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Kranjska Gora Resort Overview

Located at the foot of the Julian Alps, Kranjska Gora sits at 810m, with the highest ski lift reaching 1,215m. A charming Slovenian resort, Kranjska Gora is a gateway to the wider Julian Alps ski area, offering 20km of diverse, skiable terrain. 

With its origins dating back to the 14th century, Kranjska Gora provides a blend of traditional Slovenian charm and modern amenities. The resort offers a plethora of accommodation options, ranging from family-run guest houses to luxury spa hotels, many offering ski-in-ski-out convenience. The ski season in Kranjska Gora generally runs from early December to late March.

Skiing in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is a haven for skiers of all abilities. With a total of 20km of pisted terrain, the resort offers a range of lift pass options. The beginners’ pass grants access to gentle nursery slopes, perfect for those new to skiing, while the full Julian Alps pass gives access to the entirety of the Kranjska Gora ski area.

The resort has a variety of gentle, open slopes for beginners, including the wide runs in the centre of the resort. Intermediate skiers will enjoy the challenge of the longer blue and red runs, such as the scenic route down to the nearby village of Gozd Martuljek.

Advanced skiers, although somewhat limited on pisted terrain, can explore the resort’s black runs and challenging slalom course. Adventurous skiers can try their hand at night skiing, with the slopes lit up until 10pm. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the snow park with its rails and jumps.

Is Kranjska Gora Family-friendly?

Kranjska Gora is a family-friendly ski resort, with a safe, pedestrianised centre and a range of accommodation options to suit all family sizes and budgets. Besides skiing, families can enjoy snowshoeing, ice skating and sledging. The resort also offers a range of family lift pass deals and discounts for children.

Après-Ski Scene in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora has a lively après-ski scene with a plethora of bars and cafes to enjoy. Vopa Bar, with its live music, and London Pub, known for its wide selection of beers, are among the most popular après ski spots. For those looking to party into the early hours, Cutty Sark Disco offers a vibrant nightlife.

Dining in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora offers a tantalising array of dining options, including traditional Slovenian cuisine. Gostilna Pri Martinu serves classic Slovenian dishes in a cosy, rustic setting. For a taste of authentic Italian cuisine, Pizzeria Napoli is a must-visit. On the mountain, Koča na Kekecu offers home-style food and stunning views.

How to Get to Kranjska Gora

Travellers from the UK can reach Kranjska Gora via three airports; Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (45m transfer), Klagenfurt Airport in Austria (50m transfer) and Trieste Airport in Italy (2h transfer). Those who prefer to drive can access Kranjska Gora via the Karavanke Tunnel from Austria or the Predil Pass from Italy.

Kranjska Gora Insider Tips

  • Enjoy a hot drink while watching the resort’s weekly ski show, complete with torchlit skiing and fireworks.
  • Don’t miss out on a trip to Lake Jasna, a stunning alpine lake just south of the resort.
  • Try the traditional Slovenian delicacy, ‘kranjska klobasa’, a delicious smoked sausage.
  • Visit the nearby Planica Nordic Centre and watch ski jumpers in action or even try the zipline for a bird’s eye view of the jumping hills.


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