Welcome to Kranjska Gora, the most famous ski resort in Slovenia and a charming alpine village

Introducing Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is a beautiful alpine village and the most famous Slovenian ski resort situated on the northern tip of the Triglav National Park in the Slovenian Alps, just a mere 5 minutes by car from both the Italian and Austrian borders.

The resort isn’t the largest ski area in Slovenia but it’s the oldest one and one of the prettiest. It’s perfect for families with younger children and also for beginner and intermediate level skiers, with pistes easily accessible directly from the center of the village. Everything here is geared towards making your first ski experience a great one. There’s a top-notch ski school, so you’ll be in safe hands when learning the basics. Ski hire is available from a number of shops. If you’ve progressed past the nursery slopes, there are the World Cup runs at Podkoren and six resorts in Italy, Austria and Slovenia, within 30-45 minutes drive.

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This family-friendly resort also has a children’s park with a conveyor belt, a sledding ground, a cross country skiing terrain and an outdoor ice skating rink in the village centre. There are also lots of lively restaurants, bars, a couple of swimming pools, spas and more. There is always something happening in the village, but if you prefer to keep things low key, then that’s not a problem either, because Kranjska Gora is an awesome place to relax.

There are several large hotels in the village, providing you with high standards of accommodation and service, mostly at great value. Self catering privately rented apartments are also available.

In addition to the winter ski season, Kranjska Gora is also well worth visiting in the summer. Fantastic mountain scenery, riding in nature and climbing the surrounding mountains, cycling, golfing, mountain bike park, a summer sledging piste and easy access to the Triglav National Park are the reason why the village remains very popular all year round.

LAKE JASNA – a picturesque small lake with an enviable backdrop of the Julian Alps
Jasna Lake in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Overall Rating:     09/10   (Highly Recommended)

Lake Jasna is a picturesque, small lake with white sand around its rim and the high mountain peaks of the Julian Alps as a dramatic backdrop. It lies just south of the alpine resort of Kranjska Gora. The name 'Jasna' derives from the Slovenian word for 'clear,' and it is quickly apparent how the lake got its name. On a boulder by the lake stands the dark bronze statue of the Zlatorog, or Goldenhorn – the magical stag believed to guard the ridges around the lake.
ZELENCI NATURE RESERVE – a pristine 15-hectare nature reserve with a gorgeous jade green lake
Lake Zelenci Nature Reserve

Overall Rating:     09/10   (Highly Recommended)

Tucked into the far northwestern corner of Slovenia, only 3 kilometres west of Kranjska Gora, is a pristine 15-hectare nature reserve called Zelenci, home to a wide range of flora and fauna. The centerpiece of the reserve is a brilliant jade green lake which is filled by spring water emerging from the sand in small jets and is also the source of Slovenia's longest river Sava.

Places to stay in Kranjska Gora that we recommend
The accommodation options in Kranjska Gora can be divided into five main categories: hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, self catering apartments and hostels.
Kranjska Gora hotels

Although Kranjska Gora is small, you will find a variety of hotels in the village that cater to your needs - from luxury hotels and boutique hotels to a nice choice of affordable 3-star hotels and family hotels. Find out which are the ones that we recommend and why.
Kranjska Gora guest houses

Kranjska Gora guest houses are an ideal alternative to staying at the hotels in the area. Meals besides breakfast are often available (dinner and/or lunch) usually on request. Many of the services offered at hotels can be expected, such as wake up calls and laundry service.
Kranjska Gora apartments

Self-catering apartments in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia are a good option if you are looking for an independent holiday. You will be able to come and go as you please. You will also be able to cook meals for yourself, which can be an economical alternative to eating out.
Kranjska Gora bed and breakfasts

Kranjska Gora bed and breakfasts are based around an old European tradition coupled with a Slovenian Alpine spin. From comfortable beds to delicious breakfasts and relaxing residential settings, staying at a bed and breakfast in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia is the ideal way to truly experience the natural beauty of this alpine village and the surrounding area.
Kranjska Gora hostels

Kranjska Gora hostels are a popular option for the budget-minded traveler. Rooms and bathrooms are shared by multiple people which helps keep costs low. In addition to being cheap, hostels in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia provide a highly social atmosphere for fellow travelers to interact with each other. Some hostels have a few private rooms for those who want a little more privacy along with the vibrant social scene.

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The village of Kranjska Gora in the Julian Alps in Slovenia
Kranjska Gora is a charming Alpine village in the northwest part of Slovenia, close to the Italian and Austrian border.

The centre of Kranjska Gora adorned with Christmas lights and decorations during the festive season
During the festive season, the centre of the village is adorned with Christmas lights and decorations. (Photo courtesy of Kranjska Gora tourism)

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Kranjska Gora Slovenia

Kranjska Gora is a beautiful alpine village and the most famous Slovenian ski resort situated on the northern tip of the Triglav National Park in the Slovenian Alps, just a mere 5 minutes by car from both the Italian and Austrian borders.

Location of Kranjska Gora on the map

Address: Borovška cesta, 4280 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.484529, 13.785715
GPS coordinates: 46° 29′ 4.3044” N     13° 47′ 8.5740” E
Region: Gorenjska (a.k.a Upper Carniola a.k.a Slovenian Alps a.k.a Oberkrain)

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12 thoughts on “Welcome to Kranjska Gora, the most famous ski resort in Slovenia and a charming alpine village”

  1. Kranjska Gora itself is a great base for hiking and cycling, beautiful mountain vistas at every turn.

  2. Kranjska Gora is a great base for some really wonderful trips. We visited so many lovely places using Kranjska Gora as our base, including Venice, Salzburg, Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, Monte Lussari, Grossglockner Pass, Tromeja, Bovec (via the charming Vrsic Pass), Kobarid, Pericnik Waterfall, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, Piran, Zelenci Pools, Skofja Loka, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Jasna Lake, Tarvisio, Mount Vogel, and Vintgar Gorge.

  3. Kranjska Gora has loads to do,lots of wonderful hikes which are nicely signposted, beautiful cycle routes etc. The Russian road pass is a sightseeing must, 51 hairpin bends right up into the Julian Alps.

  4. Kranjska Gora is a fantastic base for outdoor pursuits all year round, and, although I was here for the hiking in July, I promised myself I would come back to stay here for some skiing in winter, too.

  5. Kranjska Gora Slovenia is a really delightful place, and not expensive, especially when compared with other ski regions.

  6. The village of Kranjska Gora may be small but has many lovely apres ski bars at the bottom of the slopes, many bars and restaurants in the village with very friendly locals. We made some new friends who offered and showed us some tips/new techniques to improve our skiing.

  7. Kranskja Gora is a charming village with wonderful little places for a quiet drink in the evening with excellent value for money.

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