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Vogel

Vogel Ski Resort Guide

Vogel, Slovenia

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,800m5,906ft
Resort Height569m1,867ft
 Nearest AirportsLjubljana and Klagenfurt
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Vogel

Mount Vogel is accessed by cable car which arrives at a plateau with nursery arera and trails radiating out for more advanced skiers. Runs down to picturesque lake-side Bohinjska Bistrica below when snow cover is adequate.

Summary

The Slovenian ski resort of Vogel is in the Julian Alps at an altitude of 569m1,867ft.

Vogel 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 Vogel itself (16 pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Bohinj ski resorts of Bled, Kobla, Kranjska Gora, Krvavec, Soriska Planina and Stari Vrh.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Vogel?

The next notable snow forecast is 12cm5in, expected on 6 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Vogel Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 4 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 
Cross Country
Total Length
35km22 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
8

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

Vogel Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,800m5,906ft
Lowest Piste570m1,870ft
Resort Altitude (Vogel)569m1,867ft
Max Vertical1,231m4,039ft

Ratings & Suitability

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Vogel Overview

Bohinj is a slightly unusual ski destination being more famous for its beautiful lake than its resort. Indeed the resort is a collection of villages spread around the lake and the skiing is on separate mountains - Kobla and Vogel, at each end of the Lake. Located in the Triglav National Park, Bohinj also has a glacier above although the ski lifts do not reach it.

The mountain scenery of the Julian Alps is spectacular and snow conditions are often the best in the country as moisture from the Adriatic hits these mountains first as it travels inland.

The largest village in the area is Bohinjska Bistrica which is at the base of the skiing at Kobla which extends for a vertical kilometre above the village. Kobla is the only ski resort in Slovenia accessible by train.

At the other end of the Lake a cable car lifts skiers up to 1544m where most of the skiing begins, in a narrow range up to 1800m. However there is a long red right back down to the Lake at 570m, snow permitting.

Kobla has slightly more marked piste than Vogel, the two areas together have about 60km of runs.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Vogel is 6km4 miles long.

Skiing

Kobla's skiing extends above Bohinjska Bistrica by means of three successive double chair lifts which take skiers up from 552 to 1480m. Although these altitude levels may seem low for this latitude, a good natural snowfall has been backed up by snowmaking since 1993.

Terrain is best suited to beginners and intermediates, the latter able to enjoy runs of up to six kilometres (four miles) back down on wide runs cut through the pine forests from the top of the highest Kobla III chairlift. There's also an FIS approved fast course.

The ski school has a good reputation and there are three T Bar drag lifts, two of them serving separate nursery slopes at village level, on which to master technique. The Kozji Hrbet slope is lighted and offers night skiing

The larger ski area at Mount Vogel is accessed by a spectacular cable car ride which arrives at a plateau with nursery area for beginners to practice their first turns on and trails radiating out for more advanced skiers. The view from here encompasses the Bohinj Valley, the surrounding Julian Alps, Triglav and the southern Bohinj mountains, the Karavanke mountain range and the Kamnik Alps.

There are not many black runs for advanced skiers but there is one gem at Vogel when conditions are right. The ∑agarjev Graben run goes over the back of the mountain from the top of the lifts and descends 8.5km (over five miles) for 1230 vertical metres down to Lakeside.

It's also possible to sign up for exciting guided ski tours through the Julian Alps. The longest off piste route in the Julian Alps is not far away either. This 15 km tour starts on Kanjavec and ends in Stara Fu√ina, a total altitude difference of 2000m.

If you fancy a change of scenery the small ski area at Stra√a above Bled is included on the high value lift ticket, along with the 45 minute ski bus ride to it. The Ski Pass Julian Alps also covers slightly more distant ski areas at Krvavec, Kranjska Gora, Stari vrh and Sori∫ka planina.

There are some excellent cross country tracks through the Pokljuka Plateau, as well as an FIS course from Bohinjska Bistrica up to village Polje. There are also prepared cross-country courses at Ribcev Laz and Stara Fuzina and at all the ski centres.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

There's a terrain park and plenty of natural hits to be had and some good freeride opportunities when the snow is fresh.

Bohinj is quite a good choice for beginners looking for a high value, low pressure destination although those seeking wild nightlife will probably be disappointed.

Location and Map

Where is Vogel?

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 Vogel is Ljubljana, 63 minutes drive away.

Klagenfurt, Trieste, Graz, Zagreb and Salzburg airports are all within three hours drive.

Ljubljana is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 6,090 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Vogel 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 Vogel, 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 Vogel Tourist Office for the latest.

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Aprés Ski

Given the spread out nature of villages around Lake Bohinj there is not much of an après ski scene; just a few friendly bars in each of the villages.

The Ski Hotel Vogel is located on the mountain at the top of the cable car and is a good stopping off point during the day and once the lifts close. There's an Aperetif terrace bar there with spectacular views all around.

The bar at the Hotel Zlatorog close to the base of Vogel's lifts operates a happy hour from six until seven most nights in itsa bar and there's also a traditional Slovenian tavern on site. There's another nice bar in the Hotel Jezero and several more in the village of Ukanc.

Vogel