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Leave your car at home when going to Bohinj
Most skiers cannot imagine going skiing without their cars. That’s understandable: it’s difficult to carry heavy ski boots, skis and poles from the car park to the first cable car, let alone travel with all that equipment from your home to the ski resort and back. But for the sake of nature, it’s right to tackle this issue and go skiing in a green way. Where to? Bohinj!
Nature, far more cruel in the old winters than today, has made the people of Bohinj quite stubborn and vigorous. But stubbornness (may) be a good quality. For example, when people need to protect the pristine nature surrounding them, and they’re doing this quite well in Bohinj. This is also proven by the platinum Slovenia Green label that Bohinj was the first to receive in Slovenia. The residents of the broader area of Lake Bohinj are doing their best to preserve nature by persuading visitors to refrain from filling up and polluting the valley with their cars. They encourage us to visit Bohinj and its surrounding area without cars. Including Bohinj ski resorts.
We don’t have 100 kilometres and more of ski tracks, but we have the wonderful landscape of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park and small ski resorts, which have been combined into an innovative product.
Klemen Langus, Director at Turizem Bohinj
By train on the picturesque Bohinj railway line
In the early 20th century, the railway line connected Bohinj with the remaining Gorenjska region in the north (and thus Central Slovenia and Ljubljana) and the Primorska region in the south. This connection was used by the people of Bohinj to offer the BohinjSKI train, which includes transport by train, local bus, a ski pass and a snack. Such an offer proved to be successful and contributes significantly to redirecting visitors onto the train. When arriving in Bohinjska Bistrica by train, families with children who are learning to descend down the white slopes can go on foot to the Kozji hrbet ski resort, the only ski resort in Slovenia accessible by train. Other visitors can transfer to a bus at the railway station.
Well-established free transport to the beaches of Lake Bohinj, camps, the Savica Waterfall and other tourist points surrounding Bohinj runs smoothly in the summer season. Free buses will also connect four surrounding ski resorts in winter 2022/2023. These include Vogel, Sorica Plateau, Kozji hrbet and Pokljuka. The ski bus is anticipated to start running at the end of December and will be intended for the skiers already accommodated in Bohinj and those arriving in Bohinj by train or those who will leave their cars at one of the P+R car parks in Bohinj. All guests staying in accommodation facilities in the area of Bohinj are entitled to free SkiBus, which means that the bus will take them to the lower station of the Vogel cable car free of charge.
Everyone, beginners or experienced skiers, can ski in Bohinj. Each curve provides additional pleasure due to the exceptional natural backdrop.
The cable car will take you to a skiing paradise with 22-kilometres of easy and also more challenging ski tracks. In addition to skiing, make sure to take some time to admire the peaks of the Julian Alps, the highest mountain of Slovenia, Mt Triglav, and Lake Bohinj far down in the valley.
The ski resort has four ski lifts, a double chair lift, a sledging track and a cross-country skiing trail. The views from the peaks where it’s possible to find the remnants of military facilities from the times when the Italian and Yugoslavian border used to run here, are absolutely breathtaking, which is why the Sorica Plateau is also a great place for hikers and ski tourers.
This small ski resort has a 440-metre-long track that can be accessed on foot directly from the railway station in Bohinjska Bistrica. It’s perfect for families with small children who are learning to stand on skis and are making their first turns on the white slopes. And once the children get tired of skiing, Aquapark Bohinj is only 600 metres away. What could be better?
Two ski resorts for families with small children can be found in the middle of the pristine forested plateau. The first one is at the Pokljuka Hotel and the second one at the Jelka Hotel. The third ski resort in Pokljuka, Viševnik at the barracks on Rudno polje, is a popular starting point for ski touring enthusiasts.
The Senožeta ski resort is a small resort in Srednja vas that is suitable for families and recreational skiing. The resort is accessible by car. It enables night skiing and has well-maintained cross-country tracks that criss-cross the Upper Bohinj Valley.
Seven reasons why you should go skiing in Slovenia
Once snow covers Slovenia, it transforms it into an exquisite white wonderland for winter experiences. Ski resorts are family-friendly and linked with one another with a single ski pass. If you lack sufficient knowledge or equipment, we’ll be happy to help you. Your day of skiing can be complemented in 101 ways with various experiences taking place in the snow and in the warm indoors.
The advantage of Slovenian ski resorts is that they are situated in close proximity of one another, making it possible to ski in different corners of Slovenia in a very short time. This is enabled by the single skiing ticket, Ski Pass Slovenia that connects Slovenian ski resorts. If you’re more keen to ski in the Julian Alps, you can get the single ticket, Julian Alps Ski Pass that combines five Slovenian, seven Italian and three Austrian ski resorts.
Vogel and the Pokljuka Plateau are popular sites for ski tourers. If you want to detour from the maintained ski slopes, then check out the Juliana SkiTour. This four-day ski touring expedition across the Slovenian Julian Alps is compliant with the strict laws regarding Triglav National Park. It regulates visits to mountains, is environmentally oriented, observes quiet zones in the park and stimulates the local economy.
Five accommodation facilities with the Slovenia Green label
The Slovenia Green certificate is a guarantee that one of the host’s priorities is also nature conservation. You can find several accommodation facilities equipped with this label in Bohinj. Discover which ones are closest to ski resorts.
Indulge in the charms of winter in Slovenia
There’s quite a lot to do in Bohinj and generally in Slovenia in wintertime. If you didn’t bring your skis, you can still enjoy the beauty of the snow-covered landscape. When you get cold, you can warm up in saunas and soak in nearby spas. Restore your energy with selected Slovenian cuisine.
An oasis of peace and pristine nature in the Julian Alps and in the Triglav National Park.
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