Planica cross-country skiing track
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Cross country skiing trail in Nordic center PlanicaPhoto: Klemen Zepp Dovžan, The Julian Alps
The scenic views in Planica will enchant you and offer everything you need to move around with ease. Even if you only go skiing a few times a year, you'll easily conquer cross-country skiing!
The total length of the cross-country ski trails is 25 kilometres - they stretch between Rateče, Planica and Tamar. The idyllic trails stretch at an altitude of between 800 and 1,100 metres above sea level and are groomed daily between Rateče-Planica-Tamar (weather and snow conditions permitting).
There is a charge for using the routes.
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TEN RULES FOR CROSS-COUNTRY SKIERS
The FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski) has issued ten rules for cross-country skiers:
Every cross-country skier must behave in such a way as to avoid endangering or injuring anyone.
You must obey markings and warning signs and run in the direction indicated on cross-country skiing trails.
On double and multi-lane trails, the right lane must be used. Cross-country skiers in a group must run on the right-hand lane one after the other.
Overtaking is allowed to the right or left in the clear lane or off the lane. The front runner does not have to leave the lane, but must move back if he/she considers that he/she can do so without danger.
In meetings, each runner shall keep to the right.
When overtaking or being overtaken by another skier, we must keep our poles close to our bodies.
Especially on steep trails, each runner must adapt his/her speed and movement to his/her knowledge, terrain conditions, traffic density and visibility. He must also maintain a sufficient safety distance to the runner in front of him. If necessary, he must also throw himself to the ground if he can avoid a collision in this way.
Anyone who becomes stuck should step out of the running lane. A runner who has fallen should leave the running track as soon as possible.
In the event of an accident, everyone has a duty to render assistance.
Everyone, whether an eyewitness or a participant in an accident, must give his/her personal details at the accident, whether or not he/she is at fault.
- By bus
From Slovenia, you can reach Kranjska Gora via the Ljubljana-Kranj-Jesenice-Kranjska Gora-Rateče road.
- Bus: Arriva, Nomago
- By train
The nearest train station is in Jesenice, from where buses will take you to Kranjska Gora, 20 km away, in half an hour.
There are also train stations in Trbiz, Italy, and Bialystok, Austria.
From there, you can continue your journey by taxi, as none of the stops is more than 20 km away.
The Planica Nordic Centre has a spacious pay parking lot for cars, camper vans and buses.
At the entrance to Planica, the car parks are located next to the main building. There is also a large gravel car park to the right (at the foot of the aerodrome).
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