Snow Magazine and the Slovenia Tourist Board are offering you the chance to win a half board holiday for two to the Julian Alps including flights and ski pass
Five reasons to ski Slovenia
For great value skiing, head east. Just two hours from the UK, Slovenia offers a blend of accessible slopes, majestic scenery, family-friendly resorts and authentic charm.
It’s way cheaper than the ‘main Alps’
Everything in Slovenia’s Julian Alps is better value, from your lift pass to your après-ski beer (from £1.50 a pint) and meals out. A four-day pass covering three different resorts costs from less than £90, while you can tuck into a hearty bowl of homemade stew for less than £3. Getting there is cheaper too, with flights from £20 and hotel rooms from as little as £50 a night. Car hire is affordable (around £55 a week), making it easy to explore the many smaller resorts, as well as the main centres.
There’s skiing for everyone
Slovenia is especially great for beginners. Its main resorts – Bled, Bohinj and Kranjska Gora – have plenty of uncrowded, queue-free wide open runs but there’s some terrific freeride terrain for experts too, plus the thrilling World Cup downhill run. Freestyle fans will love the snow-parks and families will adore the opportunities for dog-sled rides and snowshoeing. Oh, and there’s also the world’s highest ski jump – Planica.
Slovenia is steeped in history and unspoilt charm. Fairytale Bled is dominated by its beautiful lake – the most photographed site in the country. Bohinj is a collection of small villages nestled around a lake, ideal for those who prefer peace and quiet, while Slovenia’s biggest resort, Kranjska Gora, is home to some vibrant après.
Slovenia excels in instant access! A two-hour flight from Luton – less than the coach transfer time from airport to resort in some alpine resorts – can be followed by a 10-15min transfer.
Most of the skiing in Slovenia is in the wild Triglav National Park, and although the mountains here are lower than traditional alpine resorts, the forest-clad slopes and beautiful Lake Bohinj offer a spectacular alternative to busy bustling Alpine resorts, with many a pretty tree-lined run.
This fantastic prize Includes: Flights and Half Board accommodation as well as a Slovenia ski pass allowing you to ski any resort in the Julian Alps!