Visitor reviews for Bled Ski Resort
Ski Resort Rating: Rate Bled
August 27, 2009
tony croxley from Slovenia
Don't be too put off by the concrete monstrosity which is the small shopping 'centre'. Yes, it's awful and all those involved in designing, approving it and building it should be ashamed but turn your eye away from it and the overall setting at Bled is quite beautiful. Yes, it is commercial but that's relative too but it's a quality resort and Slovenia is as much about the great people as the scenery. Personally, I wouldn't make the visit to ski at the small resort in Bled unless you know there has been a recent big dump and the snow will be good because it's at very low altitude and often the snow isn't up to much. Bled has also only got two runs: a fairly short blue and one red straight down which is FIS level and steep at the top and so it isn't going to capture the imagination for long. However, it is floodlit for night skiing. The view from the top is lovely looking down over the lake and to the castle. It's really a summer destination, I think, when the run becomes a toboggan run which is fun. If you want real unspoiled beauty in a lake setting you must head for Bohinj - a 20 minute drive from Bled. You won't regret it and the skiing at Vogel/Kobla/Soriska and night skiing at Sredjna Vas is worth it.
November 16, 2008
Toncek from United Kingdom
Over the years, Bled has become very commercialised and has lost much of its charm. Imagine the most beautiful Alpine lake, an island with a church, a mediaeval castle hanging on a cliff-top and you would be in heaven. Unfortunately, all of this is wrapped in mass tourism, especially at weekends and prices are high compared to Slovenia as a whole. If you get away from the new concrete development on the lakeside (who allowed this monstrosity?) there are some wonderfully peaceful walks around the shores. My advice, however, is to make a short visit and move on to Bohinj, where you will see nature at it's most spectacular and most unspoilt.
February 06, 2008
Sam from United Kingdom
Bled is a lovely small Slovenian town with traditional horse and cart rides and a lake with a church in the middle. It's amazing and has beautiful architecture. There is a castle on top of the lake on a mountain and the people are lovely.