Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Love Ski? Love Slovenia!

Majestic, picturesque and outstanding are just a few ways in which to describe Slovenia and come winter, many of its stunning resorts claim host to perfect ski and snowboard conditions. For a breathtaking alternative European ski resort, ski holidays to Slovenia are the ideal choice.

Nestled between Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, it's easy to see why Slovenia is one of Europe's most sought after ski resorts. Growing in popularity every year with British and European tourists alike, it has still retained its quaint feel, friendly reputation and beautiful scenery.

Slovenia has 3 main resorts; Kranjska Gora, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Each one as stunning as the next, yet completely different in their own way. Kranjska Gora, the most northern of the ski resorts, offers 2 nursery slopes and 4 gentle slopes, perfect for all winter sport lovers! As the only resort situated directly on the slopes in Slovenia, it is located 810 metres above sea level giving guests an impeccable base for exploring the Julian Alps.  

Kranjska Gora is perfect for all winter sport lovers!

Kranjska Gora offers much more than just ski and snowboarding with options to try your hand at ski jumping, tobogganing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing as well as an amazing selection of restaurants, casinos and many shopping opportunities. It is a must for those who also love to maximise their time off-piste!

The resort offers an amazing selection of restaurants, casinos & shopping opportunities.

As the Slovenian poet France Prešeren once called it, the "Image of Paradise", Lake Bled is possibly the most picturesque resort in Slovenia. This immaculate spa town is set on the edge of a lake, which during the ski season looks postcard perfect and is a firm favourite with ski and snowboard enthusiasts! A popular attraction is Bled Island, the only naturally formed island in Slovenia. 

Lake Bled is possibly the most picturesque resort in Slovenia, set on the edge of a lake.

Situated in the centre of the lake, the island is home to the iconic 17th Century pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. The local ski areas of Kobla and Vogel are just a short ride away from Lake Bled and offer a variety of runs for all levels of experience, as well as offering aprés-ski that can rival even the largest of resorts. With a plethora of bars, restaurants, taverns and spectacular hotels a ski holiday to Lake Bled should be at the top of your winter holiday hotspots!

The iconic 17th Century pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary.

Lake Bohinj, situated in a coveted spot of the Julian Alps offers second to none views of the mountain range and the lake below. This glacial resort is home to Slovenia's largest year round lake and, at 569 metres above sea level offers unparalleled ski and snowboarding opportunities, with its highest run located a staggering 1800 metres into the Julian Mountains. Lake Bohinj is the crème-de-la-crème of intermediate and advanced skiing and snowboarding. 

The glacial resort of Lake Bohinj is home to Slovenia's largest year round lake.

As well as breathtaking views and unimaginable ski, the resort is located near the Triglav National Park, a must see for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, the park covers 880 square kilometres and stretches into neighbouring Italy, named after the highest peak in Slovenia, it is one of Slovenia's must see attractions. Lake Bohinj offers a more traditional touch to aprés-ski, unlike its sister resorts, and is usually less crowded with the nightlife more low key. If you are looking for a picturesque, friendly, family feel resort, you'll find it in Lake Bohinj!

Lake Bohinj is a picturesque, friendly, family feel resort.

Ski holidays to Slovenia with Balkan Holidays have never been easier to book with flights from London Stansted and London Luton flying nearly everyday during the winter months. All resorts are just an hour and a half or less away from Ljubijana airport so your Slovenia ski holiday can start as soon as you arrive! Balkan Holidays are proud to offer a range of accommodation throughout all 3 resorts, with accommodation to suit every traveller and every budget, there really is no better time to get your dream ski holiday to Slovenia underway!

To find out more or to book visit our ski holidays to Slovenia website today!