Ski the Beautiful Julian Alps in Slovenia
Not often immediately considered as a skiing destination, Slovenia has much in it’s favour when it comes to booking up your next holiday. The skiing is great, The scenery is breathtaking and it’s very good value for money too, with 7 nights 4* hotel accommodation from around £439.
There are 3 main resorts:
Slovenia’s oldest and most established ski resort is a great base for exploring the Julian Alps. Located in north west Slovenia and bordering the Triglav National Park to the South, it is a mere 76 kilometres from Ljubljana and 6 kilometers from the borders of both Austria and Italy and boarding the Triglav National Park to the south. With its many hotels, restaurants, casinos and exciting events, if offers plenty for those seeking action and entertainment.
Kranjska Gora owes part of it’s reputation as a first class ski resort to its World Cup Alpine skiing races with the men’s slalom and giant slalom both taking place each year on the slopes of Mount Vitranc.
Lake Bled is a popular and picturesque old spa town set on the edge of a stunning lake. Famous for the small island in the centre home to a baroque church whose bell, when rung, is said to make wishes come true. The resort has all the right ingredients to make a memorable skiing holiday with guests able to choose from three resorts to ski at, coupled with a high standard of accommodation and service.
Lake Bohinj is a mighty glacier situated on the edge of the Triglav National Park. The area offers breathtaking views of the Julian Alps mirrored in the tranquil lake below, combined with a range of activities which nonskiers can also enjoy. The variety of runs are ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and there are some excellent cross country tracks through the Pokljuka Plateau and exciting guided ski tours through the Julian Alps.
The prices quoted include all flights, transfers and airport taxes etc, so contact Balkan Holidays now for more information and great offers.
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GREAT VALUE SKIING IN BULGARIA’S OLDEST RESORT
Set amidst the majestic forest-clad Rila Mountains, once a hunting ground for Bulgarian Kings, Borovets was Bulgaria’s first ski resort, dating from the 19th century when it was only known to an exclusive few.
Borovets is popular with all grades of skiers, with a setting that’s near perfect, right at the foot of Mount Moussala (2925 metres), the highest peak in the Balkans. It has a well-developed lift network that can carry up to 15,600 skiers per hour providing quick access to its ski runs. Plus, the transfer time is only 1.5 hours from Sofia airport, add to all this a lively après-ski scene with many bars and restaurants and you have the ideal ski resort. If you haven’t discovered this premier ski resort yet, you’re in for a treat!