Slovenia Snow Spectacular

Multi-activity winter holiday in Slovenia`s stunning Julian Alps




From $1,460 Land only

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Holiday Overview


  • Based near the picturesque alpine town of Lake Bled
  • Ice climbing, husky sledding, snowbiking and cross-country skiing
  • Snow-shoe to the igloo village for an exciting overnight
  • Visit the winter resort of Kranjska Gora for an alpine activity day

Slovenia's spectacular Julian Alps provide the perfect setting for a variety of winter sports and this exciting new multi-activity holiday takes full advantage.  Our base is beside beautiful Lake Bled, surrounded by the mountains and begins with an exploration of the best cross-country skiing trails in the country on the forested plateau of Pokljuka.   Next we take the lift up to the mountain of Krvavec for an introduction to snowshoeing and spend the night in an igloo village, complete with giant snow beds, mattresses, warm sleeping bags and sauna!  We'll spend a memorable afternoon of ice climbing at Pericnik on a natural rock feature with artificially applied ice.  After two days of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, we enjoy an activity day in Kranjska Gora, where we will be able to take a husky sled ride, try our hand at tobogganing and have a go at snowbiking!  This holiday offers the complete winter activity experience, with specialist instructors and equipment for all activities provided.

Is this holiday for you?

During this multi-activity winter holiday participants will have the opportunity to try cross country skiing and snow shoeing on prepared trails, ice climbing in a safe and carefully graded environment, dog-sledding, and toboganning. It is not necessary to have previous experience in any of these activities and specialist instructors will be on hand for each activity. Accommodation throughout will be in a comfortable pension in Bled except for the special night which will be spent in an igloo. This exciting multi activity holiday should be suitable for any reasonably fit person looking for an active winter snow holiday.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Bled. A single timed transfer from Ljubljana Airport is provided.
  • Introduction to cross-country skiing before following prepared ski trails on the outskirts of Bled.
  • Morning to explore Lake Bled. Afternoon of snow-shoeing to our exciting Igloo in Kranjska Gora.
  • A superb introduction to ice-climbing on Pericnik Waterfall in the beautiful area of Mojstrana.
  • A full day of snow shoeing around the local area or high up on Pokljuka Plateau.
  • A full day of cross-country skiing amongst the fantastic scenery of the Julian Alps.
  • Husky skiing, snow biking and tobogganing in the pretty alpine resort of Kranjska Gora.
  • Departure Day. A single timed transfer to Ljubljana Airport is provided.
Sun 07 Feb - Sun 14 Feb Code SSS /01/16/ Adult$1,460 Status Available Book now
Sun 14 Feb - Sun 21 Feb Code SSS /02/16/ Adult$1,460 Status Available Book now
We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flights to Ljubljana. Please refer to the 'Joining arrangements & transfers' section in the trip dossier for further details.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

If flying from the UK there are a number of low cost airlines offering flights to Ljubljana. These include Easyjet who have flights from London Stansted, Wizz Air from London Luton and Adria Airways who have flights from London, Manchester, Edinburgh & East Midlands. Other airports may be available. Click on the 'Flight information' link below for further information on booking low cost airlines. Alternatively if you would prefer to book a 'flight inclusive package' using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.

Small groups
The minimum number required for this holiday is 6. However we can run this multi activity holiday for smaller groups at additional cost.

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Map & Itinerary

The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Bled. A single timed transfer from Ljubljana Airport is provided.

    Rendezvous at the group accommodation in Bled. KE group package services begin with a single timed group airport transfer from Ljubljana Airport to Bled. This evening our guide will brief us on the coming week over a welcome meal taken in our hotel.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals d

  • Introduction to cross-country skiing before following prepared ski trails on the outskirts of Bled.

    We have an introductory session to learn or refresh our cross-country ski skills before the start of a half-day tour following prepared trails around Bled. In the late afternoon we return to our accommodation in Bled. Dinner is taken tonight in our pension.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals bd

  • Morning to explore Lake Bled. Afternoon of snow-shoeing to our exciting Igloo in Kranjska Gora.

    The morning is free to explore beautiful Lake Bled and it's surroundings. In the afternoon we depart for the famous mountain town of Kranjska Gora. Our instructor will introduce the simple techniques of snow-shoeing before we follow snow trails through this beautiful valley to the ‘Igloo village’ where we will spend the night. On arrival we are greeted with the Slovenian equivalent of a glass of gluwein and we can settle down in the igloo bar/dining room which has seats covered with animal hide and is lit by candles. We can relax in the igloo’s sauna before taking a traditional fondue meal and turning in for the night in the igloo’s rooms, sleeping on a bed made of snow! No need to worry about the cold as the bed is covered in hide and an insulated mattress and we use a cosy sleeping bag. The igloos are also lit by candles which helps to keep the air temperature several degrees above freezing.

    • Accommodation Lodge

    • Meals bd

  • A superb introduction to ice-climbing on Pericnik Waterfall in the beautiful area of Mojstrana.

    After breakfast we return to Kranjska Gora and transfer to Mojstrana which is the perfect location for our ice-climbing. A semi-artificial ice-climbing wall has been created here by diverting water over the rock to provide a safe and controlled ice wall. This is a great opportunity to try this exhilarating mountain sport. All safety equipment is provided and instructors will teach us the techniques to ascend ice using crampons and ice tools. After the excitement we return to our comfortable pension in Bled.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals bd

  • A full day of snow shoeing around the local area or high up on Pokljuka Plateau.

    We have a full day of snowshoeing on the many excellent trails around this area. The exact route we use will depend on local snow conditions. If there is a season of poor snow fall, we can head up to the high plateau of Pokljuka at 1300m. The exact programme will be decided by the guide who will know the best places to go so we can get the best out of the day whatever the conditions. At the end of the day we return to our accommodation in Bled.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals bd

  • A full day of cross-country skiing amongst the fantastic scenery of the Julian Alps.

    A day to further our cross-country skills and enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Julian Alps, skiing on the forested plateau of Pokljuka. We return to Bled in the late afternoon with time to further enjoy the charms of this lakeside alpine town. The image of the lake with its church on an island at its centre is a worldwide icon and the town is very attractive with its lakeside cafes and pedestrian only shopping areas.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals bd

  • Husky skiing, snow biking and tobogganing in the pretty alpine resort of Kranjska Gora.

    Today we return to the beautiful Kranjska Gora Valley in the heart of the Julian Alps for a total activity day! We start with husky sledding and after being introduced to the dogs and taught some of the techniques of guiding the sleds we can have a taster with our own sledge and team of four dogs. We will also be able to try the total fun sport of snow-biking. These specially designed bikes have a low centre of gravity and come with two in-line skis. There are no pedals and the rider wears stubby ‘footskis’. Finally, we can have more snow-slope fun riding a toboggan. Specialist instructors and equipment is provided for all activities. After the day's high-octane events, we return to Bled for our last night dinner.

    • Accommodation Guesthouse

    • Meals bd

  • Departure Day. A single timed transfer to Ljubljana Airport is provided.

    After breakfast we have a timed group transfer to Ljubljana Airport where KE group package services end.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • A professional English-speaking Slovenian guide and specialist instructors for activities
  • A single group transfer from Ljubljana Airport to Bled on day 1
  • A single group transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport on day 8
  • All other necessary transfers by vehicle and ski lifts
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • All equipment required for the activities is included in the trip price.

  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers (other than the single group transfers on day 1 and day 8 of the trip itnerary)
  • Some meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses soft drinks souvenirs etc.

The group will spend 6 nights in a 3 star pension which is situated within easy walking distances of all the amenities of Bled. The accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. There will also be one night spent in an igloo. Accommodation here may be dormitory style. Sleeping bags and mattresses are provided in the igloo. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. For the 6 nights in the pension, single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. For single supplement costs please refer to the dates and prices page of the trip on our website. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

All breakfasts and dinners are provided. 5 dinners are provided by your accommodation in Bled and we have included a fondue dinner in the igloo and 1 evening meal at a restaurant in downtown Bled. Snack food items, bread, chocolate bars etc. can be purchased to make up each day's packed lunch. On some of the days it may be possible to buy lunch and a hot drink at mountain huts. The guide will advise on this. We recommend you allow €10 per day for lunches and snacks.

All breakfasts and 5 dinners are provided by the pension or at the Igloo Village. We have also included an evening meal at a restaurant in downtown Bled. Breakfasts consist of cereals, a variety of breads with a selection of cold meats and cheeses or cooked eggs and ham, fruit, tea and coffee. Dinner will normally be a home made soup followed by a home cooked main dish and desert. Bread, cheese, meats, and snack food items, chocolate bars etc. can be purchased at supermarkets in Bled to make up packed lunches. While at the igloo we will have a fondue style dinner.

A single group transfer from Ljubljana Airport to Bled is provided on day 1 of the itinerary. This transfer is timed to meet passengers arriving on the easyjet flight from London Stansted and will normally depart from the airport at approximately 11.30 am.. At the end of the trip (on day 8) there will be a single group transfer to Ljubljana Airport timed to meet the check in for the return easyjet flight to Stansted. This transfer will normally arrive at Ljubljana Airport at approximately 9.30 am. If your flight schedules mean that you are unable to take advantage of these group transfers, you will need to make independent arrangements to join the group at the hotel in Bled. There is a shuttle service from Ljubljana Airport to Bled costing approximately 13€. Reservations for this shuttle can be made in advance at Independent meet & greet transfers between Ljubljana Airport and Bled can be also be arranged through KE at additional cost. All clients MUST forward their flight details to the KE office and should let us know if transfers are not required.

This trip will be led by a locally based, professional, English-speaking guide. During the activities the group will also be accompanied by specialist instructors.

The currency in Slovenia is the euro. We estimate that €200 will cover your personal spending and miscellaneous expenses including lunches and reasonable tips for the local guides. Cash can be withdrawn from ATM’s There are cashpoint facilities at Ljubljana Airport (in the departures area!) and in Bled.

There is no weight limit other than that imposed by your international carrier (normally 20kg), but we do ask you to limit your baggage to one main bag (your KE trek bag) and a small daypack, and for your own convenience we recommend that you travel as light as possible.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

The altitudes attained on this holiday are not extreme and the maximum altitude attained is no more than the equivalent of a pressurised cabin on an international flight. You may ‘feel’ the altitude the first time you trek above 2000 metres but all that is required is a slower pace to compensate. You should pay particular attention to your hydration levels while trekking above 2000 metres.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

  • Waterproof hiking boots (for snowshoeing)
  • Warm ski socks
  • Regular socks
  • Trainers or shoes (for the hotel)
  • Trekking trousers/pants
  • Long johns (thermal underwear)
  • Underwear
  • Thermal baselayer shirts (2 x long sleeve)
  • Fleece jacket(s) or warm jumper/pullovers
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Warm jacket e.g. down
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Warmer gloves or mittens
  • Warm Hat
  • Balaclava
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Daypack c.30 litres
  • Headtorch

    Sun protection (including for lips)

  • Water bottle and/or thermos flask
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Basic First Aid Kit consisting of the following: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

The following items are optional:

  • Swimwear
  • Antibacterial hand wash
  • Camera, media, batteries
  • Pen-knife (remember to put all sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Small padlock (to lock the trek bag)


All specialist equipment required for the various activities on this trip are provided.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

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UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa.

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It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on an active holiday getting some additional exercise. This is not a particularly strenuous holiday but the fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Long hiking trips are good for building stamina, and a regular exercise regime (running, tennis, swimming etc.) is good for developing cardio-vascular fitness. Before coming on the trip we suggest you fit in a number of long walks in hilly country.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

The average winter temperature in Bled is around 0ºC though temperatures of -26ºC have been recorded! This area usually enjoys a very pleasant and stable climate and we should encounter mainly clear and sunny days. As with any mountain area there is the risk of some poor weather, with snow, cloud and wind and you must be prepared for this.

Guide books Lonely Planet. Slovenia. Rough Guide. Slovenia. The Julian Alps. Simon Brown (Cicerone). Walking in the Alps. Kev Reynolds (Cicerone). Technical Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering. Volken, Shell and Wheeler. Mountaineers Books The Snowshoe Handbook: A State-of-the-art Guide to Equipment, Skills, Outfitting and More. Len McDougall (Burford Books)

Slovenia: Alpine Club (Planinska Zveza Slovenije) Slovenia Walking Maps series

Julijske Alpe (East sheet). 1:50,000 This hiking map has contours at 20m intervals with shading and graphic relief in the mountainous areas. Hiking trails, huts and refuges are shown.

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