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Bled Introduction

Bled is one of Slovenia’s most visited towns. Only thirty-five kilometres from the capital Ljubljana, Bled is a picturesque lakeside resort on the edge of the Triglav National Park. In winter, the snow covered island in the lake with its seventeenth century church is like a scene from a fairytale. Bled has several ski areas providing good conditions for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. There are three main areas with Straza, close to Bled centre, open at weekends and in the evening. A free ski bus takes you to the other four. The slopes offer skiing for all levels of expertise although advanced skiers have less choice of demanding slopes. There is good terrain for boarders who also have a snow park in Vogel. Seventeen lifts give quick and easy access to the pistes. Ski schools offer tuition in both skiing and boarding.

Bled has a range of hotels and apartments offering good value accommodation with the larger hotels having indoor pools. There is a choice of good restaurants serving a variety of food to suit most tastes and budgets. Bars and pubs provide relaxing evenings. Bled also has a casino for those who enjoy a holiday flutter and there is also a skating rink, a cinema and a bowling.

Why Go To Bled?

Bled ski resort lies in a very picturesque setting surrounded by mountains and facing a lake with an enchanting island. Ski holidays to Slovenia are very good value for money with first rate accommodation and slopes suitable for all levels of ability. Bled also offers a range of recreational activities.

A Bled ski holiday has something for everyone and attracts a wide variety of visitors. It is a good choice for those on limited budgets as prices are cheaper than in Alpine resorts without compromising on comfort and holiday satisfaction.

When To Go To Bled

The Bled ski season lasts from the second week in December until mid March.

Bled - The Place

Bled is a very attractive resort thirty five kilometres from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, and benefits from a short transfer time. The village lies at a fairly low altitude of five hundred metres with the highest skiing at eighteen hundred metres. The four main ski areas are Straza, Vogel, Kobla and Zatrnik. Straza is located close to the village centre and is accessed by a chair lift. These slopes are open at the weekend and in the evenings when the runs are floodlit. Straza has only two slopes and it is here that beginners learn to ski. Having gained confidence in Straza, novices can to the free ski buses to Kobla and Vogel. Zatrnik also has a good number of gentle nursery slopes. The buses are free with a valid ski pass. Kobla and Vogel have wide open runs and tree lined slopes offering a variety of challenges. Advanced skiers have an eight kilometre run down from Vogel. Being close to the Italian and Austrian borders, advanced skiers can take a mountain guide to seek out more demanding runs. Bled ski terrain is ideal for boarders and there is a snow park in the Vogel ski area. Ski schools offer high quality tuition in skiing and boarding from the age of five. There is also a kindergarten ski school and childcare facilities for young non-skiers.

Bled has a good range of accommodation to suit most budgets and its restaurants serve a variety of traditional and international cuisine which cater for most palates. There is a good shopping centre supplying all you holiday essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. Bars and pubs provide relaxing evening venues and there is also a disco for those with surplus energy. Other facilities include a casino, a cinema, a skating rink and a bowling alley.

A Bled ski holiday offers beautiful scenery, skiing for all abilities and a relaxed après ski scene and is also great value for money.

Bled Nightlife

Bled nightlife is fairly relaxed with bars and pubs providing evening entertainment. There is also a disco where those with energy can dance until the early hours of the morning. Other activities include a casino, a cinema, a skating rink and a bowling alley.

Bled Shopping

Bled has a good shopping centre with a variety of shops supplying all your holiday essentials. There are a good number of sportswear stores and shops selling the inevitable gifts and souvenirs.

Bled Eating

Bled has restaurants and cafes serving everything from traditional fare to fine dining with gourmet menus and fast foods.