Ski in the stunning Slovenian mountains where a beer costs just £2

SKIING should be fun, skiing should be a song – or so says my instructor as I struggle to stay upright on my first day in the stunning Slovenian mountains.

But as I face-plant for the second time from the baby slope ski lift, I wonder if the hills will ever be alive with the sound of my music.

Slovenia's stunning Vogel resort is one of several the country has to offer


Slovenia’s stunning Vogel resort is one of several the country has to offerCredit: Shutterstock

For many, ski trips mean glitzy Alpine resorts in France, Italy and Austria.

But for sheer value for money, Slovenia is a great place to pull on your salopettes — no matter how advanced you are.

There are plenty of low-cost flights into capital Ljubljana and the ski resorts are around two hours from there by car.

But it is the prices in the resorts that will really surprise.

A beer on the slopes will set you back just £2, while a hearty stew in a mountainside restaurant will cost around £5.

And a three-day lift pass covering multiple resorts is just £85 — you’d hardly get a day’s skiing in France for that.

The ski season runs from November to May, and during my hectic four-day stay I visited three resorts — Rogla, Krvavec and Vogel.

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Rogla is about two hours outside of the capital and is popular with families.

The resort’s 3H Hotel Rogla has upgraded rooms which offer guests a relaxing escape from £55pp, per night.

As well as being right in the centre of the action, the hotel has an indoor pool and excellent spa facilities.

Away from the slopes a magical tree-top walk is a must. It offers incredible views of the forest 20m below the tree canopy.

There is also a 35m viewing tower and fun tunnel slide.

Second resort Krvavec has the highest mountain in Slovenia. An hour’s drive from the airport, it is accessed only by a hairy-looking (but per-fectly safe) gondola ride.

It was here I did most of my falling — and learning — during a long day on the slightly steeper, but still baby, slope.

My fiancée and I did manage to get to the top of a proper ski slope — albeit without skiing — and the views were beautiful, a recurrent theme on our trip.

Our room in the resort’s Hotel Krvavec was clean but basic. However, you don’t come to a ski slope to stay in.

Soothed sore limbs

The hotel’s buffet restaurant offered up a decent breakfast and local specialities for lunch and dinner.

Our final day of skiing was in Vogel, a favourite of Slovenians for its jaw-dropping views.

The vistas from the top of the slopes are just incredible. It is like being in another world, with snow-capped peaks as far as the eye can see.

Instructor Jaka took us up the blue slope for proper skiing — well, proper for us anyway.

Thanks to his reassurance, banter and expert teaching, we got down quite a few times and finally felt like skiers — before hitting a slope-side bar for a burger and Slovenian beer.

We celebrated our ski successes in the best possible way with a final night at the exquisite, eco-friendly 5H Hotel Bohinj on Lake Bohinj.

We soothed sore limbs in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor pool complexes before enjoying a fantastic locally sourced meal in the high-end, contemporary 2864 Restaurant.

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Admiring the stunning forest and mountain views from our room as we settled in for the night, I wondered if my skiing had been like a song?

Probably not, but I’d had a wonderful time trying to strike a tune.

The treet canopy walkway in Rogla


The treet canopy walkway in RoglaCredit: Getty Slovenia's resorts are cheap and easy to get to, and low-cost when you are there


Slovenia’s resorts are cheap and easy to get to, and low-cost when you are thereCredit: Shutterstock The views from the top of the mountains are out of this world


The views from the top of the mountains are out of this worldCredit: Shutterstock


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