Winter holidays can be a perfect and fun ending of the year
If, while the rest of the world dreams of sunny skies and tropical beaches, your heart warms up by images of snow, you came to the right place. The change of seasons should not stop you from entering your vacation spirit. In a small country under the Alps, the weather is more the advantage than something we fear. Try imagining the most magical December holiday possible. Festively decorated cities and towns, thousands of lights, the aroma of mulled wine, holiday fares, Christmas trees and of course snow. Or maybe you would prefer to trade the charm of the holiday lights for an untouched blanket of snow? In the time of year leading up to the Christmas and New Year, Slovenia offers all that. Its charming cities and towns invite you to take a holiday stroll, while the snowy landscape calls for all sorts of winter outdoor activities. For the final touch, you can treat yourself to luxurious pampering at one of the countryˈ s many spas.
Winter holidays with snow destinations
Because of a hilly and woody Alpine landscape the winter in Slovenia has a special charm. A walk through the mighty spruce forests of Pokljuka or Velika planina with its magical landscape filled with herderˈs huts can be one of the most beautiful nature experiences you can imagine. You will surely enjoy the unique experience of a romantic winter torchlight parade or a walk under the full moon at Mount Vogel, with its amazing view of the Bohinj Valley and the Julian Alps. Free skiers and ski touring enthusiasts will enjoy the slopes and trails at Kanin Ski Centre. When the weather conditions are right, you can have an authentic contact with the natural environment, ski touring in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps above Jezersko and in the Logar Valley (among other places).
The term “winter resort” primarily concerned winter sports resorts, but was subsequently extended to seaside resorts, thermal resorts, cities and regions with a strong tourist focus.
Slovenia is a paradise for those who appreciate the silence of snowy hills over modern and popular winter resorts. Unspoiled nature of Julian and Kamink-Savinja Alps, Karawanken and ancient Pohorje, widely spread woods of Kočevski Rog and mysterious Snežnik are perfect for all kinds of winter activities like cross-country skiing, ski-touring, hiking and alpinism. In Slovenia you can look forward to 273 kilometres of slopes.
In the list of the best ski resorts in the country you will find Mariborsko Pohorje, the Sloveniaˈs largest ski resort, with up to 42 kilometres of slopes. The highest one, Kanin – Sella Nevea (Bovec), extends up to an altitude of 2,292 metres. According to some independent research, you will get the best value for your money at the ski resort Kobla (Bohinj). There are off course many more. We should mention Ski resort Vogel (Bohinj), Kranjska gora, Golte (Celje), Cerkno and so on. Ski resorts around the country are served by 195 ski lifts.
Staying in Slovenia, you can spend your family holiday on snow. You can enjoy the groomed trails of country’s ski areas, experience the immense beauty of snow-covered nature while cross-country skiing, try skating under the holiday lights, or allow your inner child to run free and go sledging. After a perfect day of snow, you can visit indoor water parks of Slovenia's thermal resorts, located all over the country and near the major ski areas. If you lack some festive spirit, you can feel the magic of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, where you can enjoy the festive fare, shops, local cuisine and wine, visit the Sloveniaˈs December fairy-tale lands or the Living Nativity in Postojna Cave.