Vogel Ski Resort is a Slovenian ski resort located above Bohinj next to Bohinjsko jezero. The nearest city is Bled, Ljubljana is about an hour away. Offering 22 km of slopes and terrain, Vogel is among the 3 largest ski resorts in Slovenia.
Vogel ski resort
The resort was opened in 1964. The ski resort is located on the outskirts of Triglav National Park, therefore all snowmaking activities are forbidden on the area. Vogel is one of the ski resorts in Slovenia where you can ski on natural snow also in the middle of April. Because Vogel is part of the first high mountains that are on the way from the clouds from Adriatic sea there falls more snow than in other parts of the alps.
Vogel ski centre is located high above the beautiful Bohinj Lake. It is a part of the Triglav National Park. In winter you can get to Vogel with the Skibus, which drives through all the Bohinj villages and Bled. There is a parking lot in front of the lower Vogel cable car station, where you can park your car or bus even for a longer period of time.
The ski resort has a total of 9 cable cars and ski lifts. From the upper station of the gondola, the cable cars run to Orlova glava (1,660 metres), and the highest point is the Šija plateau (1,800 metres). There is also a trail that descends to the lake, Žagarjev greben, but due to lack of snow, it is rarely open.
Blue run skiers can take the Stirisedeznica chair to the Orlove glave or Kriz runs, which wiggle down to the mid station. The Sija – Zadnji Vogel slope is a deliciously long red run from Postaja Sija at 1800m, down to the gondola station.
The Suha and Rodica mountains are popular with ski tourers – you can set off from the Kratki plaz drag or Zadnji Vogel chair.
For Vogel’s littlest visitors, the children’s park has magic carpet lifts, a toboggan run for more snowy fun (and a nearby terrace at Viharnik Inn for parents to watch them progress from).
With the Slovenian Alps Ski Pass, you’ve access to Vogel as well as a number of other resorts, including Bled, Kranjska Gora, Cerkno and 3ländereck.
Vogel have one of the best parks in Slovenia, 2ha in size and containing all manner of snow park modules: - Box, 3 m and 6 m, C-box, Picnic table, Barrel, Roller, 8-10 m, Mini kicker, 3-4 m, Rainbow, 6 m, Mini rainbow, Downrail, 4,5 m and 5,3 m and 9 m , Double wave, 9 m , Big air, 14-16 m, Big air, 10-12 m, Double king, 10 m , King box, 7 m. It even has a beginner line, so if you’re looking to learn a bit of freestyle in a more relaxed environment, then it’s a perfect spot. Vogel Snow Park often hosts different competitions and events, and is definitely the place to have a great time.
The Bohinj area is made up of a number of small villages. Most hotels are based near the lake, and others can be found in the village of Bohinjska Bistrica with a ski bus to transport you to the ski lifts.