Ski holiday can be the time that we will never forget
If we want to heave a great ski holiday, we should consider quite a few things like equipment hire, possible childcare options etc. Choosing the perfect resort, that will take care of our needs and wishes, will help us to completely relax and enjoy the joys of winter. Therefore, we need to ask ourselves a few questions before the actual booking.
The choice of the right resort depends on how much money are we ready to spend, the time of year and also our level of skiing or snowboarding. If we are beginners it is just not worth going to a big name resort with a large ski area where we will end up paying for something that we won’ t even fully use. Resorts that are good for first-timers have usually novice slopes.
The next question we would like to ask ourselves is either, in addition to skiing or snowboarding, we want to experience also some other activities, such as ice skating, snowshoeing or visiting a spa.
How many members does our holiday group consist of? Is it just a couple or a larger group? If we have children, we should look for resorts that are family friendly, which generally means that they have great nursery slopes and comprehensive childcare options. If our holiday group has different ability levels, we need to find a resort that will be suitable for mixed-ability groups and bear in mind that not all ski-in/ski-out properties will be suitable for beginners.
Do we wish to spend our holiday in a place with great sights? The choice of scenery can sometimes play a big role in peopleˈ s decisions. There are some purpose-built resorts that may not be as pretty as some others, but are often positioned high in the mountains, snow-sure and provide easy access to slopes from the accommodations.
Are we looking for a place where we can party? If so, it is important to look for resorts that are suitable for that, if it is the opposite and we would like to avoid drunken revellers, we should consider smaller ones, which tend to be quieter.
There is also a question of our accommodation preferences. Hotels offer either B&B or half-board accommodation and are a good choice for couples, while catered chalets are great for families or groups of friends. They usually provide chalet board, which includes breakfast, afternoon and a three or four course dinner. If we choose a self-catering apartment we will need to buy breakfast items and cook for ourselves in the evenings, or consider trying resortˈ s local food and using a food delivery service.
Ski destinations Slovenia
Slovenia may not be the best known ski destination in the Alps, but every year, there are many pleased tourists that would surely recommend it. If we are looking for a low budget skiing holidays, it offers an alternative to the extravagant ski resorts of the European skiing scene. The unspoiled beauty and idyllic nature of the countryˈ s best ski resorts will make our vacation something to remember. Let us mention few of the most famous ones.
The Bled Straza Ski Resort is located just beside Lake Bled, one of Slovenia’s top natural attractions. Krvavec is the second largest ski resort in Slovenia, located just 25 kilometers from Ljubljana it is easily accessible and suitable for skiers of all skill levels. Kranjska Gora is the most famous ski resort in Slovenia, and attracts a large international crowd every winter. With 18 different slopes, suitable for both, beginners and intermediate skiers, it is located in north – western Slovenia in the Julian Alps. Despite being one of the smallest, Golte Ski Resort is often considered one of the most beautiful ones in Slovenia. The summit has beautiful views over the Savinjske Alps and Karavanke mountains, located just above the town of Mozirje.
Family ski resorts
You can find ski runs for demanding skiers and beginners almost everywhere, but certain ski resorts are particularly family friendly and offer ski schools, entertainment programmes, snow parks for children, kilometres of maintained ski runs for adults, in other words, they provide fun on the snow for the entire family. Slovenia offers quite a few places like that, which are ideal for a perfect family holiday. We can never go wrong with visiting Rogla, Krvavec, Ski Centre Cerkno, Mariborsko Pohorje, Kranjska Gora, Golte, Vogel and many other, smaller ones.
Skiing in Slovenia, Bohinj region
Vogel Ski Resort is located right inside the Triglav National Park in the area of Bohinj region. It is protected from development, and artificial snow – making is not permitted, but fresh snow and 18 kilometers of varied pistes will surely make up for all that. At the top of the mountain, or at the Zlatorog Hotel, next to the Lake Bohinj there are some traditional refuge huts, available for rent. Vogel Ski Centre is known to be one of the best ski resorts in Slovenia, alone for the magnificent views of the Lake Bohinj and surrounding mountains that it presents, and the Bohinj area is probably the most beautiful Slovenian area for having a winter holiday. Besides that it offers limitless possibilities of spending our free time.