Kranjska Gora Ski Resort

Slovenia’s premier resort is a fantastic option for a first ski holiday – the slopes are perfect for beginners and the value here is excellent, both on and off the hill.

The extent of the ski area may not rival the established Alpine resorts, but if you’re a beginner or early intermediate looking for an extremely good value holiday then look no further than Slovenia’s Kranjska Gora. Our only major concern is the altitude and its impact on the resort’s snow reliability, but recent investment in snowmaking has gone a long way to aid the situation. There’s also a whole host of off slope activities to keep families and non-skiers entertained, from cross country skiing to tobogganing, making this a real all rounder – for a fraction of the cost elsewhere.

Our Kranjska Gora Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ☆ ☆ ☆☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Pros

Fantastic place to learn to ski, with excellent beginner facilities

Incredibly scenic and lots to do off the slopes

One of the best value places to learn to ski

Cons

Limited local slopes and mostly slow lifts

Low altitude affects snow reliability, but most runs now have snowmaking

No on-mountain dining – you need to return to town

Kranjska Gora Skiing and Snowboarding

The main attraction here is undoubtedly the beginner terrain located just above the village. This is now fully covered with snowmaking, helping solve some of the snow reliability issues of before, and is an excellent place to learn. There is fantastic progression from rolling carpets to gentle draglifts and then on to chairlifts of increasing length – so you should improve nicely throughout the week. Night skiing is even on offer in this sector too.

Intermediates upwards will however find the 20km of treelined slopes limited, although the Podkoren blacks (on which annual World Cup races are held) rightfully hold that status and are a challenge to most. Advanced skiers and riders will want to spend lots of time in the park, which has improved markedly in recent years, or with touring skins on their skis or splitboards – the Julian Alps have some spectacular backcountry terrain.

  • Total Pistes: 20km
  • Blue: 50%
  • Red: 40%
  • Black: 10%
  • Lifts: 17
  • Altitude: 800m – 1215m

Kranjska Gora Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Kranjska Gora Resort

Several UK tour operators run holidays in this resort, making the most of its pretty setting and excellent value accommodation. Much of this is high quality and you’ll be able to stay in a 4* hotel with a spa and pool for the fraction of what you’d pay in the Alps. The centre is compact and many of the best hotels – such as the Lek and Ramada – are located very close to the slopes.

Away from the slopes, Kranjska Gora also excels. 40km of cross country trails wind their way through the valley, winter walking and snowshoeing are extremely popular, whilst floodlit night tobogganing is also on offer throughout the winter. If you’re lucky you’ll be in town when a ski jumping competition is being held on the huge hill at Planica, just along the valley, it is a spectacle like no other.

How to get to Kranjska Gora

Both Klagenfurt airport in Austria and Ljubljana in Slovenia are great access points from which to get to Kranjska Gora – both are around an hours drive away.

  • Ljubljana airport: 1 hour
  • Klagenfurt airport: 1 hour

Kranjska Gora Contact Details

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