Slovenia has no shortage of ski resorts, but Kanin’s claim to fame is that it’s the highest in the country, at an altitude of 2200 m. It thus has more natural snow than many other resorts, as well as offering fantastic views on clear days, with Triglav National Park and the Julian Alps on one side, and the Adriatic Sea in the other.
As an added draw, since the 2009/10 season the Slovene resort has been connected to the Italian one of Sella Nevea, offering an even greater range of slopes, although note that the prices are slightly higher if you want to use both areas. The daily ski passes for Kanin alone are 22, 26 and 29 EUR for juniors (students and those under 20), adults, and seniors (aged 65 and up), while for Kanin and Sella Nevea they are 26, 21 and 35 EUR, and you can check online for other options, including for those holding ALPE ADRIA and NEVE skicards. Note that children under 10 and adults over 75 ski free.
Not only skiing...
With the combined resort of Kanin-Sella Nevea there are total of 32 km of slopes, with no green piste, divided up between blue (8 km), red (14 km) and black (10 km). Ski touring and off piste skiing are also available, although guides are needed due to the landscape.
At the time of writing the resort was closed because of bad weather, a not infrequent occurance, and as with all ski resorts it’s a good idea to check the weather and webcams to see what’s happening before setting out for your trip to the slopes.
...but also snowboarding
Most overnight visitors will stay in the adventure sports mecca of Bovec, where there are a wide range of accommodation options for all budgets, as well as access to further activities such as ice climbing. A ski bus connects the town to the cable car, and as of last season there were six departures a day from 07:40 to 12:40, with the return buses leaving at 14:40, 15:40 and 16:00, but do check the website for any changes. In the event that the cable car isn’t operating, a free bus will run from Bovec to the piste.