Skiing Holiday in Slovenia

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Night Sledging
Winter Activity

Combined skiing in Slovenia and Italy with optional extra activities.

Superb skiing holiday based at Kanin Ski Centre in the beautiful Soča Valley.

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Based at over 2000m Mount Kanin is the highest resort in Slovenia, offering skiing for intermediate to advanced skiiers. Kanin stands out from other resorts due to its amazing location within the famous Soca Valley, with the turquoise waters of the Soca River nearby. Incredible views in all directions and a view reaching to Venice and the Adriatic coast make skiing at Kanin a unique experience.

Kanin's high elevation accounts for the often superb snow conditions and allows the ski season to continue into the month of May. With the season for kayaking beginning in mid March the resort can offer the unusual combination of Skiing/Boarding and river activities such as rafting and kayaking in the same day.

2010 marks the opening of an exciting new link-up whereby lifts will operate between Kanin (Slovenia) and Sella Nevea (Italy) allowing skiers to experience skiing in two countries in the same day, creating a resort of international standards. While skiing in Slovenia may seem a novel idea to some, the benefits of skiing in this unique country are endless. From excellent snow conditions, quieter pistes, longer seasons to the ‘three course meal for under 8 Euros’ served in Kanins restaurant there are many reasons why Slovenia is an ideal location for a good value winter holiday.

It is also possible to add on the any of the following activities to your trip:
  • Snowshoeing
  • Day/night sledging on Slovenia's second highest mountain, Mt. Mangart
  • Tandem paragliding from Kanin's peak
  • Rafting
  • Kayaking
Note: The closest airport to Bovec is Klagenfurt in Austria. Ryanair fly from London Stanstead to Klagenfurt every Saturday. It is also possible to fly to Trieste or Ljubljana.

Activity Information

Sledging/Night Sledging
Whether by day or at night, experience the thrill of sledging down one of Slovenia's most beautiful mountains. This is an exciting but safe activity and a different way of discovering the natural winter delights of the area. By day take in the vistas from this magnificent mountain, or by night under a vast starry sky with only the moon and a head torch to light the way.

The heavy snowfall of recent winters has made snowshoeing a popular activity within the Valley. Walking on snowy moonscapes on modern snow shoes is a fantastic and unique way to explore this magical place, whether it is a trip to the source of the famous Soca River or a winterland safari, Snowshoeing is an exhilarating way to spend a days adventures.

See Bovec from above! Soar above its valleys and waters and enjoy a bird’s-eye view. There is nothing more refreshing for the spirit than gliding freely through the layers of the atmosphere, accompanied only by a rising orchestra of Alpine sounds. Our top starting point is Mt. Mangart, chosen for its altitude as well as for its dramatic scenery. Other incredibly impressive starting points are Mt. Stol and Mt. Kuk, where you can experience the long, soft, whispering passage of Mediterranean air rising into the clear Alpine world. In the winter-time and long into the spring there’s no better eyrie from which to stoop than Mt. Kanin, covered in snow and affording a fantastic view of the valley, where we sail from the ski slopes and take the sky road to Bovec. This is what it feels like to be removed from the everyday world.

Rafting is ideal for those who love the thrill of adrenaline adventures. You will be rafting upon the Soca River, known as “The Emerald Beauty”, signifying the impossibly beautiful emerald green waters. The specially designed rubber boat is steered by an experienced guide, ably assisted by your team of between 6 and 8 rowers. With amazing whitewaters and rising waves, a rafter can get ample opportunities to test his rafting expertise on the waters. At the same time, rafting is easy to learn and overpowering the strong currents makes it a genuine sporting thrill.

One of the most pleasing ways to explore a river, kayaking is a fun sport which is accessible to anyone, experienced or novice. You will receive tuition if necessary and then be given the freedom to follow the water course best suited to your abilities so you can choose how wet you want to get!


Accommodation is at Hotel Kanin, located near Bovec centre in a quiet loaction, surrounded by a large garden.

In autumn 2008 all the rooms were renovated and a new wellness centre was built. The hotel has 125 double and some triple rooms, most with a balcony and mountain and valley view. All the rooms have a private bathroom, cable TV, safe, fridge and telephone. Meals are from a self service buffet. The restaurant is fully air conditioned. On the south side of the hotel is sunny terrace, where you can have meals or just sit back and relax and enjoy nature and the beautiful surrouning mountains.

Alternatively, you have the option to stay in one of several self-catering apartments in and around Bovec.

What's Included?

  • 4 or 6 day Ski Pass
  • Hotel or Self-catering accommodation (Note: Child up to 4 years - free)
  • Airport transfers from Klagenfurt, Ljubljana or Trieste
  • Discount outdoor clothing voucher for Cotswold Outdoor and Montane

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Optional Personal expenses: lunch, daytime snacks and drinks
  • Tuition and equipment hire
  • Optional additional activities


Q. Do I need a visa to travel?

A. As Slovenia is a member of the EU you will not need a visa to enter if you are a British passport holder. There is a toursit tax to pay but this is often included in your holiday price.

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Grade: Moderate

Suitable for...

For intermediate to advanced level skiers.

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