Rogla: winter paradise in spring
Spring is in full swing down in the Slovenian valleys but winter hasn't been more beautiful this year, if you go at least 1500 meters above sea level. Last weekend was simply too good to miss and Rogla in eastern Slovenia was the perfect choice for an unforgettable family trip.
We have been here before in summer, but winter turned out to be stunningly beautiful too. Rogla is a perfect family ski resort. Everything is on one spot. Forget about your car and walk from the hotel to the ski slopes, cross-country skiing tracks, mini sledding slope and the great skiing polygon for kids, which is really awesome. Apart from all sorts of 'learning and playing' tools the kids can enjoy the warm wooden house where they can have a rest, play some games, draw, go to the toilet and simply forget about the ambitious parents who want them to ski all day long. :)
The non-skiers won't be bored either. We were sledding, hiding between the fairy tale spruce trees, rolling around in powder snow, have built a snowman etc. In the evening we hopped into the swimming pool where the 'little hero' burnt his last atoms of energy. It was a great day!
We stayed at the amazing Hotel Natura again. Here is the report from our summer trip to Rogla. You are going to absolutely love it in winter as well. If you leave your kids at home, you will enjoy the wonderful hotel wellness featuring a Finnish sauna with a panoramic window and a relaxing view to the snow covered trees. We, on the other hand, took a stroll to the swimming pool in the nearby hotel Planja - free of charge for all guests of Hotel Natura.
Rogla is a perfect family ski resort, but they also have one of the biggest and best maintained snow parks in Slovenia. For up-to-date information check their Facebook page. I would like to make a special recommendation to all cross-country skiers: the tracks on Rogla are neatly and daily maintained. They start right on the doorstep of Hotel Natura, have several ups and downs and offer beautiful views. Let the pictures below and this video persuade you! Excellent!
Big applause for whole Rogla staff. They are doing a great job keeping everything perfect and assuring your experience on Rogla will exceed all your expectations. Bravo! :)
Enjoy the last winter days on Rogla! You will love it!
Author: Miha Gantar, March 24th 2016