersko is the first mountaineering village in Slovenia, famous for its exceptional mountain nature. Tradition and sustainable tourism are on the same side. While summer is dominated by hikers conquering the peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, in winter Jezersko becomes a true cross-country skiing centre. Lora and Primož also attest to the excellence of the cross-country skiing trails, which are snow-covered even when there is not enough snow in the valley. The variety of cross-country skiing trails with views of the glacier below Skuta and Grintavci on the one hand and the Karavanke Ridge on the other are an unforgettable experience for any Nordic ski enthusiast.

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The way to Lora's and Primož's heart is also through their stomach

After an active winter's day, there's nothing better than indulging your taste buds with great Slovenian cuisine. In the off-season, Primož can also indulge in the best offers at Slovenia's winter resorts. Lora and Primož love trying out new restaurants and have been wishing for a long time that they would be able to indulge in the culinary indulgence of the world-famous chef Ana Roš, who has been delighting with her culinary experiences at Hiša Franko for several years.

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"Our ideal winter day ends in the company of family and friends with a full table of delicacies. Since I follow a prescribed diet programme during the cycling season, winter is also an opportunity to indulge. Traditional Slovenian dishes prepared in a new and creative way catch my attention and I always like to try something new," explains Roglič. Both he and Lora are also big fans of Slovenian wines. Especially Lora, who was so fascinated by wine culture that she trained as a sommelier. Slovenian restaurants are renowned for their wide selection of local wines, produced in the wine cellars of the three wine-growing regions.

Enjoy winter activities in Slovenia

When Slovenia is covered by a blanket of snow, the green land in the heart of Europe turns into a training ground for unforgettable winter experiences. Skis of one kind or another are almost indispensable equipment for enjoying nature, but you can also enjoy the snow without them. See the endless possibilities for winter fun in Slovenia.

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Family adventures in Slovenia make everyone feel at home

The Rogličs prefer to spend their winters at home in Slovenia. The festive season of visiting and gift-giving also coincides with enjoying the winter fun that can be found at every step in Slovenia. Active adventures are a constant for Slovenians, no matter their age, spending their free time with family and friends. It is the feeling of familiarity that everyone who takes the time to explore Slovenia and its hidden corners can feel. Let the adventures of the Roglič family inspire you to spend time with your loved ones surrounded by a winter fairy tale in Slovenia.

Family-friendly ski resorts

All family members can enjoy Slovenian ski resorts, as ski runs of various difficulty levels are available. Beginners can learn their first turns in a skiing school, and children can learn how to ski through fun games and with the encouragement of local fairytale heroes.

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Family-friendly ski resorts

Family-friendly ski resorts

All family members can enjoy Slovenian ski resorts, as ski runs of various difficulty levels are available. Beginners can learn their first turns in a skiing school, and children can learn how to ski through fun games and with the encouragement of local fairytale heroes.

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Winter experiences for a perfect day on the ski slopes

Winter experiences for a perfect day on the ski slopes

A day on the Slovenian ski slopes goes by in a flash. Do you know why? Because, as well as skiing on the well-maintained slopes, there are plenty of other winter experiences to make your day on the snow even better. To make sure you don't run out of energy, indulge in culinary delights right next to the slopes, and if one day isn't enough to enjoy the snow, you can extend it by staying overnight in nearby accommodation.

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Crossing the snowy landscape on cross-country skis

Crossing the snowy landscape on cross-country skis

Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular activities among the Slovenians, proof of which is that you can find well-maintained cross-country trails in many places all over Slovenia. Everyone can enjoy cross-country skiing: true cross-country enthusiasts as well as beginners.

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Top sledding locations

Top sledding locations

Just a few centimetres of snow are enough to enjoy sledding down the nearest hill. However, if you are looking for a more adventurous and longer sledding experience, check out some of Slovenia’s most popular sledding locations.

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Adrenaline-packed winter experience

Adrenaline-packed winter experience

Are you looking for an adrenaline-fuelled winter experience? You can choose among a variety of fun adventures on ski slopes that are also suitable for families. Those seeking daring experiences can perform the craziest tricks in snow parks or take the pristine snow-covered slopes.

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Winter to your taste

Slovenia looks even more fairy tale-like in winter, when the snow falls. The glistening snow crystals call you to explore the winter nature and enjoy active snow adventures.  Especially as you can combine them with a warm treat for your body, mind and taste buds at the end of the day.

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Winter activities to spice up the holidays

Treat yourself to unforgettable holidays with winter experiences in Slovenia!

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Winter hikes and snowshoeing in Slovenia

A hike with snowshoes or hiking boots in winter nature is a wonderful experience.

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