Experience the Thrill of Snowskiing in Slovenia

October 27, 2008 by  
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The Republic of Slovenia in southern central Europe is situated in the heart of snow skiing territory, with its neighbors being Italy to the west, Croatia to the south and east, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, Hungary to the northeast and Austria to the north. Slovenia’s winter is short, but spectacular, starting in mid-December and ending in March with Planica, the world ski jumping event. The two main ski areas in Slovenia are Lake Bled and Kranjska Gora, and snow sport enthusiasts can rest assured that when heading for either of these destinations they are in for plenty of excitement, in a setting of great scenic beauty.

With so many countries offering skiing opportunities, the question may arise: “Why Slovenia?” There are many reasons for making Slovenia your next snow skiing destination. Slovenia is easily accessed via rail, road or air. With more than 50 percent of the country forested, Slovenia is family friendly and offers endless options for outdoor enthusiasts. There truly is something for everyone when it comes to snow sport options. Slovenia has a range of pistes and trails that will leave visitors spoiled for choice, while the cross country areas offer breathtaking mountain scenery only viewed by those willing to explore the paths less traveled. Downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, snow biking and even husky sledding are all options available to intrepid adventurers.

Humanfish Holidays’ snow skiing and snowboarding school in Kranjska Gora ensures that beginners have the very best start to what is sure to be a lifelong love for snow sports. Private or group lessons are available and for those who are not beginners, but may be a little rusty, a refresher course will ensure a safe and enjoyable snow sport holiday. Adding to the fun of a winter holiday, the ski school builds an igloo village on Krvavec in December, which then becomes the place to enjoy a drink, dinner and even spend the night, snug and warm in specially insulated sleeping bags.

Slovenia offers a wide range of accommodation, good transport connections, coastal areas, mountain lakes, ancient towns, UNESCO endorsed caves and some of the best trekking areas in Europe. There are certainly many reasons to make Slovenia your next skiing holiday destination.