Visitor reviews for Kobla Ski Resort
January 26, 2015
Marko Terzic from Slovenia
Kobla is and probably remains to be closed for a few years onward because the leader of the project supposably has some financial problems. The future of the 2864 resort, therefore, remains uncertain.
But there is a good side to this because Kobla now offers awesome free skiing grounds! When the snow is high there is nothing better than waving in the powder there!
The skiing trip can be extended from nearby Soriška Planina through the mid mountain peaks to the top of Kobla and if there is enough snow one can easily get directly into Bohinj valley.
Overall: 4.0. Based on 1 vote and 11 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Kobla.
Public Transport: 5.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Kobla, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Kobla, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 5.0
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.0
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Kobla.
Ski in/Ski out: 4.0
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Kobla, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Kobla is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Kobla relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 3.0
(1) There are no snow groomers at Kobla, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Kobla are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Kobla is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 4.0
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Kobla, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 3.0
(1) Kobla usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 5.0
(1) The staff at Kobla are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Kobla are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 5.0
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 5.0
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Kobla has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Kobla, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 2.0
(1) Not even a kicker at Kobla, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Kobla, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Kobla has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 4.0
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 4.0
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 5.0
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.0
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.0
(1) Overall, Kobla is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 5.0
(1) Overall, Kobla is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
September 11, 2014
old harry from United Kingdom
After lengthy delays work has, at last, started on the replacement resort for Kobla. Called 2864, the new resort will originate from the old Kobla resort and link to the small resort at Sorisca Planina, forming the largest ski area in Slovenia.
February 27, 2014
Rob Davies from United Kingdom
Kobla is still closed as of February 2014. According to the fellow who runs a ski hire place at the foot of the lifts, the resort is still looking for an investor. Given the location (on the edge of a popular tourist town), one would imagine this could be more than viable.
December 15, 2012
SMOGS from United Kingdom
This resort is closed again this winter (12/13) and its future totally reliant on the planned redevelopment and addition of ski runs, which was supposed to have happened this year but has been delayed on account (apparently) of delays in obtaining landowner consents. They now say that work will start in Spring 2013 with the first phase opening 13/14.
This only leaves Vogel open for ski and boarding in the Bohinj area, and Soriska Planina 18km away.
December 31, 2011
Old Harry from United Kingdom
Just Heard that Kobla will not open this season (2011-2012). However, better news is that they have started work cutting timber to clear ski runs for the new resort that is to be built between Kobla and Sorica (and linked to both).
November 26, 2008
SMOGS from United Kingdom
Small resort and lifts are in serious need of updating - but the runs are good, people friendly and overall a large bundle of charm. It's a truly beautiful part of the world. Also recommend a stay with Don Childs at his mountain chalet (winter or summer) with his hearty stews, right on the side of the Kobla run.
January 23, 2008
Bohinj-000 from Slovenia
Ski resort Vogel begin work 8.1.2008, because before there was not enough (natural) snow and snow cannons for artificial snow are not installed/permitted, because Vogel is in Triglav National Park ,
On the contrary, on Kobla, skiing was possible already in Christmas-tide on artificial snow.
(chair lift "Kozji hrbet"), but ski resorts on Krvavec or in Kranjska Gora are not so far from Bohinj too.
April 01, 2007
Jackie Begin from United Kingdom
Visited Kobla and stayed with Kerry and Don in their home halfway up the mountain side 1 - 4 March 2007. Woke up every morning to the sight of Triglav from our bedroom window. We are not skiers but spent our days walking and taking in the beautiful views of the surrounding area. Many photo opportunities of Kobla, Bohinj, Bled and Vogul. Kerry and Don made us very welcome and I cannot imagine a better location, recommend you try it out. We have already booked ourselves in for a week in September to swim in the lake, walk, enjoy the views and may even have a go at white water rafting.
You can contact Don on firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie from Horsham
February 24, 2007
kevin allum from United Kingdom
Stayed in Kobla 12/2-19/2. Took the kids for the first time. The resort was perfect for the kids. The ski school was excellent as was the equipment. The snow was excellent top to middle but a little wet lower down. Not very extensive skiing but very quiet and no queues!!! Vogel is only 10 minutes away for harder skiing. Stayed with Don & Kerry at the Kobla Mountain Retreat halfway up the Mountain!! Thoroughly recommend staying there. Hearty breakfast and excellent dinners. You can contact Don on donchilds@hotmail.Allin. All Slovenia was excellent value for money and no queues!!!
Kevin from Newbury.
February 16, 2006
Tony Croxley from United Kingdom
I boarded in the Bohinj resorts in early Feb06 and even though a fresh dump of snow would have been good, the weather was great and overall conditions were excellent. The runs from the top of the mountain are a good length and good fun - lower slopes would suit beginners. Check it out.