Visitor reviews for Kranjska Gora Ski Resort
March 03, 2014
D. Armstrong from United Kingdom
Stayed in Hotel Alpina. Great for ski in/out. Food reasonable for a 3 star. Great skiing and well groomed pistes although busy on a Sunday and bank holidays. Hired what I though to be VIP skis to find they were 2007 models and the poles were about to break. Total rip off from this company; anywhere else VIP skis were this year's or last year's.
Best for nightlife, service and prices go to the Vopa Bar. Best in Europe.
Kranjska Gora Ratings
Overall: 4.0. Based on 9 votes and 16 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 Kranjska Gora.
Public Transport: 4.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Kranjska Gora, (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 Kranjska Gora, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 4.8
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.4
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Kranjska Gora.
Ski in/Ski out: 4.9
(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 Kranjska Gora, (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) Kranjska Gora is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Kranjska Gora relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.6
(1) There are no snow groomers at Kranjska Gora, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Kranjska Gora 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) Kranjska Gora 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 Kranjska Gora, 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: 3.4
(1) Kranjska Gora 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: 3.8
(1) The staff at Kranjska Gora are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Kranjska Gora 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: 4.8
(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: 4.2
(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: 3.6
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Kranjska Gora 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 Kranjska Gora, (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: 3.0
(1) Not even a kicker at Kranjska Gora, (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 Kranjska Gora, (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) Kranjska Gora has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 3.4
(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: 3.7
(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: 4.0
(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: 3.7
(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): 3.8
(1) Overall, Kranjska Gora 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): 4.3
(1) Overall, Kranjska Gora 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.
February 01, 2014
Angela watson from United Kingdom
We went to kranjska Gora for Xmas 2013 and had a lovely time. Hotel Lek is really lovely, perfect hosting staff, rooms cleaned every day and wonderful food. Unfortunately, there was a lack of snow as the weather was unseasonably warn. They did, however, manage to keep some of the runs open and even offered a daily discount on the lift pass. We did our passes daily just in case we wanted to go and visit other places and this proved to be to our advantage. There was virtually no queuing and no pushing and shoving which is what we encountered in Bansko last year (average queue times there last year, to get up in the gondola, were 3 hours and that was on a good day). Note here, to people, to avoid Bansko, in Bulgaria, like the plague.
We are returning to Kranjska Gora in 3 weeks time as we enjoyed it so much as Xmas. Unfortunately, we couldn't get into the Lek but have got a hotel with doorstep skiing. Here's hoping that this holiday will be just as good, if not better, than the last. Kranjska Gora here we come.
February 05, 2013
Jim from United Kingdom
We just came back from a fantastic week at Kranjska Gora with loads of snow and some lovely sunny days. Whilst the skiing is quite limited in total size it worked well for our mixed group of kids (who went to the excellent ski school and enjoyed the plentiful nursery slopes) and intermediates - advanced adults who skied on the (empty!) world cup pistes on the Podkoren side of the resort and also managed a couple of trips to nearby resorts (we actually skied 3 resorts in 3 countries in 3 days!). The accessability of the pistes of Kranjska Gora is a blessing especially if you have kids and the prices make you wonder why you have put up with paying double in more "prestigious" resorts for so long! A shout to the team at Think Slovenia who sorted out excellent self catering accommodation for us in the lovely village of Ratece and arranged our tuition / ski hire. Would definitely return.
February 01, 2013
Ronan O'Kane from United Kingdom
Went to KG (Kranjska Gora) over new year 2012-13. Hadn't snowed for 3 weeks and they had a rain storm the week previous so not pretty, no snow off-piste but they do know how to keep the piste in good condition.
Limited runs but some of the runs are short but great fun, fast and icy, home runs and lifts busy but others away from ski school are empty and fast.
Ski school people are great and very friendly but the process for getting small beginner children up more than a few feet is done by side stepping. So children, on their first week, will be put off or learn next to nothing. Children on their second week will get the button and have a fair area to ski if they have private lessons. Those in second week ski school will be side stepping most of the week and not improve, so mums and dads need to get them up the hill.
This is a lovely town and the bar Kekec at the bottom of the chair is great for lunch and Bombardinos. We stayed in Hotel Alpina which, as far as ski hotels go, was great and the food pleantiful and varied.
Hotel bar closed at 10.30pm which is a bit early if you are housebound with kids, though kept our bar tab down below 1300euro!! for 3 small families (lots of Baileys and ice!)
Alpina is 'ski to the door' only with snow in the carpark. No effort to push snow or provide mats when the snow is poor so the first 75 yards is a treacherous walk with kids beginners and equipment!
Compact which is great for sort of non skiers, nice people.
We have skied all over Europe. Would we go back to KG? Yes, for many reasons, but be careful of the snow conditions, it's a very low resort and not very far east.
Rental skis were brand new and well maintained.
Good value for money.
The week after we came home it snowed for a week and looked great but I preferred our week of 'warm and fast', night skiing every night which my leg and arm in plaster right now will testify!
January 24, 2011
Alan from Slovenia
Kranjska Gora ski:
Please check out the dates of local school holidays - if the Croatians are on holiday the kids drag lift has a 30 min wait.
November 17, 2010
Robert B from United Kingdom
Visited KG (Kranjska Gora) for Christmas 2009 with my family (me, wife, 7 and 4 year old). I have skied a lot but it was new to the rest of the family. We picked the resort due to reading reviews about it's excellent child facilities. We stopped in the Alpina Hotel which is located on the side of the piste and you can literally ski from and to the door. The holiday was booked through Crystal Ski and we picked this hotel due to the childrens club being located within.
We arrived in KG to fresh snow and the first night even more fell. The first few days were excellent and we were on piste all day. The kids went to ski school in the morning and then to the kids club organised by Crystal Ski. The hotel was clean and we got a good size family room with balcony looking out over the piste. Food was good: hot and loads of it. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The resort is compact and set at the bottom of the main slopes. There are numerous places to eat and the local supermarket is excellent. They do packed luches should you want to go off for the day. There are some local shops but all are small.
Ski lessons were good and tutors all spoke excellent English. Ski hire was well organised and equipment was of a excellent standard (we only hired skis though).
The pistes were well mantained and I would say the resort is excellent for beginners, intermediated and families but if you are a keen skier you will get bored of the same runs.
After the first 2 days the weather warmed and it began to rain. Firstly only light but by day 4 it was very heavy. The snow quickly started to melt and several lifts closed. We did manage to ski everyday but by the end only 2 smaller slopes remained open. I know this is not the resorts fault but as the session only opens at Christmas and the resort is not the highest, bare this in mind. For this year we have booked for a different resort which is much higher with a season that starts much earlier.
All in all an excellent resort.
July 29, 2009
tony croxley from United Kingdom
I have been to KG (Kranjska Gora) several times in the past three years; winter and summer. It's a lovely setting and the village gives it a bit of a resort feel. This is different to some other Slovenian resorts. Kranjska Gora is a good place for families with young kids who want to learn to ski. But, although it's the best known Slovenian ski resort and one which the tour operators (and those wanting to go to casinos) go to, it really isn't a patch on other resorts such as Krvavec or the Bohinj resorts of Vogel (or even Kobla or Soriska Planina). Sure KG will be more lively but the snow and variety of pistes (and off-piste) is a lot better in the Bohinj region, not to mention the scenery there which is breathtaking. When it's open the 8km run from the top of Vogel to the bottom or the run from the top of Kobla down to the bottom both knock spots off anything we've experienced in KG (Kranjska Gora).
March 06, 2009
Wendy from United Kingdom
Returned from Kranjska Gora at the end of Feb. First holiday to Slovenia and fourth time skiing. Stayed at the hotel Lipa (only 10 rooms and more like a guest house). Lovely rooms, fantastic food, every night a-la-carte from a menu not a buffet. If you stay here you should get a locker near the slopes if you have kids as it is about a 10 min walk away. Enough snow even though it hadn't snowed for about 3 weeks and the weather was beautifully sunny every day. The ski school at Kranjska Gora was very good. My three really enjoyed it. Only thing to check before you go is what weekend the FIS annual slalom races are on. If you go the week before they shut the runs over the other side of the mountain by the end of the week and runs are limited over that side as well. This would only effect better skiers as most of the runs over that side are red and blacks. The town is quiet with a couple of nice bars and tavernas. A really lovely place to go, safe for the kids, and would hope to go back to Kranjska Gora soon.
January 12, 2009
Noel from United Kingdom
Just got back from fantastic holiday 03/01/09 until 10/01/09 and stayed in Hotel Lek at Kranjska Gora. First time in the resort and country and was very impressed. The hotel was under 5 min walk from the piste. Food throughout resort is excellent. Conditions were fairly good although the beginners slope was a little bare due to excess use but get across to other runs early and they are quiet and in good condition. Travelled in a party of 20 from beginners to advanced and all had a ball; will return soon.
December 02, 2008
Annette Freeman from United Kingdom
Superb holiday in February 2008 and returning for our fourth time February 2009. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday, in fact our best yet. Locals as lovely as ever. Food excellent in the local restaurants. Can't wait to return in a few months time. Check out B&B Brezov Gaj superb. Hoping there will be as much sunshine as this year.