Summer sledding

Summer sledding


Summer Sledding from Vitranc


  • Speed: up to 40 km/h
  • Length: 1,500 m
  • Start: 1,200 m a. s. level
  • Finish: 907 m a. s. level
  • Elevation difference: 293 m
  • Average slope: 20.50 %
  • Average descent time: 5 min
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The adrenaline rush of the downhill experience is suitable for the whole family – even younger children – because it is safe. The chairlift takes you up to an altitude of 1200 m, from where you descend down the 1500 m long “Besna Pehta” sledding track. From the top station of the chairlift, you will find the Bedanec lodge (Bedančeva koča) with its many children’s play areas, where you can keep your little ones occupied until late into the evening, in addition to a great view of the valley.

The sled ride takes about 5 minutes, during which you will cover 293 m of vertical drop with an average slope of 20.5% and reach speeds of up to 40 km/h, which will definitely increase the adrenaline level in your veins. For the little ones in particular, this will be a truly unforgettable experience, as they will be squealing with excitement with the wind in their hair. And the safe descent and the view up to where your adventure began will convince many to return to the “scene of the crime”.

The chairlift is located in the immediate vicinity of our apartments.
A 5-minute walk to the bottom station of the Vitranc 1 chairlift.

Vitranc (1.636 m)

Vitranc (1.636 m)


Mount Vitranc (1.636 m)

Reset Apartments
Kranjska Gora
Jasna Lakes
Vopa Cave
Elevation: 818 m - 1.636 m
cca 3.7 km
Height difference: 818 m


Jasna lakes
Jasna suspension bridge
Vopa cave
Mojcin Dom - Mojca Hut


Mount Ciprnik
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

To climb to the top of Vitranec, all you need is a good pair of hiking shoes, and suitable clothing in winter as the climb is not technically demanding. The forest trail via the ski slope is well signposted but it is quite long and steep, for which we recommend taking the longer route towards Lakes Jasna and on along the ridge of the mountain itself. You can see the Jasna Lakes, cross the Jasna suspension bridge, explore the Vopa Cave, and enjoy the wonderful views offered by the many viewpoints along the way. The end of the tour is Mojca Lodge in Vitranc, where you can enjoy a home-cooked meal. On the way back you can take the ski slope route, which leads you directly back to the Reset Apartments. These are located right next to the ski slopes at the foot of the mountain itself.

Vopa Cave

The Vitranc route is suitable for all ages as you don’t need any mountaineering skills or equipment. It is quite demanding in terms of fitness but can be walked by practically anyone with a few stops. However, we recommend good hiking shoes, a good supply of fluids, and a snack.

Mount Vitranc is home to the Kranjska Gora and Podkoren ski slopes and is best known for the Vitranc Cup, which takes place on its slopes every year. There are also two chairlifts leading up to the mountain, which you can take if you have any doubts about your fitness. The view from the top is magnificent, offering views of the Julian Alps and the villages of Kranjska Gora and Podkoren at its foot.

How to get to the top

On the ski slope

You can easily climb to the top directly via the ski slope, following the Vitranc 1 chairlift and later the Vitranc 2. The route is quite steep and will require a bit of fitness. If you have younger children, we recommend that you go at least as far as the end of the first chairlift, Vitranc 1. There is a Bedančev dom (Bedanec Lodge) with a children’s playground, and the view of the village of Podkoren and the Korensko sedlo pass from the final chairlift stop is wonderful.

You continue directly up the hill above Bedančev dom to the second chairlift, Vitranc 2, which you follow all the way to the top. Return along the same path or along the ridge to Jasna Lakes.

Follow the ridge

The ridge trail is much less steep but quite a bit longer, but we highly recommend it because of the extraordinary views and numerous viewpoints. Turn left from the apartments and head through the center of Kranjska Gora to Jasna Lakes (directions to the lakes can be found here). The forest trail starts in front of the lakes, just after the bridge over the Pišnica River, and leads over the suspension bridge, which is one of the most popular adrenaline attractions in the area. The footbridge is anchored on both sides with belt anchors and has a span of 30 m.

At the end of the bridge, turn left and follow the well-trodden and signposted path – follow the signs Vitranc and Cipernik. The trail is mostly through the forest. At the turn-off for Mala Pišnica, you will find the first viewpoint – a rocky ledge that juts out of the cliff directly above the Mala Pišnica river and offers magnificent views of the neighboring Robičje mountain, Travnik and Jalovec mountains (to the right), and Prisank and Razor mountains (to the left).

You continue in the direction of Vitranc, along the slope above Kranjska Gora until you reach the signs for the Pehta Cave (you have to turn off the path to see it, but it is only a minute walk to the cave). The path continues to the top of the ridge, which leads you past wonderful viewpoints and precipices all the way to Mojca Lodge at the top.

Return along the same route or directly along the slopes of the ski slopes all the way to the apartments. If you have enough fitness, you can continue the trip to the neighboring mountain Ciprnik from which you descend directly to Planica.

For a description of the route to Mount Ciprnik, click here.

View of the surrounding mountains:

  • Jalovec (2.645 m)
  • Travnik (2.379 m)
  • Prednje Robičje (1.941 m)
  • Prisank (2.547 m)
  • Razor (2.601 m)
  • Škrlatica (2.740 m)
  • Špik (2.472 m)
  • Rušica (2.096 m)

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For winter sports fans

Skiing in Kranjska Gora

18 Ski slopes
13 Drag lifts
6 Chairlifts
20.000 skiers per hour
Snowboard park
40 km crosscountry ski trails
Night skiing
1.636 m highest point
813 m lovest point
Take advantage of the Reset Apartments ski-to-door access!
The ski terrains are literally on your doorstep.

Ideal for families with children!

Kranjska Gora is a famous ski center with an extremely long history. It lies on the outskirts of the Triglav National Park, with wonderful views of the Upper Sava Valley and beautiful mountain peaks of the Julian Alps and Karavanke mountain range. The place is easily accessible by car from practically all sides and is known as one of the best family ski resorts in this part of Europe due to its extraordinary location right next to the ski slopes and its position near the Austria and Italy border (triple border). Unlike other ski resorts, you don’t need a long drive with a gondola to access the ski terrains. The ski resort is only a few minutes walk from the center of the village, so you will always have everything at hand, from your accommodation, shops, swimming pools, ice rinks, wellness centers to countless inns and restaurants.

The ski season in Kranjska Gora usually lasts from mid-December until mid-March. Skiing and related activities are the lifeblood of the whole town, as Kranjska Gora offers plenty of fun and everything you’ll need on your winter break. The ski resort itself is home to the headquarters of renowned ski schools, and you can rent quality skis and equipment from one of the many ski rental shops located practically on the ski resort itself.

Ski terrain

The ski area is between 813 and 1600 m above sea level and is almost entirely covered by artificial snow, so the pistes are always fresh and well-groomed. In total, there are more than 30 km of pistes. The terrain is suitable for all levels of skiers, with only 2.5 km of pistes marked as “difficult pistes” – mostly competition pistes in Podkoren for professional skiers.

So whether you’re a beginner, recreational skier, or snowboarder, you will find something for yourself amongst the many terrains. If you’d like to take on more challenging slopes, head to the Podkoren side, which has been hosting the Alpine Ski World Championships for more than 50 years. In 2023, a new double chairlift, Vitranc 2, is under construction, which will take you to more than 1,600 m above sea level, but be warned, the terrain from the top of Vitranc is extremely steep and requires more skiing skills.

The capacity of the lifts is large and the slopes are very wide, so the crowds on the slopes themselves are not too bad. The biggest crowds are usually at the snow beach, where most people hang out, a little less on the Vitranc 1 chairlift, and the least crowded are usually on the Podkoren side, except for Velika Dolina, where the terrain is much more challenging. All in all, there are 4 four-seater lifts, two-seater lifts, and 13 different lifts in operation, with a total capacity of around 20,000 skiers per hour.

The ski slopes end with the ski terrain in the Velika Dolina (Podkoren), which extends almost to Rateče. Here you will find sunnier and, above all, more gentle slopes, which are extremely suitable for children and beginners. The ski slopes are well connected, so you should take your time and explore the whole ski area.

For beginners

If you are a beginner, we strongly recommend you take one of the ski courses offered by the many ski schools in the area. We particularly recommend these courses for children who are new to skiing, as the first steps are very important. It is necessary to overcome fear and, of course, to learn the correct technique, which is much easier when you are with your peers and under the supervision of professional teachers. For those who would like to improve their existing skills, we recommend individual ski lessons.

Families with younger children

We recommend families with younger children to go to Velika Dolina – at the end of the Podkoren part of the ski resort, where you will find the most gentle slopes and lifts that are most suitable for children and skiers whose skiing skills are not yet suited to the steeper slopes. The terrain at this end of the ski area also enjoys long periods of sunshine and is usually less crowded than in Kranjska Gora.

Snow beach

At the foot of the ski slope in Kranjska Gora is the so-called snow beach, which is the venue for many events and activities. The gastronomic offer is varied, as most of the cafeterias and restaurants are located here and will make sure you don’t go hungry or thirsty. Buffet lunches, home-cooked meals, snacks, grills, fast food, desserts, or various snacks are always available, and you can also warm up with a hot cup of tea or mulled wine.

The snow beach is particularly attractive for children, who will find numerous playgrounds, baby ski lifts for the little ones, and a number of fun events and activities for them to join in. There is also a “snow” kindergarten, where they will take care of them so that you can enjoy a carefree ride on the snowy slopes of Kranjska Gora.

Night skiing

The view of Kranjska Gora from the top of the ski slope is spectacular at night, as almost the entire part of the ski slope above the winter beach is well-lit, which allows for quality skiing as the crowds are much smaller at night and the ski terrain is always fresh and newly groomed before night skiing. The Dolenčev Rut and Kekec chairlifts, as well as the Mojca 2 lift, are illuminated, as are the sledding track and the cross-country skiing track, which are located in the immediate vicinity. Depending on the number of skiers, the chairlifts operate alternately or both together.



Temperatures are usually much lower at night, so dress accordingly for night skiing.

Snowboard park

Freestyle skiing and snowboarding are becoming increasingly popular around the world, especially with younger people. The Snowboard Park is located on the left side of the Kekec chairlift and offers plenty of fun for all those who like to get into mischief in the snow – just make sure you’re properly equipped and protected…


Sledding is a favorite with the youngest children. There is a groomed sledding track next to the Kekec chairlift, but you can also go sledding in Gozd Martuljek, where, by prior arrangement, they offer night sledding on a 5-kilometer track, which is not difficult and is suitable for families. Snow banks are provided for safety and torches are lit to indicate where to slow down.

Night sledding on the Tamar trail is also extremely popular, especially at night when the full moon lights up the trail. If you’re up for an adventure, snowshoes and a good head torch are almost essential. The descent from Tamar is also suitable for families with younger children, provided the snow conditions are suitable. If the trail is too icy, we advise against sledding from the Tamar.

Vitranc World Cup

The Vitranc Cup is an annual alpine skiing competition for men in Kranjska Gora for the FIS Ski Cup, held on the so-called Vitranc slope or ‘Poligon’ in Podkoren. The Vitranc Cup is one of the so-called classic, traditional events, which is held every year in the World Cup competition at the peak of the ski season. The competition has been held since 1961, is a two-day event, and features two disciplines, first the slalom on Saturday and then the giant slalom on Sunday.

Since 2023, however, the Women’s Ski World Cup has permanently moved to Kranjska Gora from Pohorje, mainly due to the annual lack of snow, under the name of the “Zlata lisica “ (Golden Fox Race).

Other activities

Kranjska Gora caters to all non-skiers, with many other activities on offer. If you prefer ice skating to ski, you will find a small ice-skating rink in the center, and in very cold winters you can skate on the Jasna lake or on the frozen swamp in Rateče.

You can also go cross-country skiing on the well-maintained cross-country ski trails, or simply enjoy a relaxing walk to Lake Jasna, the Krnica lodge, and the Tamar lodge, or pamper yourself in the numerous wellness centers, saunas, or swimming pools.

For kids and adults

Ski Schools in Kranjska Gora

Many children make their first turns on their skis right here in Kranjska Gora. Many renowned ski schools have their headquarters here and they provide quality care for future ski champions – both adults and children. You can also hire a personal trainer who will make sure that you can carelessly ski down the slopes in the shortest possible time.


No excuse for staying at home

Ski Equipment Rental

Buy or rent? There are a multitude of factors to consider: How much will it cost? Does my skill level matter? Will I be able to rent equipment in good condition? Is the cost of getting my own setup worth it? Renting is often best for beginners, people who don’t ski often, those who are still testing the waters, or who are on the fence about investing in the sport. In recent years, the quality of ski equipment for rent has increased greatly, so we definitely recommend it.


Let’s go shopping

Winter Gear and Clothing shops

Long gone are the days when resorts were just somewhere to hit the slopes. Who cares about skiing when there are a ton of Mountain boutiques and shops full of the latest trends. Whether you’re a non-skier accompanying your family on a winter sports holiday or just a skier who likes to shop a bit in their free time, choosing a ski resort with attractive shopping options can make your ski holiday even better.


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