Slovenia's ski resorts are establishing themselves as strong competition within the low-cost ski holiday market, offering an extensive selection of ski and snowboard opportunities in picture perfect locations along with a fascinating après ski and wonderful culture. Slovenia borders with Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia and nurtures a vast and diverse landscape with many holiday opportunities all year round, ranging from skiing in the Alps to swimming in the Adriatic. The mountainous areas are laced with striking glacial valleys and magnificent peaks, making Slovenia one of the most picturesque ski locations in Europe.
The most popular resorts are Kranjska Gora, Bled and Bohinj, all of which are ideal locations for beginner and intermediate skiers due to the varied terrain, well priced ski lessons and the friendly and peaceful atmosphere. Kranjska Gora hosts the Alpine Skiing World Championships each year due to its perfect ski conditions, meanwhile Bohinj comprises of cosy villages dotted around a breathtaking glacial lake, mimicking the sky above. There are also plenty of cross country trails to discover, especially in Kranjska Gora (40 Km's).
Après ski predominantly consists of a time-honoured relaxed and gracious atmosphere, with entertainment often centred around the hotels within the resorts which put on live music, cabarets and dancing. The Slovenian bars and taverns that sit within the snug villages serve locally brewed alcohol including beers and wines for very reasonable prices. There is no chance of going hungry when holidaying in Slovenia (unless you cross the border), as the cuisine is a substantial mix of German and Italian with meats, sausages, cheese and bread a-plenty. To work off these comforting winter meals, there are often ample activities to take part in throughout the resorts, such as hiking, ice skating, curling, horse riding, floodlit skiing and numerous excursions.