Vogel Ski Resort
|Vogel Ski Resort|
|Nearest major city||Bled|
|Coordinates||46°16′32″N 13°50′07″E / 46.2756°N 13.8353°E|
|Vertical||1240 m - (4,037 ft) |
|Top elevation||1800 m - (5,904 ft)|
|Base elevation||560 m - (1,866 ft)|
|Skiable area||0.78 square kilometres (190 acres)|
|Runs||Total 22 km
|Longest run||6,8 km - (4,2 miles)|
|Lift system||8 total|
|Lift capacity||8.911 / hr|
|Snowfall||800 cm (310 in)|
Vogel Ski Resort is a Slovenian ski resort located above Bohinj next to Lake Bohinj. The nearest city is Bled. Ljubljana is about an hour away. The resort was opened in 1964. It has a total of 22 kilometres (14 mi) of ski slopes, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) tracks for cross country skiing and a snowboard park. The ski resort is located on the outskirts of Triglav National Park, therefore all snowmaking activities are forbidden on the area. The ski resort is named after nearby Mount Vogel.
First cargo funifor started operating in 1961, but it was broken down because of the lightning strike. In 1964 the passenger funifor was built with capacity of 15 passengers. In the fall of 1964 also the first surface lift Križ started operating. In the following 3 years new chairlifts were built and in the 1970s they began to build the new Ski Hotel and other gastronomy services. The latest modernisation of the ski resort happened in 2000s, when the funifor was replaced by the new Poma's (2001) and two fourchairs were delivered by Doppelmayr in 2007.
Accommodation capabilities are available directly on the Ski Resort in a Ski Hotel (most likely will be reopened in the winter 2013/2014) or in the town of Bohinj.
Major hotels in the vicinity:
- Ski Hotel (Right on the Ski Resort)
- Bohinj Park Eco Hotel
- Hotel Bohinj
- Hotel Jezero
- Hotel Kristal
- Hotel Center Bohinjsko Jezero
|Lift name||Type of the lift||Manufacturer||Year of construction|
|Kratki plaz||Surface lift||No info||No info|
Vogel Snow Park is known as one of the best snow parks in Slovenia and it occupies approximately 2 hectares (4.9 acres). A lot of competitions and other activities have occurred for many years at Vogel Snow Park.
Structures in the snow park
- Box, 3 m and 6 m
- Picnic table
- Info point Container
- 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
Snow school and equipment rental
Finžgar and Alpinsport provide convenient ski coaching and equipment rental services at Vogel Ski Resort. The ski schools provide private coaches for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.
Vogel Ski resort and Mount Vogel in the background.
- vogel.si - official site