Slovenia’s small, quiet ski areas, jaw-dropping lakesides and friendly villages make for an excellent getaway over February half term.
Children are warmly welcomed in the Slovenian ski resorts, ski lessons here are cheaper than in the bigger European nations and package holidays tend to cost a lot less too. With all kinds of activities to boot, Slovenia’s a super place to spend half term.
In Slovenia, hotels are the main type of ski accommodation. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one to suit your half term plans – big, luxury lodges with spas if you fancy some pampering, simple 3-star pensions for a budget week away and everything in between.
If you have enough to think about for your trip, a half board package keeps budgeting and meal plans simple. Or for a fuller experience of Slovenia’s villages and their eateries, a B&B hotel gives you more flexibility.
Whether you want to keep the clan happy with home-cooked favourites and the usual bedtime routine, or just enjoy your own place in the mountains – our Slovenian self-catered apartments let half term pan out your way.
We don’t have a huge amount of ski apartments in Slovenia, but what we do have includes apartment blocks and self-contained properties. They come with their own kitchens where you can prepare meals, or the absence of a meal plan can free you up to eat out in local restaurants.
February’s one of the snowiest months in the Julian Alps, letting you explore your local ski area (and any others you fancy visiting) to the full.
The Vogel ski area, located near the famous lakeside villages of Bled and Bohinj, usually has a snow depth of over 2m on the mountaintop at this time of year.
Temperatures hover around -9°C and -3°C, on some years dropping low enough for lakes like Bled to freeze over, which is quite a spectacle.