Althrough Bled is not a classic alpine skiing sports centre, those who like snow, the sworn alpine skiers and snow boarders as well, are well provided for. The ski slope at Straža is almost ideal, be it for visitors or for local skiers. Only a short walk away from the centre of Bled, it is equipped with a double chair-lift and a rope tow and has artificial snow making equipment as well as lighting for night skiing.
The bottom post of the chair-lift is at an altitude of 503 m and the top post at 634 m - the entire skiing surface is 6 hectares (tel. +386 4 / 578 05 34, +386 4 / 578 05 30).
A ski school is organised and ski rentals are available on site and also in some tourist agencies.
Nearby ski slopes
More demanding Alpine skiers can try different ski slopes in the vicinity of Bled. Soriška planina, Krvavec, Kranjska Gora, Cerkno, Kanin/Sella Nevea (Slovenia), Tarvisio, Sella Nevea/Kanin, Zoncolan, Pinacavallo, Forni di Sopra, Sappada, Sauris (Italy), 3ländereck, Innerkrems and Goldeck (Austria) are joined in the Ski pass Julian Alps which allows the holders of such ticket free ski bus transport from Bled to Vogel, Krvavec, Pokljuka and on Fridays to Kranjska Gora.
There are also ski slopes on Viševnik and Vogel, while ski slopes on Pokljuka are more suitable for less demanding skiers and children.
Bled represents a perfect starting point for more demanding skiers and snowboarders and also for those who are only just starting to get familiar with white slopes. Well-arranged ski slopes of the surrounding hills and mountain pastures are the guarantee for hours and hours of great winter recreation, both by day and by night.