If there was ever a ski resort that is there to entice you back to the area in the summer, its Bohinj (pronounced Bo – Hin). The summer is the perfect time to visit this village with its stunning blue-green lake, free from motor boats. The ski area is at the opposite area on the lake to the village of Bohinj and is called Vogel.
The ski area is nothing much to write home about, although the opportunity should never be missed to ski there – if only to sample the wild boar goulash in the fantastic mountain restaurant at the top of the cable car. As the resort is only a stones throw from The Mediterranean and relatively low (569 – 1800 meters), snow is by no means guaranteed.
The main area is reached by a cable car that rises from the lakeside and then empties skiers out at a mountain plateau with seven other lifts. Up on the top there are enough reds and blues to keep most intermediates busy for a day and there is also a fun park for the more adventurous.
Accommodation is limited to hotels in the village of Bohinj, where there are a handful to choose from that range between the four-star Jezero hotel down to cosy bed and breakfasts. Due to Slovenia’s proximity to Italy, food is fantastic and inexpensive, with the wood-fired pizzas a particular highlight.
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