Slovenia may not be the best known ski destination in the Alps, but has a huge amount to recommend it. This page explains the advantages of skiing in Slovenia and gives a guide to the main Slovenian ski resorts of interest to foreign tourists plus the Italian & Austrian resorts reachable from Slovenia in an easy day trip (up to 1 hour drive from the border). Use our map below to explore our wide range of ski accommodation options from luxury self-catering chalets and to budget apartments in proximity to Slovenia's best resorts. Or get in touch if you need help to plan your trip, book car hire or transfers or ski tuition / equipment hire.


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Cerkno Ski Resort

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Located in the hills above the town of the same name, Cerkno is little known outside of Slovenia but offers a quality beginner - intermediate ski area with Slovenia's most modern lift infrastructure (including new lifts and pistes in 2009/10) and excellent on piste restaurants / facilities. The resort has a range of beginner slopes and some steeper intermediate level slopes - many of which are very pretty forest runs. Even though largely covered by artificial snowmaking, the resort is relatively low so snow quality can be a problem at times – so worth checking before visiting. Beginners could easily enjoy a week at Cerkno, whilst intermediates may prefer to divide a week skiing at Cerkno and the resort of Stari Vrh which is a short drive away or perhaps Krvavec which is also not far. The town of Cerkno offers swimming pool facilities and a variety of restaurants, shops, bars and other useful amenities. 

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
12 km 3 km 4 km 5 km 0 km 2 6 0 900 m - 1267 m 100 %


Stari Vrh Ski Resort

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Located in the foothills of the Julian Alps West of the historic town of Skofja Loka, just half an hours drive from Ljubljana airport, Stari Vrh, meaning "Old Peak" is a small but enjoyable resort with magnificent views of the Julian Alps & Karavanke mountains, excellent on-piste facilities, decent lift infrastructure and one of the longest night skiing pistes in Slovenia. Pistes are mostly orientated towards beginner - intermediate level skiers with one or two more advanced pistes. There is extensive aftificial snow making at Stari Vrh but due to relatively low elevation snow quality can be problematic later in the season. Beginners could easily enjoy a week at Stari Vrh, whilst intermediates may prefer to divide a week skiing at Stari Vrh and the resort of Cerkno Vrh which is a short drive away or perhaps Krvavec which is circa half an hour away by car.

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
12 km 0 km 4 km 6 km 2 km 4 1 0 580 m - 1216 m 0 %


Golte Ski Resort

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Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ski centres in Slovenia, Golte is a small but enjoyable resort with mainly forested beginner - intermediate trails. Car access is possible by local road to the cable car station in Zekovec. Some 12kms of pistes await you as you arrive at Medvedjak 8 mintues later. Several chairlifts and skilifts run from the hotel over well groomed slopes below. The clear wide pistes are great for beginner skiers snowboarders alike. Golte and the surrounding area also attracts numerous cross country ski and ski touring enthusiasts.

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
12 km 0 km 4 km 7 km 1 km 2 3 1 1250 m - 1573 m Some


Rogla Ski Resort

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Rogla is a mid sized resort located in the heart of the Pohorje Massif mid way between Celje & Maribor close to the spa town of Zrece. The resort is oriented almost exclusively towards beginner - intermediate level skiers offering a wide range of blue and easy red pistes. Whilst it lacks the dramatic high altitude mountain scenery of some of the resorts in the Julian Alps further West, Rogla offers pretty forested terrain and trails. The resort is well run by the same owners as Krvavec Ski Area and offers good on-piste facilities as well as extensive spa facilities in the nearby town of Zreče. Low altitude is compensated for by extensive snowmaking, although snow quality is less certain towards the end of the season.

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
20 km 2 km 6 km 8 km 4 km 11 2 0 1050 m - 1500 m 40%


Tarvisio – Monte Lussari (It)

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Just a 15 minute drive into Italy over the border at Kranjska Gora and the resort of Tarvisio – Monte Lussari, home of annual world cup super giant slalom event. On the Monte Lussari side of the resort a long double gondola takes you to a charming mountain top village and pilgrimage site with stunning views of the Julian Alps. From here there is a nice red-black piste and a superb steep, wide 4km run down to the bottom of the gondola. A connection at the bottom of this piste takes you to the Tarvisio side of the resort which has a wider range of pistes, many of which are intermediate—advanced level orientated but with a good beginners section at the bottom of the mountain. As you’d expect in Italy there is a good range of places to eat on the mountain and in the town of Tarvisio itself. There is a wide range of cross country skiing pistes available in the Tarvisio area.

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
32 km 0 km 14 km 10 km 8 km 2 7 2 750 m - 1751 m 100%


Dreilaendereck (Aut)

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Just 25 minutes from Kranjska Gora lies the pretty Austrian resort of Dreilandereck above the town of Arnoldstein.  The resort is situated on the border with Slovenia and offers a good range of beginner – advanced level skiing with an excellent 3km long piste running from the top of the mountain to the bottom of the lifts, some good steep run-black runs and a selection of gentler beginners runs both at the bottom of the mountain and at the top, where there are a couple of good restaurants and magnificent panoramas of the Julian Alps. Due to the unusual feature of having a selection of gentle blue runs at the top of the mountain it is a great resort to come to with a mixed group of beginners and more advanced skiers. Although the resort has a maximum altitude of 1600m2, artificial snowmaking equipment means snow is reliably good from late December until early April.

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
17 km 0 km 6 km 7 km 4 km 6 1 0 680 m - 1600 m 0%


Gerlitzen (Aut)

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30 minutes drive from Kranjska Gora over the Austrian border is the popular resort of Gerlitzen. Significant investment in lift infrastructure in recent years has turned Gerlitzen into an excellent all round resort and one the bigger options in the region. With an altitude of 1900m and artificial snowmaking, snow levels are reliable from late December to early April. The resort is accessed by gondola which takes you to an excellent beginners area. A chairlift takes you from there to the top of the resort from where around 10 mostly intermediate-advanced level pistes radiate. Although most runs are reds, intermediate and advanced skiers alike will enjoy the outstanding 3km long steep red piste from the summit down to Klosterle and there are some more challenging pieces of off piste dotted around the resort. With no resort town as such at the bottom of the mountain, eating and drinking is limited to the on-mountain options which are plentiful and good.

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
60.1 km 0 km 11.4 km 45.4 km 3.3 km 7 7 1 1000 m - 1911 m 100%



Nassfeld (Aut)

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Nassfeld (sometimes also called Nassfeld-Hermagor or Passo Pramollo) is the region’s premier ski area on the border between Italy and Austria with well over 100km of pistes stretching across three valleys and boasting a fantastic 8km piste from one of the summits to the valley floor. Extensive snowmaking, high altitude (2000m), ultra modern lift infrastructure and immaculately groomed pistes make Nassfeld an outstanding ski experience for all standards and is easily reached as a day trip from Villas Planina and Nebina. As you would expect from a resort of this size there is a wide range of on-mountain choices for eating and drinking and new in 2009 on-mountain ski servicing for 5 EUR in 10 minutes. There is not a resort town as such, but with so much outstanding skiing to explore you won't mind!

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
110 km 0 km 30 km 69 km 11 km 17 8 5 600 m - 2002 m 100%


Bad Kleinkirchheim (Aut)

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Bad Kleinkircheim is a favourite resort in the region and one of the biggest with 90km of pistes to suit all abilities. Extensive snowmaking and pistes up to an altitude of 2055m mean that the snow is reliable and modern lift infrastructure ensures limited queuing times. The village at the bottom of the mountain is charming and offers a number of thermal spas and pools. Bad Kleinkircheim was the home resort of the legendary Franz Klammer and we don’t suppose he’d put his name to it if it wasn’t a great resort!

Total Length Green Piste Blue Piste Red Piste Black Piste Draglift Chairlift Gondola Height (m) % Snow Making
103 km 0 km 18 km 77 km 8 km 15 6 4 1001 m - 2055 m 97%

Great value

Fed up of paying 8 Euros a beer in the best known European resorts? You'll be glad to hear that not just food and drink but ski passes, tuition & accommodation are all great value in Slovenian ski areas – a well planned Slovenian skiing holiday can cost as little as 33% of the equivalent holiday in the most expensive alpine resorts.

Great beginner & family friendly skiing

Learning to ski or skiing with kids? Most of Slovenia’s resorts are best oriented towards families and beginner to intermediate level skiers, with plenty of easy to access nursery and blue pistes, excellent English speaking ski schools, crèches & resort facilities such as restaurants, shops, pools and spas.

Uncrowded pistes

How does having the pistes to yourself sound? Like ski resorts anywhere in the world, peak times such as school holidays and weekends do get busy at Slovenian resorts. However, outside of these times pistes in Slovenian resorts are often relatively quiet with more space on the pistes and shorter lift queues than many resorts in better known destinations. Skiing on a weekday during school term time, you can often find that have the pistes to yourself!

Cross country skiing

How about trying horizontal skiing? Slovenia is an excellent place for cross country skiing with world class trails in the Kranjska Gora region, where there is an excellent series of trails and indoor year round training centre at Planica and the Pokljuka – a forested mountain plateau between Bled and Bohinj and home to an annual World Cup biathlon and excellent cross country skiing / sports centre and numerous trails.

Piste accessibility

Fed up of long transfer times and rip off transfers to resorts? Slovenia’s resorts are generally easy and quick to get to – mostly within 1 hr drive of an international airport and 30 mins drive to the nearest motorway junction. Krvavec, one of Slovenia’s best all round resorts, is the closest ski resort to an international airport in the world with lifts just 15 minutes drive from the arrivals terminal.  Meanwhile, the pistes at Mariborsko Pohorje, Slovenia’s biggest resort by kms of pistes, can be reached from the centre of Maribor, Slovenia’s second city, by a city bus in 15 minutes. 

Authentic alpine culture

Looking for a dose of the Alps with a twist? Slovenia is very much part of the Alps and the culture and heritage you will find on a Slovenian skiing holiday is unmistakenly alpine with a uniquely Slovenian twist. Skiing and Winter sports are hugely important to Slovenians with the country hosting various annual World Cup ski events, not to mention ski jumping events at the world’s highest ski jumps at Planica near Kranjska Gora.  Skiing in Slovenia dates back to 1689 when the famous Slovenian writer Valvasor recorded the use of skis on the Bloke plateau close to Ljubljana.

Advanced skiing & ski touring

Looking for a new ski destination? Slovenian resorts are relatively small by international standards and at first glance can lack the piste length / vertical descent to keep advanced skiers entertained for long periods. This said, the proximity of Slovenian resorts to each other makes it a great location for "ski safari" , especially the Kranjska Gora region where there are 8 resorts in 3 countries less than an hour’s drive away. Bovec-Kanin is also a great choice for advanced skiers - being connected with the Italian resort Sella Nevea with most pistes oriented towards intermediate and advanced skiers and huge scope for off piste and guided skiing. For those looking to explore the back country Slovenia offers huge scope for easily accessible ski touring in pristine mountain environments led by excellent quality and value English speaking mountain guides.

Ski jumping

Combine your ski trip with one of sports most amazing spectacles? Slovenians are avid ski jumping fans and the main ski jump centre at Planica is to ski jumping like Wembley is to football. Located just outside Kranjska Gora it is the home to the worlds highest ski jump and has been the site of countless world records and other developments in the sport. World Cup weekend at Planica is mid-end March and is an great spectacle if you’ve never seen people voluntarily throwing themselves down a runway and flying hundreds of metres through the air!

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