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A fairy tale winter in the Julian Alps

Are you searching for winter adventures? Destinations in the Julian Alps might just be the thing you are looking for. From high altitude snowy peaks (perfect for ski touring, snowshoeing - but only if you are skilled enough and properly equipped) to cheeky frozen valleys, waiting to be discovered on cross-country trails. Here you'll find neatly groomed ski slopes and toboggan runs for all walks of life and all skill sets. And if you not too keen on snow the Soča Valley (sometimes) and Brda (for sure) will keep you busy throughout the year with green winter hiking and cycling options.  Find your best fit and book your winter getaway right now. 

SKI RESORTS

The ski resorts of the Julian Alps are ideal for those seeking a unique skiing experience. Lively Kranjska Gora, panoramic Vogel and the high mountain Kanin and several smaller ski resorts offer the possibility for beginners to learn their first ski turns as well as fun on the snow for more experienced skiers. Large ski centres are connected by the unique international Julian Alps Ski Pass. A ski bus takes you from Bled, Bohinj un Bovec to nearby ski slopes.

The Julian Alps provide an excellent landscape for major winter sports competitions. Planica is well known for its ski jumping hill where the best ski jumpers compete every year. Kranjska Gora is a prestigious world cup venue for alpine skiers. The Pokljuka plateau is the home of biathlon competitions.

Ski Lift · Upper Carniola
Ski center Vogel Bohinj
Upper Carniola

The VOGEL SKI CENTER lies high above the magnificent Lake Bohinj, in the heart of protected ...

from Turizem Bohinj,   Turizem Bohinj
Ski Lift · Upper Carniola
Soriška planina ski resort
Upper Carniola

Soriška planina is a small and friendly ski center, which is extremely suitable for the first turns ...

from Turizem Bohinj,   Turizem Bohinj
Ski Lift · Upper Carniola
Ski slope Senožeta
Upper Carniola

This ski centre in the valley is mostly appropriate for families and recreational skiing.

from Turizem Bohinj,   Turizem Bohinj
Ski Lift · Upper Carniola
Straža Bled ski resort
Upper Carniola

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from Anja Smit,   Turizem Bled
Ski Lift · Upper Carniola
Zatrnik ski resort
Upper Carniola

closed
from Anja Smit,   Turizem Bled

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RECOMMENDED HIKING TOURS AND SPOTS IN WINTER

If winter joys are not tempting for you, walk around Lake Bled, visit the picturesque old town centre in Radovljica, discover the legacy of World War I in the Soča Valley and meet the Slovenian literary giants on the Cultural Heritage Trail in Žirovnica. Discover all the attractions in the destinations of the Julian Alps along the Juliana Trail. You can also visit the Elan Alpine Ski Museum in Begunje na Gorenjskem, where skis with which Slovenian aces won gold medals are on display.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

If you are searching for a cross-country skiing paradise, you’ll find it in Planica, amidst the pine forests of Pokljuka or in Bohinj. Feel the adrenaline while sledging on the track in Savske jame above Jesenice, in Gozd Martuljek or from some other alpine pastures.

OTHER WINTER ACTIVITIES

Those who seek genuine contact with winter nature can go ski touring and make their way through the untouched snow on the hills and mountains of Pokljuka, Vršič, above Lake Bohinj and the peaks of the neighbouring Karavanke mountain range. With snowshoes or winter hiking boots, you can experience the magic of winter in the Tamar Valley or feel winter serenity in Trenta. The Peričnik Waterfall on the way to the Vrata Valley turns into an ice kingdom when temperatures are low enough. When returning to Mojstrana, you should also stop off at the Slovenian Alpine Museum.

Ice climbers will find challenges in the icy walls of the Mlačca Gorge, Martuljški Slapovi, Log pod Mangartom, Trenta and below the mountains of Krn. You can also try ice skating on outdoor skating rinks, like the one with a view of Lake Bled, and the ice rinks in Radovljica, Podmežakla Sports Hall in Jesenice or the Ice Hall in Bled.

Or perhaps you can observe the winter idyll from afar. Venture out on a tour of Brda. There, you can enjoy biking and hiking adventures all year round, or upgrade them by visiting picturesque Brda villages and by tasting the best Brda cuisine and wines.

After discovering the winter fairy tale, enjoy typical delicacies of the Julian Alps. Try the indigenous dishes and products like cheese with the protected origin label, “štruklji” and “krapi”, honey and exquisite meat delicacies. Gourmets can enjoy traditional flavours intertwined with the modern approaches of premium chefs like Ana Roš and Uroš Štefelin. Their restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars – Ana’s Hiša Franko with two and Uroš’s Vila Podvin with one star.

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