Are you up for a winter challenge?

Every leaf that falls from a tree in autumn takes our mind closer to winter time. Do you already know where you will spend your winter holiday? Slovenia is a perfect ski destination for anyone who wants to try several ski slopes in just a few days. You can ski on smaller ski slopes or at sprawling ski resorts. If skiing is not enough, experience something new and more challenging. Here is the list of the most attractive winter adventures awaiting you in Slovenia.

Instead of sleigh riding

Sleigh riding is fun. But, you can have an even better time, filled with adrenaline, should you chose other, more challenging descents into the valley. 

Airboarding

Put on a helmet and knee pads, grab a special air board and under the supervision and escort of our experienced guide wiz down the snowy slope. Airboarding is great for all generations, whereas adrenaline junkies can venture out on an airboarding safari guided by an experience instructor.

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Snow rafting?

Why not? A special rubber boat is waiting for you at Vogel to take you down the snowy slopes as if you were on wild river rapids. You will have fun, adrenaline-fuelled and unforgettable experiences!

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Snow biking

Enjoy in a fun adventure and venture on a ride down the white slopes with a special snow bike. Snow biking has very favourable statistics and will be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age.

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The "pležuh" race

"Pležuh"? Pležuh is a type of snow-sledge with a steering wheel. It is made of materials that used to be close at hand and was used for travelling over snowy slopes on a hillside overlooking the Drava River Valley. Nowadays, the "pležuh" is more modernised. Challenge yourself and take a ride with it while racing for fun across the Pohorje ski slopes.

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Horse Carriage and skis – a funny combination!

Skijoring is a fun experience just like skiing on water, but the adventurer on skis is pulled by a horse and not by a boat. The ride takes place within a fenced-in area. The horse is guided by an experienced horse rider adjusting the direction and speed of the trip depending on your skiing skills.

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Winter Paragliding

Don’t put your paraglider away just because of a snowfall. Fly over the snow covered landscape from winter paragliding launch sites found at some ski resorts. If you take off from Mt Kanin or from the Mangart Saddle, you will be awed by the panoramic flight over snow-covered Bovec and the Soča River Valley. Experience a flight with a paraglide from Mt Vogel and enjoy an idyllic mountain view from the air.  You can treat yourself to a winter panoramic flight from Mt Krvavec, a ski resort only a few kilometres from the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.

Have a date with pristine whiteness

Do you enjoy a snowy ride on skis or a board through fresh, powdery snow? Slovenia is filled with such pleasures. Freeriders or snowboarders will discover a snowy paradise primarily at the ski resorts at Kanin, Vogel and Krvavec. These ski resorts also hold freeride competitions but are also popular starting points for ski touring enthusiasts and snowboarders.

 

 

If you are among the enthusiasts looking for ski touring adventures, then by all means stop over at Jezersko or at the Logar Valley, both known as the most popular ski touring destinations. There are also some excellent ski touring destinations near Kranjska Gora and the Soča Valley. Pokljuka and Velika Planina are also known as a popular starting point for ski touring. Attention! You should always inquire beforehand if weather and snow conditions allow for such skiing and snowboarding pleasures.

Swing your ice axe into the ice wall

Ice-clad walls and frozen waterfalls are a great challenge for enthusiastic ice climbers. Artificial and natural ice-clad walls are to be found at various locations in Slovenia. In the Upper Sava Valley, the ice climbing destinations located in the Mlačca Gorge in Mojstrana and the Lucifer Frozen Waterfall near Gozd Martuljek are well worth visiting. The road across the Vršič Mountain Pass or the Predel Pass will take you to the Soča Valley, where the ice climbers can enjoy the most interesting natural ice climbing destinations in Trenta, Log pod Mangrtom and the Krn mountain range. There are ample opportunities for ice climbing in the Logar Valley, where the Palenk Waterfall is worth highlighting. Furthermore, ice-clad walls at Bohinj also feature a climbing challenge.

Have fun in the snow

Spend a memorable winter holiday full of snow adventures. Zip down the well-maintained ski slopes, enjoy cross-country skiing or walking across the snow-covered landscape wearing crampons or snowshoes, or choose another fun winter activity.

Skiing

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

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Cross-country skiing

Tips on where to find enjoyable cross-country skiing experiences in nature.

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Winter sports

Experience winter fun in the snow and on the ice.

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Seven excellent ski experiences for families

Treat yourself to a family ski adventure and take care of your well-being.

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Skiing beyond national borders

Savour the boundless views from Slovenian ski areas and enjoy winter sports activities well into spring.

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Planica – a sports paradise under the Ponce mountains

The Slovenian cradle of ski jumping and flying invites you throughout the year.

Planica – a sports paradise under the Ponce mountains

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