Best Ski Resorts in Slovenia

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Tom Smith
Published: 25/03/2020
Updated: 10/11/2021

273 kilometres of slopes in easily accessible, affordable and exceptionally beautiful ski resorts. 

You’ve decided to go on a ski holiday to Slovenia. Excellent choice! Now for the tricky part of choosing the right ski resort.

Good news. Forget about the tricky part. As a ski destination, Slovenia has an outstanding number of great resorts that are guaranteed to meet your expectations. 

Whether you’re flying solo or with a pack of friends, looking for a romantic getaway or taking the whole family along – truth be told, it doesn’t matter. Every option is covered. All you have to do is enjoy the ride. 

To give you a better idea of what a spectacular time you’ll be having, we’ve assembled a list of the very best ski resorts Slovenia has to offer. 

The winter wonderland of Vogel

An incredibly picturesque location would be an understatement. Don’t let its 22 km of pistes fool you, the feel of the place is much, much grander. Vogel is surrounded by giant mountains, with an almost mythical view over Lake Bohinj and Mt Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak. Makes sense, since it’s the only ski resort located in the Triglav National Park

The Vogel Ski Center has a wonderfully comprehensive tourist offer that includes a ski and snowboarding school, a children’s park, as well airboarding and snow rafting to get your adrenaline juices pumping. And when there’s enough snowfall, off-piste skiing and ski touring are simply a must. 

Not to get too poetical, but skiing on Vogel’s hillocks is like entering a kingdom of fluffy clouds in a beautiful winter postcard. 

Ready ski slopes on a sunny day
Ski slopes and forest

Kranjska Gora – Slovenia’s ski mecca  

Kranjska Gora is an all-year-round Slovenian bucket list destination. A sports enthusiasts’ and family holiday goers’ hub. And when it comes to winter activities, Kranjska Gora holidays option is a tourist trap you’ll never want to escape. Let’s break it down.

A unique feature of this ski area is that it’s located right next to 18 ski slopes of varying technical difficulty. The only thing separating your accommodations from the actual fun is a snow-covered area appropriately dubbed the snow beach.

This ‘ski-in, ski-out’ access makes Kranjska Gora perfect for families and beginners. The piste layout is practical beyond belief. Just drop your kids off at the ski school, hit the blue or red slopes, and pick them up in time for lunch.   

Speaking of lunch, Kranjska Gora is booming with restaurants and hotels. Accommodations are in plenty, yet make sure to book in advance. Hotels like Alpina or the beautiful alpine resorts Špik and Ramada will make your stay cozy and comfy.

Mixing business with pleasure isn’t a sin. These hotels are equipped with modern meeting halls, so why not seal a deal and do some skiing after.  

Only in town for a short visit? Kranjska Gora’s got your back with night skiing available till 10 pm. 

Open cross country area and mountains coming ahead
Open cross country area and mountains coming ahead

On the heights of Kanin

Situated right on the border with Italy, Kanin is a cable-car ride up from the town of Bovec. The slopes are accompanied by dramatic rocky outcrops and stunning views which on a clear day can stretch all the way to the Adriatic.  

The Kanin-Sella Nevea Ski Resort is the highest in the country and the first cross-border ski centre in Europe. Its altitudes of up to 2300 metres ensure skiing conditions remain good till springtime. 

And if you come mid-March, you can combine your ski holiday with rafting on the river Soča in the valley below. Now that surely is a uniquely unforgettable package!    

Mariborsko Pohorje: where urban life meets woodland slopes

In the east, near Slovenia’s second-biggest city Maribor, lie the Pohorje Mountains. It’s there that you’ll find slopes for every type of skier and snowboarder under the collective name Mariborsko Pohorje Ski Resort.  

With its 42 km of slopes, 27 km of cross-country trails and 10 km of night skiing (the longest illuminated slopes in Europe), it’s the largest ski resort in Slovenia. It’s hard to imagine that this densely wooded area is only minutes away from the urban hive of Maribor. 

Skiing on not so steep slope
Many people skiing

Krvavec – your closest neighbour 

Another example of teleportation from town to nature is Krvavec. It’s the closest ski resort to any international airport in Europe. Located only 25 km from Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, it’s a terrific winter holiday pitstop. 

Krvavec prides itself on excellent training grounds for kids and a variety of other activities for intermediates and pros, including jumps, snowbiking and night sledging. Let the games begin!

Right, we believe you’ve got the gist. A fun vacay in one (or several) of Slovenia’s well-equipped, affordable ski resorts, situated in a dream-like environment awaits. 

See you on the slopes!

Ready for the time of your life?

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Tom Smith blog writter
Tom Smith
Tom Smith is a content writer, translator, educator and lyricist. He is also a passionate traveller and explorer of the human condition. Tom works and lives in Ljubljana.

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