Winter fun in snow

When the snowflakes start falling, most Slovenians are overcome with childlike joy. A land covered in snow draws Slovenians outdoors and everyone finds their own way of having fun in the snow. Slovenians are unquestionably big skiing fans, but also have a knack for other snowy endeavours. No matter the activity, Slovenians always enjoy the winter wonderland. Maybe you will find yourself inspired by some of the winter activities most popular among Slovenians.

Skiers from a young age

Did you know that Bloke is the cradle of skiing in the Central Europe? In the past, Bloke residents used skies to get around more easily, but today we ski for fun. Skiing is very popular in Slovenia. Ski slopes and ski resorts are easily accessible, family-friendly and offer a variety of choices. It is no wonder then that Slovenians like to spend their free time on the nearest ski slope or spend a weekend skiing with the family.

 

Best Slovenian family ski resorts

Find out why skiing in Slovenia is a wholesome experience for the whole family and discover the best family ski resorts the country has to offer.

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Slovenia is a country of smaller ski resorts that are family-friendly and suitable for beginners, children and experienced skiers.

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Seven reasons why you should spend your winter holidays in Slovenia

Learn about the advantages of choosing Slovenia as your winter holiday destination.

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Go the distance on cross-country skis

Slovenians are not only skilful on the slopes but also fare well on snowy flat terrain. Kilometres of groomed cross-country trails offer both a fun way of traveling long distances on skis and great exercise. Find out where to find a paradise for cross-country skiing, also popular among Slovenians.

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Planica and the Upper Sava Valley

Planica is principally famous for ski jumping, but it is also popular among cross-country skiers. You will find around 8 kilometres of groomed cross-country trails in the area around the Planica Nordic Centre and a snow tunnel, where you can also cross-country ski in the summer. Cross-country trails from Planica will take you to Rateče, Kranjska Gora and Gozd-Martuljek. The area offers more than 40 kilometres of cross-country trails.

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Planica and the Upper Sava Valley

Planica and the Upper Sava Valley

Planica is principally famous for ski jumping, but it is also popular among cross-country skiers. You will find around 8 kilometres of groomed cross-country trails in the area around the Planica Nordic Centre and a snow tunnel, where you can also cross-country ski in the summer. Cross-country trails from Planica will take you to Rateče, Kranjska Gora and Gozd-Martuljek. The area offers more than 40 kilometres of cross-country trails.

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Pokljuka

Pokljuka

The Pokljuka plateau is one of the most popular cross-country skiing spots. Over 30 kilometres of regularly groomed cross-country trails connect various parts of the plateau. The trails will take you through spruce forests and across mountain pastures with exceptional views of the surrounding peaks of the Julian Alps. There is also a sports centre at Rudno Polje, which is known as a venue of the Biathlon World Cup.

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Bohinj

Bohinj

You will also find a cross-country skiing paradise in Bohinj. When snow conditions allow, Bohinj offers over 70 kilometres of groomed cross-country trails. In addition to the trails on Pokljuka, you can also cross-country ski on the trails running along the Upper and Lower Bohinj Valley. You will find shorter trails with awe-inspiring mountain views at Vogel and Soriška Planina.

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Rogla

Rogla

Rogla is mostly known as a ski resort but there is also something for cross-country skiers. The cross-country skiing centre offers 24 kilometres of trails both for top cross-country skiers and those taking their first steps on cross-country skis. 

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Jezersko

Jezersko

Sometimes an escape into pristine nature, far away from the city crowds, is just what you need. One of such getaway places is Jezersko, which is a popular cross-country skiing spot. Did you know that cross-country skiing has a long-standing tradition here? The people of Jezersko held cross-country skiing competitions before Alpine skiing competitions. Nowadays, when the conditions allow, they can offer 15 kilometres of groomed cross-country trails.

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A hike through the snow

You probably already know that Slovenians are avid hikers and climbers. Their enthusiasm does not disappear when the hiking trails are covered in snow. Hiking in winter is not without its charms, but the conditions call for even more caution than normal. You must always check both snow and weather conditions, and have the appropriate equipment. Some people descend to the valley on touring skis while snowshoeing is also increasingly popular.

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Ski touring through pure whiteness

Snow-covered Alpine mountaintops can be very inviting. Making your way through untouched snow, in complete silence, surrounded by the captivating winter scenery is exactly what draws Slovenians to ski touring. But it should be said that ski touring requires utmost caution, knowledge of snow and weather conditions, as well as appropriate equipment and physical fitness. Check out the most popular ski touring spots.

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The Triglav Ski Touring Traverse

Ski touring on the Triglav Traverse is an experience every true ski tourer should experience at least once in their lives. You cross the snowy area between Mt Vogel and Mt Komna in 3 to 4 days on skis.

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The Triglav Ski Touring Traverse

The Triglav Ski Touring Traverse

Ski touring on the Triglav Traverse is an experience every true ski tourer should experience at least once in their lives. You cross the snowy area between Mt Vogel and Mt Komna in 3 to 4 days on skis.

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Peaks above the Pokljuka Plateau

Peaks above the Pokljuka Plateau

The Alpine plateau of Pokljuka is an excellent starting point for ski touring adventures on the neighbouring peaks. The most popular among ski tourers are Mrežce, Debela peč, Viševnik, and Mali and Veliki Draški vrh.

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The Julian Alps

The Julian Alps

Locations for ski touring of various difficulty levels can be found in the Julian Alps. Among the most popular are Mala and Velika Mojstrovka and Kotovo sedlo under Mt Jalovec.

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The Kamnik-Savinja Alps

The Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Smrekovec, Velika planina, Raduha and Dleskovec Plateau are only some of the places that attract ski tourers into the winter embrace of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

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Joy and laughter on a sledge

When snow falls, almost every little hill in Slovenia is bustling with life. Children love to sledge down a slope, and adults enjoy embracing their inner child. There are several groomed sledging runs in Slovenia, most of them near ski resorts. Slovenia also has several popular sledging spots, where you can sledge at your own risk. There is also night sledging, a unique and romantic experience.

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No excuse to be bored in Slovenia in winter

There is always something to do during Slovenian winter. Even when there is no snow. And even if you do not like snow at all. Maybe you can admire the winter wonderland from afar and enjoy the little pleasures in life.

Spas and health resorts

Rest, relax and enjoy the soothing power of thermal waters and wellness treatments.

Spas and health resorts

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The craziest winter experiences in Slovenia

Do something daring – choose among attractive winter experiences in Slovenia.

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Food and wine

Love is experienced through the stomach.

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Top 10 sights

Must-see attractions in green Slovenia!

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Culture

Slovenia boasts a rich cultural tradition.

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What can you do in Slovenia when there is not enough snow

Don’t frown at the prospect of a "green" winter, just find and embrace your favourite outdoor activities – with or without snow.

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