Winter Vacation in Slovenia
Why Go on a Winter Vacation in Slovenia?
At nights tempretaures usually drop well below zero allowing the lakes and waterfalls to froze enough so ice skating on them will be safe.
Winter Activities in Slovenia - Other than Skiing
Snowshoeing or winter walking sounds like a physically demanding activity but in reality it's for everyone. The whole family can enjoy walking in the endless snow at Pokljuka plateau in the Julian Alps, through the Tamar valley or in the Karavanke Alps. Most snowshoeing trip organisers in Slovenia provide for equipment (special snowshoes) but it's best to check before your vacation so that you can pack the necessary things.
Snowbiking can be down on two wheels with bikes equipped with spiked wheels or on bikes which instead of wheels a skies have attached at the front and at the rear. It's in fact more like sledging than cycling because you use your feet to steer the vehicle on the snow.
Snowrafting is whole different thing than white water rafting but no less thrilling. Do I have to mention that you can snowraft at night too?
Top Winter Resorts in Slovenia
Mariborsko Pohorje near Slovenia's second largest town Maribor is also a favourite pick by ski lovers. Both Mariborsko Pohorje and Kranjska Gora host competitions of the Alpine Skiing World Cup which shows how excellent are the skiing conditions at the two places.
The highest spot in Slovenia (2000 metres above sea level) where you can ski is in the Kanin Ski Centre near the Italian border.
For those who want to be near the capital Krvavec is recommeded (30-minute drive form Ljubljana).
The Cerkno Ski Centre is a top-notch family friendly ski resort. While the little ones have winter fun in the snow kindergarten the grown-ups can conquer the skiing trails.
Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled resorts are just as picturesque in winter than in other season and around Christmas a series of festive events take place in the beautiful alpine region creating an exciting atmosphere.
On Christmas day the Legend of Sunken Bell- a magical tale is performed on the lake. On New Years Eve you can join the promenade around the lake.
Ljubljana is also a fine detianantion for a Christmas city break, especially if you plan to buy some traditional craftswork as Xmas presents on the Christmas Market along the Ljubljanica river. Find more tips for a Ljubljana Christmas Trip.
Most winter resorts have spa facilties and offer wellness treatments to really help you unwind during your winter break. Find more info on Slovenian spa resorts.
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