Join this intermediate 7-day Slovenia and Southern Austria skiing holiday in the Alps to meet like-minded people and explore some excellent ski resorts.
Our Slovenia and Southern Austria Skiing Holiday in the Alps aims to provide an opportunity for all winter sports lovers to experience a range of different mountain resorts over the course of a week, sampling the best and most exhilarating skiing Slovenia and Austria have to offer, all in one trip!
We will take you to the mountain resorts of Slovenia’s Savinjska and Koroška regions; Golte, Rogla and Kope with cross boarder visits into South Eastern Austria and its Carinthia Mountain Range to visit Koralpe, Petzen, Turracher and Weinebene.
Your safari will be directed and overseen by the former Slovene National Team Member David De-Costa and his team, one of Slovenia’s highest-regarded ski instructors, with a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience in training alpine champions. As there will be no direct instruction, we recommend that all attendees are independent on blue slopes at a minimum before booking. If the availability to receive instruction is available during the week, we can of course make arrangements to meet your needs.
Although Slovenia and Southern Austria don’t have the elevation of the traditional alpine resorts, their seasons are long and their snowfall is often bountiful, leaving them to become a little-known skiing paradise free from overwhelming tourism and crammed resorts. You may often find an entire piste to yourself on ‘powder day’ midweek, you can’t beat that!
Slovenia and Southern Austria Skiing Holiday in the Alps
The winters in Slovenia are incredibly cold and can be quite harsh, with temperatures of 0c and substantially below both on and off the slopes. To be suitably equipped for the snow when you arrive, you will need to bring:
- Thick, warm socks
- Other warm clothing items such as hats, scarves, etc
- A ski jacket and pants (or reasonable apparel substitutes)
- Eyewear such as ski goggles and sunglasses
- Appropriate footwear for rough terrain, deep snow, and ice
The itinerary for this Skiing Holiday in the Alps is as follows:
Arriving in Slovenia, the team at Ljubljana Airport will meet you. From here we’ll take a short drive to the small town of Topolšica on the outskirts of Velenje to Turisticna Pirnat, your home for the week.
During the late afternoon, you’ll be given a tour of the local area. There is a round loop from your accommodation that contains shops, restaurants and bars and an extensive spa/gym complex.
During the evening, you’ll be introduced to the rest of the team and briefed on a rough plan for the trip. This is the time to get to know one another, share stories, and discuss goals and your areas of interest for the coming week.
Today is all about suiting up, getting out on the slopes and experiencing what local Slovene mountain resorts have to offer.
Conditions permitting, our usual first port of call is the Hotel and Mountain Resort of Golte. It is the closest resort and most ideal for a brisk Monday morning due to its low population, abundant pistes, rental facilities and locality to your accommodation.
All mountain days end between 3 pm and 5 pm. In the afternoon, based on a general group consensus, you will have the opportunity to experience some cultural excursions in the region, appreciate the spa and wellness facilities available, or sample the amenities of the local town.
From day three onwards your itinerary will vary depending upon the weather, piste conditions of our resorts and the group's general wishes and preferences.
Some mornings, where travel to Austria is concerned, may start a little earlier. However, we’re well aware that your safari is a holiday as much as it is an adventure, so we’ll ensure you have plenty of relaxing downtime. During the mid-week point, you’ll have the opportunity to take a day off the slopes and head to Lake Bled for a change of scenery and a cultural experience, however, this isn’t mandatory, and for those who wish to ski, the safari will continue!
Additional individual and group experiences such as ‘beer spas’, wellness and individual massages are available should anybody wish.
On this trip, you will be staying in traditional alpine accommodation in a shared double room whereby you may be partnered with another person (people will default to staying with a person of the same gender unless both individuals have specifically stated they don’t mind). The rooms have ‘double-single’ beds that are connected via the bed frame, however, you have fully separate mattresses and duvets.
If you are not comfortable sharing a room and wish to have your own, we can arrange that per trip numbers. You can guarantee yourself a private single room for a fee.
This trip will run on a number of occasions throughout the ski season, however, it is available upon request for closed groups simply by contacting us beforehand.