Croatia: Skiing - Snow Boarding
The New Riviera
No one would argue that you should make Croatia your primary ski destination in Europe. Croatian mountains are not comparable with the Alps. Still, skiers will find the slopes easy to deal with and considerably cheaper compared with other European resorts. Mount Sljeme just outside Zagreb is the most conveniently located ski resort in one of Croatia's nature parks, Sljeme offers four ski runs, two ski-lifts and a triple chair lift. The runs offer skiing at nearly all levels: the White Run, Red Run, Green Run, Blue Run and Tree Run. Usually there's snow for about three months a year and the resort is easy to reach by tram and bus from Zagreb centre. Another option is the Croatian Olympic Center at Bjelolasica near Karlovac and then there's Platak, 26km northeast of Rijeka, which has seven ski runs and 10km of cross-country trails plus there's usually snow on the slopes until May.