Lying in the picturesque Julian alps in the north west of Slovenia, Bled is a spa village which overlooks a picture postcard wooded island complete with a fairytale church which sits in the middle of Lake Bled.
The most accessible skiing from Bled is on the very limited Straza area which has just one long chairlift and a drag lift which serves a short,easy blue run.Otherwise it is the ski areas at Zatrnik – 8 kms away – where there are five lifts and 18kms of skiing. By Bohinj, which is a half hour’s bus trip (free with the lift ticket) are the bigger areas of Kobla and Vogel. Kobla has a couple of low level beginners runs and three consecutive chairs up the Kobla mountain. There are two parallel drag lifts mid mountain. There are four red runs linking from the summit station to give one decent long descent. Vogel is accessed by a long cable car which access the base station of Rjava Skala, high on a gentle shelf which has a couple of short beginners lifts. Above there are four chairlifts and one drag lift which access a fair range of terrain including four black runs. There is one long red run back to valley floor level from the upper mid station Orlov Glave.
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Both resorts Bled and Bohinj major on their tranquil, peaceful setting. Bled has a few restaurants, cafes, bars and a pizza restaurant and offers everything from award winning haute cuisine to take-away snacks.