Many of our winter guests take advantage of day trips to slopes in both Slovenia and Austria. We hope that the information provided by ourselves and previous guests will be helpful to you.
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Also any photographs you would like us to post on our site would be most welcome and may give other interested parties a better idea of what the resort is like. If you discover other resorts that are not mentioned in these web pages and that are reachable within a couple of hours from your holiday accommodation in Slovenia then please let us know and we shall be happy to include them in our write up.
Skiing is by far the most popular recreational pursuit in Slovenia, counting about 300,000 enthusiasts or around 15% of the population. The resorts in Slovenia are small and for experts unchallenging but are perfect for families, are very pretty and cost a lot less than say France and Switzerland.
The latest weather and snow reports are available at www.smucisca.7-s.si
Mariborsko Pohorje – Slovenia.
The biggest downhill skiing area in Slovenia is Mariborsko Pohorje (altitude 336m to 1347m), in the hills immediately south of Maribor in Stajerska, with 65km of linked pistes suitable for skiers of all levels. It offers a ski and snowboard school, equipment rental, and floodlit night skiing as well as being a good starting point for ski touring through the forest hills of the Pohorje. Each year it hosts the Zlata Lisica (Golden Fox) competition, the opening event in the calendar of the woman’s slalom and giant slalom world championship.
We can recommend an apartment in Maribor that’s pretty close to the slopes and is available for short or long term rental. Please enquire for more details
A new motorway was completed at the end of 2008 which means Maribor can be reached from Murska Sobota in 30 - 40 minutes, making the Pohorje ski slopes very assessable for guests wishing to stay in our rental cottages.
Ribniško Pohorje – Slovenia
The mountain tourist centre Ribniško Pohorje is situated on 10 hectares of the north-western part of Pohorje at 1368 to 1525 meters above the sea level. This altitude enables excellent ski conditions on natural and artificial snow. Romantic winter scene, favourable ski pass prices and the friendly atmosphere await visitors. The ski lifts Velka and črnj vrh with the capacity of 1400 skiers per hour represent a connection between the slopes for beginners and those for advanced skiers. Ribniško Pohorje also offers 6 km of groomed cross-country slopes in the vicinity of the highest Pohorje peak - Črni Vrh that is 1543m high.
Kope – Slovenia
Mountain tourism centre Kope is situated on the very west and highest part of the Pohorje Hills 1010 to 1542m above the sea level. Experience the idyllic winter scenes on 8 km of ski slopes ranging from the easiest to the most difficult.
Rogla – Slovenia
Rogla is situated on one of tops of Pohorje – a mountain massive, which forms the last southeastern arm of Alps. Ski resort Rogla has 25 km ski runs and 2 km long sleighing slope which conquers altitudes of 43 m on beginners runs to 359 m on the longest run of 1300 m. All runs are easy and medium category, and one belongs to FIS category. There is a garden on ski resort which is under constant adult supervision. Slovenian Olympic center is situated in Rogla so the visitors can enjoy numerous additional activities (skating, closed pool, tennis and squash gyms). Panoramic helicopter flights are also possible or a ride by snowmobile. Near Rogla there are Zreče thermal centre which offer various sporting activities throughout the year (fitness, tennis, cycling, and mountaineering, riding).
Our holiday cottages are all conveniently located close to the boarder of Austria. Therefore skiers can not only ski in Slovenia but can also give the slopes of Austria a try. Below are a few resorts that are easily reached on a day trip from your accommodation in Slovenia.
Weinebene - Austria
The ski resort Weinebene is situated at an altitude of 1580m 1886 m on the border between the provinces of Carinthia and Styria. It is an ideal destination for skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers and day-trippers. Snow-secure (snowmaking systems!) and family-friendly. Access is possible without problems via the Weinebene Landesstraße. It only takes 50 minutes to get from Graz to the Weinebene. The 13 runs (easy to intermediate) are perfectly suited for many skiers. Children will enjoy their own ski school and training lifts. Cross-country skiers have fun on the 15 km of well-prepared trails which offer two tracks. Especially interesting are the tours to the Hebalm and the Koralpe.
Hebalm - Austria
50 state of the art snow guns guarantee the best snow in the south on the
The floodlight system, with daily piste pleasure till 9 pm, is one of the major highlights.
- 50, mainly automatic, snow guns: extremely snowy conditions
- 30% reduction on kid’s timed key cards
- Expanded, re-laid racing route with automatic snow provision
- Family and sibling reductions
- Night skiing: lifts operate daily from 9 am to 9 pm on 80% of the piste area
- Non-contact access via key card means no more struggles to find the lift card
- Senior citizen reductions from 60 years plus (with the exception of the ski region south season ticket)
- Nordic skiing: continuous diagonal and skating track
- 18 km of well-groomed cross-country ski-runs
Ski slopes to suit all abilities
- Daily night skiing until 9 pm on 80% of the piste area
- 4-seater chairlifts operating from 9 am – 9 pm
- 5 drag lifts
- 2 kid’s lifts
- 1 rope tow
- Magic carpet conveyor and roundabout
- Snow fun park for kids
- Highlights: tobogganing and husky sleigh rides
Koralpe - Austria
9431 St. Stefan/Lav.
The Koralpe, at an altitude of 1650 m to 2100 m, enjoys the reputation of the largest winter sport resort of the entire south-eastern area of the Alps. 5 lift systems, with a transport capacity of 10 000 persons per hour, ensure that there are hardly any waiting periods even at the weekend.