Experience nature on cross-country skis

The snow-covered Slovenian landscape is a true magnet for activities on the snow. One of the most popular activities among Slovenians is cross-country skiing, proof of which is that you can find arranged cross-country trails in many places all over Slovenia. Everyone can enjoy cross-country skiing: true cross-country enthusiasts and beginners. If you are considering taking up this sport, you can start in a cross-country skiing school. We have selected some of the most popular cross-country skiing destinations. Is your cross-country skiing equipment prepared?

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Skiing through the Upper Sava Valley

Kranjska Gora and its surrounding area are intertwined with cross-country trails in winter time. Some 40 kilometres of well-maintained cross-country trails will take you from the centre of Kranjska Gora to Planica Nordic Centre, where you can also cross-country ski in the summer, and onwards to the scenic Tamar Valley. The section of the trail between Rateče and Tamar is suitable for more skilled cross-country skiers. Maintained trails are also located on the way towards Gozd Martuljek, Mojstrana and Zgornja Radovna. If you do not find the time for cross-country skiing during the day, you can also venture on the trails at night in Kranjska Gora.

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Cross-country skiing among spruces and hills on Pokljuka

The Pokljuka Plateau is the right place for all lovers of cross-country skiing. Over 30 kilometres of regularly maintained cross-country trails connect various parts of the plateau. There is a sports centre at Rudno polje, which is known as a venue of biathlon world cup competitions. Skiing through spruce forests and across mountain pastures with exceptional views of the surrounding peaks of the Julian Alps is a guarantee that you will feel like you are in a winter fairy tale.

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A cross-country skiing paradise in Bohinj

If leaving Pokljuka in the direction of Goreljek and Gorjuše, you will find another paradise for cross-country skiing. When snow conditions are good, there are over 70 kilometres of maintained cross-country trails in the Bohinj area. 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 can find shorter trails with awe-inspiring mountain views at Vogel and Soriška planina.

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Pohorje from a cross-country skiing perspective

If you want the whole family to have fun with cross-country skiing, Pohorje is the right choice for you. Kilometers of well-maintained trails offer pleasures in nature for both top cross-country skiers as well as beginners. Most of the cross-country trails are located near the Pohorje ski slopes, so you can ski and cross-country ski on the same day.

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On cross-country skis in the shelter of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Experience the magic of cross-country skiing in an idyllic setting under the mighty two-thousanders, in unspoiled nature and in places where life moves at a slower pace.

Cross-country trails are everywhere

In addition to the most popular cross-country skiing destinations, it is possible to cross-country ski almost everywhere in Slovenia if weather conditions permit it. The majority of other Slovenian ski centres.

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