Monday, 8 December 2014

Winter time in Kranjska Gora

When the Upper Sava Valley is covered with ice and snow, the winter fun can begin. Night slalom skiing awaits you under the spotlights, and the winter sun accompanies you during unforgettable mountain ascents... 

Credit -  Arhiv LTO Kranjska Gora; www.kranjska-gora.si
You can choose between 18 ski slopes of different technical difficulty. Ski lifts and ski runs stretch over the slopes of Vitranc from Kranjska Gora to Planica at altitudes from 800m to 1,215m. The system of 5 chairlifts and 13 drag lifts takes you to your dream trail. If you want to do something else, look at the map of ski runs and discover the splendid terrains also in Gozd Martuljek, Mojstrana and Rateče.

foto Ales Fevzer; www.kranjska-gora.si
One of the biggest advantages of ski slopes in Kranjska Gora is that there is only a snow covered beach separating you from your accommodation and the ski slopes. And of course, that a complete beginner can step onto the snow with the help of the excellent ski schools and instructors available. 

If you like cross-country skiing for long periods of time, then set on a 40-kilometre-long carefully maintained trail from the centre of Kranjska Gora past the Spring of the Sava Dolinka River and Planica ski jumps into the Tamar Valley and from Kranjska Gora back towards Gozd Martuljek. Cross-country skiing trails are well maintained in Mojstrana as well. Cross-country skiing to the Krma Valley is fantastic.  The cross-country skiing from Rateče to Tamar with an altitude difference of 260m is physically demanding. Those with too much energy can join the night cross-country skiing event along a flood lit meadow between the centre of Kranjska Gora and the main road towards Rateče. 

Credit -  Arhiv LTO Kranjska Gora; www.kranjska-gora.si
Set your own trail for cross-country skiing!

Winter has always been the time when farmers took a break from the daily work and started preparing themselves for the holidays. Although now ski events are the most-visited, crowded and fun events, the tradition of old village events, when myths and tales revive, is still alive...

Have you ever seen a live Christmas nativity scene where the actors wear crampons? And where instead of a barn, the Holy Child is surrounded by frozen waterfalls? In the Mlačca Gorge in Mojstrana, you will witness a unique half hour show “Live Christmas Nativity Scene in the Ice Kingdom", where women with children and baby carriers are looked after, as well as the disabled and the elderly, who can sit on available chairs...  After the show, you can take a walk through the Ice Kingdom of the Snow Queen, the large crystal hall with frozen waterfalls and jets of water, and see another nativity scene, this time “inanimate”, on your way to the parking lot. When: 25. - 28.12.2014 and 01. -  04.01.2015  16.00, 17.00 and 18.00. 

Foto Pavel Skumavc; www.kranjska-gora.si

Who will be your ski instructor this season?

The answer to this question can be found during the winter season on the Snowy beach in Kranjska Gora, where in half an hour you can see the tourist offer of Kranjska Gora in a unique way. Ski schools in Kranjska Gora give presentations, and the ski instructors will show you their skills, your children will have fun with the entertainment team, and all this will be rounded up with a DJ with his excellent choice of music. When: 13.12., 20.12., 27.12.2014 and 04.01., 11.01., 07.02., 15.02., 22.02., 01.03.2015.

The important representative of Youth tourism in Kranjska Gora are Youth Hostel Nika and new Youth Hostel Barovc

Just 10 minuts from the center of the tourist village Kranjska Gora, where the nature on the banks of river Sava opens its view toward the snow covered peaks of Alps, stand beautiful hostel Nika. Hostel Nika has 2-8 bedded rooms, with the option of private rooms with a bath, a common area, restaurant and the possibility of meals, laundry, bicycle or ski rental and internet access. Hostel is suitable for all generations; young backpackers, large groups, families or more mature explorers. 

Hostel Nika
Hostel Barovc offers wireless Internet throughout the facility, internet and info point, a covered terrace and indoor entertainment area with a large selection of board games and a mini library, a children’s playground, a restaurant, which offers a rich breakfast and tasty local dishes at affordable prices, bar with terrace and splendid views, a reception that is open 24 hours, a heated room for ski equipment … It has 11 rooms with a total of 31 beds, of which 7 are double, 3 quadruple and 1 quintuple room. Each room has its own bathroom with shower and toilet, some rooms have TV, all have beautiful views, and one boasts a large balcony with view to the lakes and the Julian Alps. All rooms are also equipped with linens and towels. Hostel is suitable for individual guests and groups, truly welcome are as well your four-legged friends. 

Hostel Barovc
The Upper Sava Valley is known for its excellent cuisine, allowing you to pamper yourself in many traditional inns. In addition to the typical international or even global cuisine, it is essential that you also try the typical home-made dishes of individual villages. 


Kolodvorska 1c, SI – 4280 Kranjska Gora
T.: +386 (0)4 580 94 40
F.: +386 (0)4 580 94 41

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