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?

Top reasons to choose cross-country skiing

If you’re unfamiliar with this winter activity, let us give you a few reasons as to why you should become one of the numerous cross-country skiers. We’re certain that you’ll quickly become excited about this sport.

Being outside in the fresh air

Activation of the majority of muscles in the body

Excellent aerobic exercise to burn calories

Suitable for all generations

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Find cross-country skiing excitement in Kranjska Gora and Planica

Total length of trails: 40km

Kranjska Gora and its surrounding area are intertwined with cross-country trails in wintertime. Well-maintained trails lead from the centre of Kranjska Gora to the Planica Nordic Centre and onwards to the picturesque Tamar Valley. The section of the trail between Rateče and Tamar is suitable for more skilled cross-country skiers. Maintained trails can also be found on the way towards Gozd Martuljek, Mojstrana and Zgornja Radovna.

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Cross-country skiing among spruces and hills on Pokljuka

Total length of trails: 30 km

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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Cross-country skiing paradise in Bohinj and on the Soriška Planina Plateau

Total length of trails: 70km

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 also find well-maintained trails with awe-inspiring mountain views on the neighbouring Soriška Planina Plateau.

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

Total length of trails: 30km

Enjoy the charms of cross-country skiing in an idyllic environment surrounded by majestic two-thousand-metre peaks amidst pristine nature and settlements where time passes slowly. Jezersko is particularly popular among cross-country skiers, and you’ll be impressed by the stunning trails in the Logar Valley and on the Velika Planina Plateau, too. 

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Pohorje from a cross-country skiing perspective

Total length of trails: 48 km

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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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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Single Cross-Country Ski Pass 

Would you like to experience as many cross-country skiing trails in Slovenia as possible on your winter break? With the Single Cross-Country Pass, you can go cross-country skiing one day in Pokljuka, another day in Jezersko, and the next day try the cross-country skiing trails in Planica. The Single Pass connects ten cross-country skiing centres, where you can enjoy miles and miles of well-maintained trails, magical scenery, and endless fun in the snow and fresh air. 

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