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Kranjska Gora

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Kranjska Gora Ski Resort is a historic Slovenian ski resort with seven distinct regions in the Municipality of Kranjska Gora (Mojstrana, Kranjska Gora, Gozd Martuljek, Planica, Podkoren 1 & 2 and “Planina pod Golico”). Jesenice is the closest city, while Ljubljana is roughly an hour distant.

It offers 30 km of ski slopes, 40 km of cross-country ski trails, and a Snow Fun Park for snowboarders.

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia’s most renowned mountain resort, has this distinction, in part because it hosts yearly ski jumping at the world’s highest jumping center at Planica, as well as World Cup skiing (Pokal Vitranc) on the Podkoren slopes. Skiing here is mostly geared toward families and novices, with easy access to high-quality nursery slopes and blue runs within a few minutes’ walk from the resort’s center. A chairlift transports you up the mountain to the lengthy, steep Podkoren pistes, which host World Cup events for intermediate and expert skiers. With such a low height, it’s important checking the snow forecasts beforehand, while mechanical snowmaking ensures practically assured snow from late December to late March.

The Kranjska Gora resort is built around a plaza with a historic church. It’s a charming mountain community with a variety of restaurants, shops, pubs, spas, pools, and other attractions around. Lake Jasna is about a 10-minute walk from the town center. A short drive away lies the lovely cross-country skiing center of Ratece, as well as the famed world-cup Planica ski jumping center. Kranjska Gora is an excellent base for exploring the area and a perfect place for a Slovenian skiing trip, with access to 8 resorts in Slovenia, Austria, and Italy in under an hour.

Kranjska Gora – Info Card

Nearest cityJesenice
Coordinates46.4849°N 13.7794°E
Resort statisticsElevation
Summit – 1623 m (5,324 ft)
Base – 795 m (2,659 ft)Ski Terrain
1,25 square km (308 acres) – 19 named runs covering around 30 km (19 mi) on one mountain, but four different areas.Slope Difficulty
– 2 slopes expert
– 5 slopes advanced
– 8 slopes intermediate
– 2 slopes beginner   Vertical Drop
– 481 m (1578 ft) in total Longest Run: “Velika dolina” – 1,237 km (769 mi) Average Winter Daytime Temperature: / Average Annual Snowfall: / Lift Capacity: 20,200 skiers per hour Ski Season Opens: December Ski Season Ends: March Snow Conditions Phone Line: +386 (0) 4 5809400
Top elevation1623 m – (5,324 ft)
Base elevation785 m – (2,659 ft)
Skiable area308 acres (1.25 km2)
RunsTotal 20 km
Longest run3,8 km – (2,4 miles)
Lift system19 total
13 surface
1 onechair
1 doublechair
4 fourchair
Snowmakingyes
Websitekr-gora.si

When to visit Kranjska Gora?

A relatively low elevation and numerous north-easterly facing slopes contribute to improved conditions in the middle of the season. However, the majority of the slopes are grassy and covered by trees, providing snow the greatest chance of staying. 70 percent of the terrain now has snow making equipment, ensuring that the resort has a good supply of the white stuff throughout the season. Lifts are normally open from December to early April, with February having the most snowfall (up to 8 inches throughout the month). Due to the Vitranc Cup and the FIS Ski Flying World Championship, March generally sees an increase in the number of foreign tourists, and at this time of year, there’s much to enjoy in an infectious festival atmosphere.

Ski information

Beginners

A fantastic resort for novices, with mild nursery slopes conveniently located near the center and the most of hotels. There are easy blues all over the mountain for confidence development in between ski school sessions offered by pleasant, English-speaking teachers.

Intermediates

Intermediates will benefit the most from the variety of routes on the Vitranc mountain, not only because of the terrain variation, but also because of the spectacular descent on the tree-lined pistes.

Advanced

Experienced skiers should immediately proceed to the Podkoren mountain’s difficult black pistes, where they will also have the option to compete in the World Cup slalom run.

Cross-country skiing

If you like diversity, the cross-country paths in Kranjska Gora are ideal. Easy trails for novices may be found throughout the flatland along the Slovenian-Italian border. For more physically difficult terrain, advanced skiers could travel to Planica and down into the beautiful Tamar Valley. While skiing, you may come across the Sava Dolinka Rover’s Spring and the Planica ski jumps.

Good to know

Prices for lift tickets, equipment rental, ski school, and packages are provided for information only and are subject to change during the season. By continue with your booking, you will be able to see current costs.

Kranjska Gora Apres Ski

Kranjska takes a different approach to après, trading out a hedonistic ambiance for a more relaxing feel. That is, until you visit during the Vitranc Cup or the Ski Flying World Championship, when the professionals never fail to bring their A-game when it comes to partying. For the remainder of the season, Pub Legende is an excellent English pub with billiards tables and a dartboard, and we adore Vopa Bar, which has picnic bench seating and enormous armchairs. This pub-come-disco is the last in the resort, staying up until 1am weeknights and 3am weekends, and you can’t go wrong with cheap drinks and live music on Friday evenings. The only other options are the two casinos: Korona for live table games, nightly bingo, or poker, and Larix for slot machines, roulette, and live sports.

The fact that Italy is nearby becomes apparent the moment you pick up a menu. Pizza is a popular dish here, and Bor Pizzeria & Tavern serves some of the best. For as low as €6, you can sit by the open fire and eat delicious wood-fired pizza. If you’re looking for a traditional Slovene meal, Gostilna pri Rudiju is a vibrant small restaurant that’s often bursting with people. Try the Rateški krapi (a type of cottage cheese filled dumpling) and finish your meal with a borovnicevec (blueberry brandy, for those of you who don’t know what that is).

If you want to change out of your ski gear for something a bit more refined, go to the premium Suite Hotel Klass’ restaurant for cured meats and a big glass from the wide wine selection.

We enjoy how many things there are to do here, whether you’re taking a day off for your glutes’ sake or simply need to give the kids a change of scenery. Go tobogganing with Agencija Julijana or ice skating on the beautiful Lake Jasna for some old-fashioned winter fun. Snowmobiles are a great way to go about the Upper Sava Valley, or for something altogether different, the Igloo Village’s new ‘Escape’ program is like a snowy version of The Crystal Maze – perfect for a group activity. When you require a respite from the great outdoors, the Aqua Larix Water Park is exactly the place to go for a splash or a sauna session.

Families in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is fantastic for families, thanks to the excellent ski schools, renowned patient instructors, and a plethora of après-ski activities.

There are two magic carpets on Snowy Beach, the primary center, enabling first-timers to steady their legs and give the small ones a go. For older youngsters looking for some excitement with their cold, there’s a snow park just up the Kekec lift to the left of the resort, complete with all the necessary equipment. If your children are too small to slide down the slopes, check the details page of your preferred accommodation to see what daycare services are available, or give us a call for any particular requests or advise.

Younger and less experienced families are best suited here, but if you’re all more experienced on the snow, plan a week of fun skiing the Slovenian, Italian, and Austrian Alps from this conveniently placed little town.

There are still plenty of activities available after the lifties have gone home. Keeping on the snow, go for a husky or snowmobile ride throughout the valley, or, if you need a respite from the cold, relax in the Larix’s spa facilities or splash about in the water park.

Lift passes

6 daysAdultYouth (15-23)Child (6-14)
Lift pass£138£118£89

Lift pass coverage:
• Kranjska Gora

Deposit required: 
€5
Photo required for lift pass: NoPlease note: Children under 6 can use the ski lifts for free when skiing with a parent, but they will need to pay for their lift pass if they are taking lessons.Reduced prices for seniors over 58 years.
Date of birth will be confirmed at booking.


Equipment hire

6 DaysAdultChild (5-13)
Standard skis£59£49
Standard skis and boots£90£82 (incl. helmet)
Ski boots£32£22
Snowboard and boots£90£105 (incl. helmet)
Helmet£12

Please note: A helmet is compulsory for all children when skiing or boarding


Ski school

 DaysAdult (14-99)Child (5-13)*
Ski tuition (2 hours)6£78£69
Board tuition (2 hours)6£78£69

Usual hours of instruction: 10am-12noon

*Please note: 5 year-olds requiring ski or board tuition should book a First time or Improver ski pack. If they require other tuition or have their own equipment, they will need to buy a lift pass in resort.


First-time ski/board package

 AdultYouth (15-22)Child (5-14)
First time ski£236£222£189
First time board£236£222£209

For complete beginners only and includes:
• 4 day lift pass
• 6 day equipment hire
• 6 day tuition – 2 hours per day
• Helmet for childrenReduced prices for seniors over 58 years.


Improver package

 AdultYouth (15-22)Child (5-14)
Improver ski£276£258£216
Improver board£276£258£237

Includes: • 6 day area lift pass
• 6 day equipment hire
• 6 day tuition – 2 hours per day
• Helmet for children

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