Snow tends to fall from December to April, especially in alpine areas, and then thaws to allow outdoor activities like mountain biking and hiking to take over from cross country skiing and frozen photography.
Slovenia is a small, compact country. However, armed with a copy of our Julian Alps holidays guide, a whole new world of walking, cycling or skiing awaits.
As soon as the thaw kicks in, Slovenians kick on their walking shoes; ski resorts return to being alpine villages and guest house hosts get ready to welcome walkers with home cooked breakfasts and packed lunches for the trail.
Single gravel tracks and tarmac rural roads in Triglav National Park are well-maintained and well-signposted, which adds up to a whole lot of love in Slovenia for cycling in the Julian Alps.
Cross country skiers, snowshoe shufflers and eager tobogganists are exploring the snow-covered slopes around ski resorts like Vogel, whilst photographers are making the most of an uncrowded Lake Bled.
Take your tripod, macro lens and polarising filter on a photography tour in the Julian Alps and you’ll return with more snaps of lakeside reflections and snow-capped mountain peaks than you ever thought possible.