Good quality at a low cost is what sums up skiing in Slovenia. Set right on the south eastern fringes of the Alps the country has 55 ski resorts in total, eight of which are of national significance, together with 10 regional and 37 local ski fields. Although the majority of the resorts are relatively small, together they host over 280km of ski runs over 1,200 hectares, whilst an additional 180 cross-country routes wind through exceptionally beautiful terrain.
Over the past few years facilities have been improved and new lifts have been installed in key ski centres throughout the country. To ensure a full season of skiing, almost three quarters of runs are also now supplemented by artificial snow.
Almost all of Slovenia’s resorts feature direct access to and from the lowlands meaning easy road access, with some resorts also accessible by rail. There is also good access from the capital Lubljana where the country’s main airport is located. There are additionally some good deals to be had for those looking to make the most of their stay. For example the Active Slovenia card offers daily ski passes at a discount rate of up to 20%, relaxation at wellness centres and discounted tickets to cultural events, museums and other attractions as well as other benefits like multiple resort passes.
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Left to right: Golte (Source: www.slovenia.info; Photographer: Jošt Gantar); Kranjska Gora (Source: www.slovenia.info; Photographer: Jošt Gantar); Krvavec (Source: www.slovenia.info; Photographer: Jošt Gantar); Rogla (Source: www.slovenia.info; Photographer: Jošt Gantar)