Its ski areas might not be the most snow sure in the Alps (go to France for the best spring skiing), but boy is Slovenia beautiful at Eastertime.
Come here for mornings on the slopes, then spend afternoons walking around lakes, National Parks and villages, visiting fairy-tale castles, watching the world go by from charming cafes or relaxing in state of the art spas.
Springtime’s known as a cheaper part of the ski season and with Slovenia’s year-round low hotel prices to boot, you can often bag a bargain stay in the Alps at this time of year.
A 4 or 5-star hotel with a swimming pool and wellness facilities might cost what an apartment would in bigger skiing nations – and gives you things to do if the ski areas aren’t up to scratch.
Choose between Half Board and B&B packages depending on your plans, grouped with flights and transfers for terrific value.
Whether to save money, increase flexibility or a marvellous mix of both, our self-catered apartments in Slovenia are just the ticket.
We don’t have oodles of properties in this department, but what we do have includes self-contained chalet style properties and apartment blocks, both in the centre of the village and on the peaceful outskirts.
In some apartments, guests have access to the facilities like swimming pools in a nearby hotel, which can be handy at Easter when the snow mightn’t hold out all day.
With milder weather and longer days, Easter tends to mark the ending of the season for Slovenia’s ski resorts.
The Vogel ski area peaks at 1800m, and often gets fresh snowfall into the middle of March. Conditions are usually petering out when April approaches, though on some years the slopes hold onto a decent amount of coverage.
Average temperatures are around 8-10°C in late March and early April, which means snow can struggle to stick around on the lower slopes (especially south facing ones). The good news is that the resorts here have plenty of alternative activities to enjoy, including paragliding, adventure walks and climbing.