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Kranjska Gora – Family Friendly Holidays at a reasonable price in beautiful Slovenia – 2 seasons – Summer and Winter paradise

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Kranjska Gora

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46.4845293, 13.7857145

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Address

Kranjska Gora

GPS

46.4845293, 13.7857145

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Kranjska Gora ski area

The idyllic Slovenian town of Kranjska Gora and the ski area of ​​the same name are only a few kilometers from the border triangle SloveniaAustriaItaly. Kranjska Gora, known as the most family-friendly ski area in Slovenia, impresses with varied runs on sunny slopes and a high level of snow reliability. So why not go to Slovenia for your next skiing holiday?
 

1) General information about the ski area

  • 20 kilometers of slopes
  • 19 lifts
  • Skiing up to 1,215 m
  • Snow park and ski cross track with time measurement
  • Voted the best ski resort in Slovenia several times
The family-friendly ski area Kranjska Gora is located directly at the place of the same name in the far north-west of Slovenia and is only around 10 km from the border triangle of Austria, Slovenia and Italy. The place Kranjska Gora has around 1,400 inhabitants, around 5,000 people live in the surrounding municipality of the same name. The community is located between the western foothills of the Karawanken in the north and the Julian Alps in the south. The slopes of the Kranjska Gora ski area are located on the slopes of the Vitranc mountain and guarantee skiers and snowboarders a varied skiing experience. The slopes are at altitudes between 800 m and 1,125 m, the difference in altitude between the valley and mountain stations is 325 m. Snow lovers can expect a total of 20 kilometers of slopes and 19 lifts. The ski area is ideal for families with children and beginners who can learn their first turns on two boards on the 10 blue kilometers of slopes. More experienced winter sports enthusiasts can optimize their carving technique on the wide slopes or switch to the 8 red and 2 black kilometers of slopes. Kranjska Gora The “Kranjska Gora” ski school has been around for more than 20 years and the experienced ski instructors pass their knowledge on to winter sports fans of all ages in a playful way. There are also several shops in the valley where equipment is hired out at fair prices. Winters in Slovenia are cold, but also very sunny. Skiers and snowboarders look forward to an average of 41 sunny days per season. The Kranjska Gora ski area is usually open from late November to early April. During the season, the average snow depth on the mountain is 59 cm. The snowiest month is usually December and winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to an average of 71 cm snow depth on the mountain. Nothing stands in the way of a successful winter holiday.

2) piste map

 
 

3) skiing in the ski area

The Kranjska Gora ski area is very popular with residents of the surrounding region and winter vacationers. The multifaceted ski area guarantees winter sports enthusiasts of all levels and with the most varied of preferences lots of fun on the slopes. Families, beginners, experts, freestylers – everyone can find what they’re looking for here. Winter vacationers can look forward to wonderful views of the Julian Alps. With an average of 41 sunny days per season, the multifaceted ski area invites you to enjoy sunny descents on glittering slopes and cozy breaks on the sun terraces of the huts. The Kranjska Gora ski area also impresses with its high level of snow reliability. A large part of the slopes can also be artificially snowed, so that there is no lack of fun on the slopes even with little natural snow. Kranjska Gora The ski area is not only one of the five largest ski areas in Slovenia, but is also considered the most family-friendly ski area in the country. And not without reason: the little ones among the snow lovers are introduced to winter sports in a playful way in the “Kranjska Gora” ski school. The ski school has been around for over 20 years. It employs competent and experienced ski instructors. Of course, older beginners as well as advanced users are welcome to improve their technique under professional guidance. The slopes of the ski area also offer newcomers to winter sports enthusiasts optimal conditions to get to know winter sports. Beginners can make their first turns down the valley without fear on numerous easy to moderately difficult runs. 10 kilometers of blue slopes are spread across the ski area.
The wide slopes in the ski area are ideal for beginners.
Advanced skiers can choose the Podkoren or Vitranc lifts and get their money’s worth on the 8 kilometers of red slopes. The “Kranjska Gora” ski area enjoys a good reputation among experts and professionals, because the black slopes with a total length of two kilometers are tough. The Podkoren chair lift transports skiers and snowboarders to the highest point of the ski area at 1,295 m. Here, on the slope of Mount Vitranc, the black piste begins, which ends in Podkoren and is internationally known and popular. World Cup races in the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom have been held here annually for over 40 years and have attracted numerous visitors to the ski area. Anyone who wants to conquer the legendary slope should have endurance, ability and courage. The Kranjska Gora ski area is also ideal for the next skiing holiday for freestylers and boarders who want to try their hand at kickers and rails. The Kranjska Gora snow park can be reached with the Kekec chairlift. Numerous rails and boxes invite you to grind and slide. A selection of kickers in different sizes attracts experienced freestylers as well as beginners to the park and guarantees adrenaline and lots of fun. Night skiing fans will also find what they are looking for in the Kranjska Gora ski area. Several slopes are floodlit until it is dark and lead to Kranjska Gora. Waving down the piste on a starry night is definitely an experience that you won’t soon forget.
Some slopes in the Kranjska Gora ski area are still open at a later hour.

4) Expert evaluation

The Kranjska Gora ski area is one of the most popular ski areas in Slovenia and has received an overall rating of 2.8 stars from our experts. The offer for advanced skiers and freeriders in the ski area is rated with 2 stars. Although there is not a large number of black slopes, the slopes that do exist are tough. The Ski World Cup slope in Podkoren, for example, is very popular. In the categories “Families & Children” and “Beginners”, the ski area is rated with an incredible 4 out of 5 stars.   Kranjska Gora

5) Off-piste activities

Winter vacationers who want to end a long day in the multi-faceted Kranjska Gora ski area with a drink or two will find what they are looking for in the “Legende” pub. The bar is decorated in the style of an Irish pub and impresses with its wide range of beers and whiskeys. But friends of culinary enjoyment will also get their money’s worth in and around the Kranjska Gora ski area. Skiers and snowboarders should definitely take a break in the Pehtin restaurant. Winter sports enthusiasts will find culinary delicacies here that provide the necessary power on the slopes. The delicious stews, prepared by Aunt Pehta, are very popular. In the Bedanc restaurant, located on the slope of the Vitranc 2 4-seater chairlift, stews, jerky meat and grilled dishes are also on the menu. In addition to cozy bars and restaurants, winter holidaymakers will find a wide range of leisure activities that ensure lots of fun even after skiing. There is an illuminated winter bike park at the Kekec chairlift. Beginners as well as experienced cyclists can cycle down the slopes on mountain bikes or fat bikes here. A slippery affair, but definitely an unforgettable experience. Adventurous snow lovers can also try their hand at ice climbing at the frozen waterfalls in Gozd Martuljek. In Kranjska Gora there is also the opportunity to explore the numerous toboggan runs, some of which are even illuminated in the evening, or to trudge through the picturesque nature on snowshoes. Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy numerous sports events in and around the Kranjska Gora ski area, which take place here regularly. These are also extremely interesting for non-winter sports enthusiasts. Every year the ski world cup competitions in the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom take place on the slopes in Podkoren. Professionals from all over the world have been racing down the slopes here regularly since 1968. The Vitranc Cup races take place on the same slope in March. This event is rounded off with fireworks and concerts that take place as part of the “Q Max Party”. The Planica Nordic Center is also worth a visit. Ski jumping and flying competitions as well as cross-country skiing races are held here according to the Slovenian tradition.
The region around Kranjska Gora is also popular among cross-country skiers.

6) Locations in the ski area

The village of Kranjska Gora is located directly on the ski area of ​​the same name. Around 1,400 people live here. The place is only a few kilometers from the border triangle of Austria, Italy and Slovenia and impresses with its location in beautiful nature. The breathtaking view of the peaks of the mountains Razor (2,601 m) and Pisojnik (2,547 m) make simple walks and hikes a wonderful experience. It is not for nothing that the region is popular among nature lovers. Culture lovers should not leave without visiting the Russian church. The wooden chapel was built to commemorate those who died during World War I and is definitely worth a visit. The place itself impresses with its traditional charm.
The evening Kranjska Gora
Podkoren is right next to Kranjska Gora. This is where the steep slopes of the Kranjska Gora ski area end, where races are regularly held as part of the Ski World Cup. At this time, many spectators travel to see the racing spectacle. When international professionals aren’t visiting, Podkoren has a quiet and idyllic atmosphere. Only about 15 km away from the Kranjska Gora ski area is Mojstrana, which is known, among other things, for the 18 Slovenian Olympic athletes who were born here or in the immediate vicinity. Mojstrana is located at the entrance to the Triglav National Park and is the starting point for numerous hiking trails. In the vicinity of Mojstrana there are waterfalls that attract hikers in the summer months, while in winter they freeze and can be conquered by ice climbers. A visit to the Slovenian Mountaineering Museum is a must for mountaineers and hiking enthusiasts.

7) Arrival in the ski area

The easiest way to get to Kranjska Gora is by car via the A10, which leads from Salzburg to Villach. At the Villach junction, which is about 20 km from the Austrian border with Slovenia, take the A2, then the B 83 and B 109. After crossing the neighboring village of Podkoren, winter holidaymakers reach the idyllic village of Kranjska Gora. There is also a small train station in Kranjska Gora. Long-distance trains usually run via the somewhat larger train station in Jesenice, which is around 20 km away. The nearest airport is in Ljubliana, about 80 km away. Ljubliana is the capital of Slovenia and the largest city in the country.

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