Host of the FIS Ski World Cup on January 07 & 08, 2023 (Womens* Giant Slalom) and on March 11 & 12, 2023 (Mens' Giant Slalom).
The Ski Resort
Kranjska Gora's has a lot to offer for beginners as well as advanced skiers and snowboarders. Visitors take one of six chair and 14 t-bar lifts to get to the top.
Three different towns are connected to the ski resort: Kransjka Gora, Podkoren, and Planica. Planica features a t-bar lift with a little practice slope, perfect for absolute newbies. Podkoren is better suited to intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders. Podkoren chair lift (#14) takes you to two red as well as one black slope at an elevation of 1,295 metres (approx. 4249 ft.).
From there you can ski towards Vitranc 1 chair lift (#7) which will take you to the area above Kranjska Gora. Winter sports entusiasts of all levels will get their money's worth here. Beginners go the easier slope along Kekec chair lift (#1) as well as t-bar lifts Mojca 1 (#2) and Rožle (#3). Intermediate skiers use the slope from the top station or take Podkoren chair lift (#14) to Kranjska Gora as well as the slopes along Dolnčev rut chair lift (#5) and t-bar lift Brsnina (#10). True experts can venture onto the black slope going from Vitranc 1 chair lift's (#7) top station all the way back to Kranjska Gora.
Kranjska Gora also features a snowpark for freestylers. It is located at the section adjacent to Kranjska Gora. Kekec chair lift will take you there.
The resort is also known for its excellent nightskiing facilities. Monday to Saturday you can go on skiing until 7 pm.
- Offering 12 miles of slopes and terrain, Kranjska Gora is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Slovenia.
- Kranjska Gora is among the 5 best rated Ski Resorts in Slovenia.
- It is known to be the most family-friendly ski resort in Slovenia.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 1581 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Slovenia is 2060 ft. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 4249 ft.
- Average snow depth during the season is 22 " at summit elevation and 6 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 25 " at summit elevation and 5 " at the base. Therefore Kranjska Gora is among the 5 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Slovenia.
- Kranjska Gora features 68 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Slovenia is 42 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 22 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 5 sunniest in Slovenia.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Dining facilities can be found at some of the base stations. At Kranjska Gora, you can grab a bite to eat underneath lifts #2, #3, #4, and #7. If you prefer Podkoren, check out the base stations at lifts #14 or #18.
There are valley runs back to all three entry points. Beginners should choose the one going to Kranjska Gora, as Podkoren is connected with runs for more advanced skiers only. The longest run is a combination of pistes Vitranc I and II. Over the length of 2.5 kilometres (approx. 1.55 miles) you overcome a drop of 495 metres (around 1624 ft).
Moreover, Kranjska Gora is regular FIS World Cup venue. Hence, World Cup run Podkoren I is a special highlight for every fan.
Most Difficult Runs
A sledge run through the woods is fun for the whole family. Mala Pisnica's chute winds its way down to Kranjska Gora. Kids and parents can play in the snow at the ski resort's very own snow playground. Children not only make their first steps on skis, they can also enjoy themselves with sledges and other toys.
One of Kranjska Gora's highlights is the Brother Gorišek ski jump, a regular venue for the ski-flying world cup. It can be accessed for a visit through the slopes at Planica. One of the world's highest ski jumps, an incredible 28 ski-flying records have been set here.
Nordic Centre Planica is home to a number of ski jumps as well as a museum, a viewing platform, and dining facilities. You want to know how ski jumpers feel when they fly down the mountain? Try the world's steepest zipline, reaching up to 90 km/h (56 miles per hour) in mere seconds. You are requested to sign up in advance.
Cross-country skiers and those who would like to try and become one find tracks of different lengths and levels at Kranjska Gora cross-country area.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Dining and Restaurants
Take motorway A2 Villach-Ljubljana and exit at Jesenice 201. The main road is well constructed, although snow chains may be necessary with heavy snowfall. Parking is available at Kranjska Gora at a fee.