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Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora Ski Resort Guide

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length13km8 miles
Highest Lift1,210m3,970ft
Resort Height810m2,657ft
 Nearest AirportsLjubljana and Trieste
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Kranjska Gora

The best known Slovenian Resort, located within 6km of both Austrian and Italian borders. Cheerful, with World Cup status, but most of the skiing is made up of parallel drags each starting at the valley floor.

Summary

The Slovenian ski resort of Kranjska Gora is in the Julian Alps at an altitude of 810m2,657ft, with 13km8 miles of marked runs.

Kranjska Gora is part of the Bohinj ski area with access to 60km37 miles of downhill skiing, with 92 marked pistes, served by a total of 55 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Kranjska Gora itself (13km8 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Bohinj ski resorts of Bled, Kobla, Krvavec, Soriska Planina, Stari Vrh and Vogel.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Kranjska Gora?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 8 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Kranjska Gora Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 4km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 5km3 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
224km2 miles
Downhill
Total Length
13km8 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
40km25 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
19

Bohinj Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
17
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
37
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
32
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 6 
Downhill
Total Length
60km37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
55

Altitudes

Kranjska Gora Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,210m3,970ft
Resort Altitude (Kranjska Gora)810m2,657ft
Lowest Piste800m2,625ft
Max Vertical410m1,345ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Kranjska Gora
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Kranjska Gora Overview

The best known Slovenijan Resort, located within six kilometres (four miles) of both Austrian and Italian borders, Kranjska Gora offers high value holidays in the beautiful scenery of the Julian Alps.

The town is both the municipal centre and the largest town in the Zgornjesavska valley, one of the most breathtaking alpine valleys. The valley has developed into a major tourist and sports region, famed primarily for its World Cup competitions in Alpine skiing and ski flights on the giant ski-jump in Planica.

Accommodation is centred on large, high calibre, modern, comfortable hotels often slopeside and with good facilities. Families are especially well catered for with easy to intermediate ski slopes the most common; a good choice of family friendly, high-value places to eat and a good choice of off-slope facilities the whole famnily can enjoy - such as toboganning or indoor swimming pools.

Kranjska Gora was first mentioned by the Slovenian historian Valvasor. In those early times when Kranjska Gora was still under development, the valley was owned by the counts of Briksen and Ortenburg. Later, the land was inherited by the Counts of Celje and in 1431 Count Friderik II built the Bela pec castle here.

In the times of Turkish raids, the first house had been built at Srednji vrh where beacons were lit to alert the surrounding villages that the Turks were approaching. The house is still known as pri Merkeljnu, which is derived from the verb to look out, to this day.

On 14th December 1870, the Ljubljana–Ratece–Tarvisio railway line was opened and between the two World Wars, this contributed to the development of tourism and mountaineering, then continued to have a positive affect on the valley’s economy.

Skiing

The skiing on the slopes of Vitranc offers something for everyone from beginners to more experienced skiers and boarders. The difficulty of the ski runs varies from the very easy and suitable for children to the steep competition runs in Podkoren. To prolong the winter fun most slopes are additionally covered with artificial snow.

Ski lifts and runs are located all the way from Kranjska Gora right down to Planica from an altitude of 1215 to 800 metres above sea level. Ski runs are linked with a system of chairlifts and ski tows including the new Kekec chairlift.

Tougher skiing including the world cup slalom course are to be found on the Podkoren mountain.

Off piste skiing is also available ranging from a gentle downhill from the Karavanke summits to extreme skiing down the ridge of the Julian Alps accompanied by an experienced guide, a member of the Association of Slovenian Alpine Guides.

The possibilities for off piste depend to a large extent on the snow conditions and the danger of avalanches. The most interesting run is from the Karavanke summit of Dovska Baba, Bavhe and Vosca, while in the Julian Alps there is an excellent classic downhill from Mojstrovka, Kotovo sedlo and from under the face of the Kriska mountain.

In the winter season the Zgornjesavska valley is the venue of several important events. The world's top skiers and skijumpers gather to either compete against the clock – where every thousand of a second counts or to see which one can fly furthest at the Alpine Ski World Championships.

Kranjska Gora offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding

The main interest for boarders here is learning technique or free riding the off-piste powder with a guide – good instruction is available. From this year you can also try your skills in new Snowboard park.

Location and Map

Where is Kranjska Gora?

This ski resort is in the Julian Alps in Bohinj, Kranj, Slovenia.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Kranjska Gora is Ljubljana, 100 minutes drive away.

Trieste, Graz, Salzburg, Venice, Zagreb, Treviso and Rijeka airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 19 ski lifts are able to uplift 16,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 9km6 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Kranjska Gora open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid December, and usual closing is Early April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Kranjska Gora, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Kranjska Gora Tourist Office for the latest.

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Aprés Ski

Some of the more sophisticated choices are to be found in the Grand Hotel Prisank, which offers both the Cajnica London and the Cocktail Club Manhattan bars.

Apres options also include a visit to one of the two casinos in the area, the Hit Casino and the Casino at the Larix hotel. In luxurious surroundings you can choose to play on any of the large number of slot machines or perhaps try your luck at the gaming tables.

Kranjska Gora