KRANJSKA GORA

Ski Resort in Slovenia

Introduction

Kranjska Gora Ski Resort is an old Slovenian ski resort located in seven different areas in Municipality of Kranjska Gora (Mojstrana, Kranjska Gora, Gozd Martuljek, Planica, Podkoren 1 & 2 and "Planina pod Golico"). Nearest city is Jesenice and about an hour away from Ljubljana.

It has a total of 30 km of ski slopes, 40 km tracks for Cross country skiing and Snow Fun park for snowboarders.

Slovenia’s most famous mountain resort,  Kranjska Gora, boasts this title, partly due to hosting annual ski jumping at the world’s highest jumping centre at Planica, and World Cup skiing (Pokal Vitranc) on the Podkoren slopes. Skiing here is mostly orientated towards families and beginners, with easy access to high quality nursery slopes and blue runs a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the resort. A chairlift takes you over the mountain to the long, steep Podkoren pistes, location for World Cups races which appeal to intermediate and advanced skiers. With a relatively low elevation its worth checking the snow reports first, although artificial snowmaking means almost guaranteed snow between late December and late March. Kranjska Gora resort itself centres around a square with an old church. It’s a pretty alpine village with a wide range of restaurants, shops, bars, spas, pools and other amenities in easy reach. Stunning Lake Jasna is a short 10 minute walk from the town centre. A short drive away is the village of Ratece, site of a picturesque cross-country skiing centre as well as the famous world-cup Planica ski jumping centre. With access to 8 resorts in Slovenia, Austria and Italy in under an hour, Kranjska Gora is a great base for exploring the region and a great location for a Slovenian skiing holiday.


Ski information

Beginners

A great resort for beginners, with gentle nursery slopes conveniently situated close to the village and most hotels. There are gentle blues all over the mountain for building confidence in between ski school lessons, which are taught by friendly, English-speaking instructors.

Intermediates

Intermediates will gain maximum advantage from the wide variety of runs on the Vitranc mountain, not only because of the diversity of terrain, but also because of the fantastic descent on the tree-lined pistes.

Advanced

Experienced skiers should immediately head for the challenging black pistes of the Podkoren mountain, where they will also have the opportunity to tackle the World Cup slalom run.

Cross-country skiing

If you like a bit of variety, then the cross-country routes in Kranjska Gora are perfect. For beginners, easy tracks can be found along the flatland by the Slovenian-Italian boarder. Advanced skiers should head towards Planica and down into the lovely Tamar Valley for more physically demanding trails. Whilst skiing, you may pass the Spring of the Sava Dolinka Rover and the Planica ski jumps.

Good to know

Prices given below for lift passes, equipment hire, ski school and packages are for information purposes only and may fluctuate during the season. Current prices can be found by proceeding with your booking.

Lift passes

 
6 daysAdultYouth (15-23)Child (6-14)
Lift pass£138£118£89
Lift pass coverage: 
• Kranjska Gora 

Deposit required: 
€5

Photo required for lift pass: NoPlease note: Children under 6 can use the ski lifts for free when skiing with a parent, but they will need to pay for their lift pass if they are taking lessons.

Reduced prices for seniors over 58 years.
Date of birth will be confirmed at booking.


Equipment hire

6 DaysAdult
Child (5-13)
Standard skis£59£49
Standard skis and boots£90£82 (incl. helmet)
Ski boots£32£22
Snowboard and boots£90£105 (incl. helmet)
Helmet-£12
Please note: A helmet is compulsory for all children when skiing or boarding

Ski school

 DaysAdult (14-99)Child (5-13)*
Ski tuition (2 hours)6£78£69
Board tuition (2 hours)6£78£69

 

Usual hours of instruction: 10am-12noon

*Please note: 5 year-olds requiring ski or board tuition should book a First time or Improver ski pack. If they require other tuition or have their own equipment, they will need to buy a lift pass in resort.


First-time ski/board package

 AdultYouth (15-22)Child (5-14)
First time ski£236£222£189
First time board£236£222£209
For complete beginners only and includes:
• 4 day lift pass
• 6 day equipment hire
• 6 day tuition - 2 hours per day
• Helmet for childrenReduced prices for seniors over 58 years.


Improver package

 
 AdultYouth (15-22)Child (5-14)
Improver ski£276£258£216
Improver board£276£258£237

 
Includes:
• 6 day area lift pass
• 6 day equipment hire
• 6 day tuition - 2 hours per day
• Helmet for children
 

When to visit Kranjska Gora?

A fairly low altitude and lots of north-easterly facing slopes lend themselves to better conditions in the middle of the season. But most of the slopes are grassy and protected by surrounding trees, giving snow the best possible chance of sticking. 70% of the terrain also now has snow making technology, making sure the resort has a healthy amount of the white stuff right through the season. Lifts are usually open from December through to early April, with February typically having the highest snowfall (up to 8 inches throughout the month). March traditionally sees a swell in the number of international visitors due to both the Vitranc Cup and the FIS Ski Flying World Championship and at this time of year there’s plenty to celebrate in an infectious festival atmosphere.


Kranjska Gora Apres Ski

Kranjska has an alternative approach to après, swapping a hedonistic atmosphere for a more relaxed vibe. That is, unless you’re visiting during the Vitranc Cup or the Ski Flying World Championship, when the pros never fail to bring their partying A-game. For the rest of the season, Pub Legende’s a good English bar equipped with billiards tables and a dartboard, and we love Vopa Bar with its picnic bench style seating and big armchairs. This pub-come-disco stays open the latest in the resort - until 1am weeknights and 3am Fri/Sat, and you can’t go wrong here with cheap drinks and live music on Friday nights. The only other places open at this time are the two casinos: head to Korona for live table games, nightly bingo or poker, and Larix for slot machines, roulette and live sports.

The fact that Italy’s close by shows the second you pick up a menu. Pizza’s a staple food here, with some of the finest at Bor Pizzeria & Tavern. Sit by the open fire here and enjoy fresh wood-fired pizza for as little as €6. There are a few options if you’re after a local Slovene supper - Gostilna pri Rudiju is a lively little restaurant, always buzzing with locals. Try the Rateški krapi (a kind of cottage cheese filled dumpling) and for a thoroughly Gorenjska experience, top your dinner off with a borovnicevec (that’s blueberry brandy to you and me).

If you fancy swapping ski wear for something a little more sophisticated, head to the upmarket Suite Hotel Klass’ restaurant for cured meats and a large glass from an extensive wine list.

Whether you take an afternoon off for your glutes’ sake, or just need to give the kids a change of scenery, we love how many other activities there are to do here. For some old-school winter fun, go tobogganing with Agencija Julijana or ice skating on the stunning Lake Jasna. Snowmobiles are a terrific method of transport around the Upper Sava Valley or for something completely different, the Igloo Village’s new ‘Escape’ program’s a bit like a snowy version of The Crystal Maze – brilliant for a group activity. When it calls for a break from the great outdoors, the Aqua Larix Water Park’s just the ticket for a splash about or sauna session.


Families in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is fabulous for families with credit to the impeccable ski schools, their famously patient instructors and the wealth of post ski activities.

On Snowy Beach, the central hub, there are two magic carpets for first timers to steady their legs, and to give the little ones a go. For older kids who seek some thrill with their chill, there’s a snow park just up the Kekec lift to the left of the resort, equipped with all the gear needed to keep them entertained. If you’ve got kids too young to slide around on the slopes themselves, check the details page of your favourite accommodation to see what childcare facilities are on offer, or give us a call for any specific requirements or advice.

Younger and beginner families are best served here, but if you’re all more experienced on the snow, plan a week of adventure skiing the Slovenian, Italian and Austrian Alps from this well-located little town.

Past the lifties’ home time there are still heaps of activities. Keeping on the snow, take a husky or snowmobile ride around the valley or, if you need to take a break from the cold, enjoy the Larix’s wellness facilities or splash around in the water park.


Group Holidays Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora’s runs mostly lead back to the same base, so even if you find yourselves moving at different paces, your friends probably won’t be far away. Beginners can book lessons with the local ski school, while advanced skiers tackle the international giant slalom track, Podkoren 1 and take day trips to explore nearby resorts.

There’s plenty to occupy any non-skiers in the group: if you still want your adrenaline fix, try ice climbing at the Mlačca Gorge Ice climbing centre if you’re a beginner, or for advanced climbers, the infamous Lucifer climb up the Gozd Martuljek frozen waterfall. Snowshoeing’s a magnificent way to see the Julian Alps – by day when the rest of the gang are skiing, or at night to all enjoy them together. Something a little different is the ‘escape’ game at the Igloo village which is an exciting, snowy version of the Crystal Maze – nothing says ‘team building’ like staging a great escape from an icy igloo!

If you’re booking a group, going for a big hotel could be the way forward, making sure latecomers won’t miss out and you’ll still all be together. If your priorities are privacy or cost cutting, have a look at our apartments to see if any fit your group size.

 Info card 
Nearest cityJesenice
Coordinates46.4849°N 13.7794°E
Resort statisticsElevation
Summit - 1623 m (5,324 ft)
Base - 795 m (2,659 ft)Ski Terrain
1,25 square km (308 acres) - 19 named runs covering around 30 km (19 mi) on one mountain, but four different areas.Slope Difficulty
- 2 slopes expert
- 5 slopes advanced
- 8 slopes intermediate
- 2 slopes beginner

Vertical Drop
- 481 m (1578 ft) in total

Longest Run: "Velika dolina" - 1,237 km (769 mi)

Average Winter Daytime Temperature: /

Average Annual Snowfall: /

Lift Capacity: 20,200 skiers per hour

Ski Season Opens: December

Ski Season Ends: March

Snow Conditions Phone Line: +386 (0) 4 5809400

Top elevation1623 m - (5,324 ft)
Base elevation785 m - (2,659 ft)
Skiable area308 acres (1.25 km2)
RunsTotal 20 km

Ski trail rating symbol blue circle.png 10 km
Ski trail rating symbol red circle.png 8 km
Ski trail rating symbol black circle.png 2 km

Longest run3,8 km - (2,4 miles)
Lift system19 total
13 surface
1 onechair
1 doublechair
4 fourchair
Snowmakingyes
Websitekr-gora.si

Transportation - Get In


There are regular buses to and from Ljubljana and Jesenice (which has the nearest railway station). There are also two buses a day to and from Bled. Those with a car can also cross over the nearby border with Austria or Italy. In summer there is Bus connection from Bovec - Vršič pass - Kranjska Gora.

Transportation - Get Around


Kranjska Gora is very small; one can walk from one end to the other in under 15 minutes.

Ski runs & lifts


Skipass Price

Skipass pricelistAdultsChildrenSeniors/Young
Daily ticket€32.50€20.00€27.00
Daily ticket for the snow park (only applies on the ski slope Kekec)€22.00€17.00€19.00
Daily ticket for ski lift Brsnina€16.00€11.00€14.00
Night ticket€22.00€15.50€20.00
Morning ticket (from 9.00am till 13.00pm)€27.00€17.00€22.00
After 11.00am€29.00€18.50€23.50
After 12.00am€25.00€18.00€22.00
After 13.00pm€23.00€16.00€20.00
After 14.00pm€20.00€13.5017.50
2 hours ticket€23.00€16.00€20.00
2 - days (with picture)€59.00€36.00€48.00
3 - days (with picture)€94.00€60.0080.00
4 - days (with picture)€116.00€74.00€99.00
5 - days (with picture)€140.00€90.00€119.00
6 - days (with picture)€162.00€104.00€140.00
7 - days (with picture)€184.00€115.00€154.00
8 - days (with picture)€204.00€129.00€172.00
9 - days (with picture)€222.00€137.00€184.00
10 - days (with picture)€240.00€148.00€198.00
Active Slovenia (6 - days Ski Pass)€164.00€104.00€140.00


Ski slopes

NameLengthCategory
Kranjska Gora
Kekec730 measy & medium
Dolenčev rut1000 measy
Vitranc 11229 mmedium
Vitranc 21048 m/
Mojca 11254 measy
Mojca 2448 measy
Rožle550 measy
Preseka 2806 measy
Tinkara313 measy
Brsnina452 measy
Podkoren 1
Podkoren1200 mexpert
Zelenci398 mexpert
Ruteč 1761 mexpert
Podkoren 2
Velika dolina1237 measy & medium
Bedanec754 measy
Pehta616 measy
Kolovrat497 measy
Planica
Slatna270 measy
Planina pod Golico
Španov Vrh1630 m/
Mojstrana
Mojstrana600 m/
Gozd Martuljek
Gozd Martuljek561 measy

Activities & Things to do


Skiing

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 6 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 Mojstrana and Rateče.

One of the biggest advantages of ski slopes in Kranjska Gora is that there is only a Snow covered beach separating you from your hotel and the ski slopes.


Hiking

Discover over 100km of hiking trails. There are a number of options, from the easiest and gently sloping paths in an extraordinary natural environment, suitable for children, families, as well as for visitors who wish to see the beautiful nature without too much effort, to the serious mountain tours that require experience, suitable equipment and a mountain guide. You can choose from easily accessible attractions and Alpine valleys through easier climbs to the beautiful panoramic points of the alpine world all the way to the hidden corners high in the mountains, accessible only to the connoisseurs.

For a start, obtain the Upper Sava Valley walking map in the Kranjska Gora Tourist Information Centre which have the description of 21 marked trails.


Cycling

One of the most beautiful Slovenian cycling paths lead from Rateče through Kranjska Gora, past the Gozd Martuljek up to Mojstrana. The route is very picturesque, since it partly leads along an abandoned railway route over many bridges, and is almost entirely isolated from motor traffic. Without demanding ascents, and with inns and pleasant resting places it is suitable for children as well.

You can also leave the regulated cycling routes and go off-road. Real cyclist will probably not refuse the opportunity to climb the highest Slovenian mountain pass – the 1611m high Vršič. You can also ride your bike around the Julian Alps. The circular cycling trail leads from Kranjska Gora through Bled, Bohinj, Tolmin, Kobarid, Bovec, Vršič, and back to Kranjska Gora. The entire circle, which is 232km long, can be cycled in five stages or five days.


Bike Park

Do you enjoy your heart beat racing when you ride your bike? Then the Bike Park Kranjska Gora  with its programmes for beginners and professionals offers everything you need.

You can expect to see three basic lines, which indicate the type of riding with their names: downhill, airline, and amusement park. Bike Park for adrenaline cycling offers freeride, drops over obstacles, jumps, swings and a dirt jump park. You can ascend to the entrance into the cycling park with the Vitranc 1 cable car and experience the wild drop.


Paragliding

The Upper Sava Valley can be hiked, cycled or even flown over. With paragliding, the wonderful valley opens up differently to the mountain peaks.

Among interesting paragliding routes, the Grpišca take-off point should be mentioned, which is entered in the register of take-off points. The height of the starting point is 1,600m, and the landing 800m. The flight takes between 20 to 40 minutes, depending on thermal conditions.

If you have a higher or all-terrain vehicle, you can reach the take-off point by yourself. If not, contact the provider.
They arrange the tandem jump, transfer to the take-off point and the tutor. You can find all the information at the information point.


Golf

At the confluence of the Pišnica and Sava Dolinka Rivers and in the embrace of the highest Slovenian mountains, the Kranjska Gora Golf Club offers a wonderful environment for your favourite sport.

The golf course comprises 6 holes suitable for beginners and also advanced players. There is a practice range for all types of golf shots beside the course. Beginners can attend the group golf course with a professional golf instructor.

Kranjska Gora Golf Club is famous for its well-organised tournaments and fun social events.

It is also well-known for a high number of female participants!


Fishing

The trout is a very smart fish and very difficult to catch. If you are a true fisherman, you will – with a sigh – release the caught fish back into the crystal clear water of the Jasna Lake or river Sava Dolinka. If not, you can take home no more than 3 fish. In addition to the brown trout, there are also rainbow trout and Arctic charr.

By purchasing a fishing ticket, in addition to having a fly fishing license you will be able to admire the beautiful view of the Julian Alps and the Vršič mountain pass.


Tennis

Tennis courts of the Tenis Center Lek are located next to the road towards the Vršič Pass in Kranjska Gora, just a kilometre below the Jasna Lake. In the beautiful surroundings in the middle of the forest, there are 4 clay tennis courts.

In the village of Dovje you can enjoy in Camping Kamne in the complex of two tennis courts. In the winter you can play indoor tennis on the hard court under the tennis bubble.

There are also three clay tennis courts in Mlačca near Mojstrana.

Enjoy the best tennis matches in the natural surroundings!

Restaurants & Nightlife


Eating out

Kranjska Gora's close proximity to Italy and Austria ensures that there's a great variety of international cuisine available. There are around 20, so more than enough choice for a week, and most of them are hotel-based. Sample the local fare or, if you fancy something more familiar, there's lots of pizza around too.

• Skipass Hotel  Stylish restaurant that's well-known for amazing food. The menu combines flavours from Slovenia, Austrian and Italy, and the dishes arrive looking like works of art. An expensive option but well worth it.

• Pri Martinu  Popular with locals, this traditional inn dishes out big portions of home-cooked food. Everything's good quality and the menu is huge.

• Shanghai  Fancy a change? Stop here for authentic Chinese food, with all the classics on offer. Try the 2,3 or 4-course set menu, and finish with fried ice cream.

• Hotel Kotnik  Try Slovenian and grilled dishes like beef noodle soup or sweet cheese and vanilla dumplings. Or head to the adjoining Pizzeria Pino, the oldest in the region, for delicious Slovenian pizza.

• Pension Lipa  One of the best in town, it has a reputation for fantastic food and friendly service. The wide menu includes game, seafood and pasta, and a choice of 25 different pizzas.


Mountain restaurants

• Gostilna Oštarija (bottom of lifts) – Follow the wafting scent of homemade food to this popular eatery, and enjoy a hearty Slovenian lunch and beautiful slope views.

• Okrepcevalnica Pehta (Podkoren pistes) – On the quieter side of the ski area, this is the place to come to warm up with local stews, sausages and mulled wine.


Nightlife

Kranjska Gora doesn't have any après on the mountain, but does have vibrant venues down in the village - perfect for a drink or two after a good day on the slopes. Definitely try some hot white wine whilst you're here, it's Slovenia's alternative to mulled wine. 

 Vopa  This venue has a pub on the ground floor and a club downstairs, meaning you can have an epic night out without having to hop from place to place. It hosts several themed nights a week alongside karaoke and live music nights.

 Legends Pub  You'll find this traditional Irish bar inside the Ramada Hotel serving up world beer and whiskeys and treating its guests to live music, karaoke, pool tables and lots, lots more.

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