Planica 2023 – FIS nordic world ski championships

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Start of pre-sale of multipass tickets for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica 2023

With ceremony on 21.9.2022 in Planica, the pre-sale of multi-day tickets for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica 2023, which will take place next year between February 21, 2023 and March 5, 2023, officially started. The ceremony in Planica was attended by members of the Slovenian ski jumping national team and other dignitaries. Daily ticket sales will begin on November 1, 2022. More details at www.planica2023.si.

“Slovenia has once again shown that we are capable and have the knowledge to host sports competitions at the highest level,” said Enzo Smrekar, president of Ski Association of Slovenia and OC Planica, after the successful completion of the final inspection of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation FIS and the ceremonial start of pre-sales of multi-day tickets for the World Championships.

Michel Vion, Secretary General of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation FIS, also expressed his appreciation to the OC Planica team: “We are very satisfied with the work done by OC Planica. The team is well prepared. All we need now is snow and cold.”

More than 50 representatives of foreign media from Europe and the world gathered in Planica, the venue of the world championship, together with high-ranking representatives of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation FIS. During the meeting of the association “Forum Nordicum”, the organizers presented to the journalists and other guests the details of the most beautiful venue in the history of the Nordic world ski championships, the competition program and accompanying activities.

The ceremony at the start of pre-sale of tickets took place in the central building in Planica. Foreign guests tasted traditional Slovenian dishes “Taste Slovenia”, which emphasizes the diversity of Slovenia’s regions combining seasonal and local ingredients in an authentic and original way.

On this occasion, the association “Forum Nordicum” awarded a special award “Queen of Winter” to our ski jumper and two times gold Olympic medalist Urša Bogataj.

Planica and Kranjska Gora will host the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica 2023 next year, from February 21, 2023 to March 5, 2023. The interest in the biggest event in the history of the Republic of Slovenia is already extremely high.

Where to buy tickets for Planica 2023 FIS nordic championship: www.planica2023.si/en/tickets

Planica 2023

The competition venue is located in the sports paradise in the valley “Under the Ponce” with a wonderful view of the Julian Alps. There, fans will enjoy ten competition days while the medal ceremonies will take place at the “Nordic Park” in the center of Kranjska Gora. The opening ceremony is scheduled for February 21, 2023, at 20:23, and the local organizing committee (LOC) is also preparing an accompanying program for visitors.

Currently the final coordination with many partners is underway, which represents the biggest organizational challenge. The LOC will soon encourage volunteers to join our team and to co-create the biggest sports event in the history of Slovenia with their heartiness and dedication as seen so many times before.

FIS is convinced, that Planica will provide the best possible conditions for the athletes to achieve their goals at the upcoming FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica 2023. The attention is dedicated to the visitors as well, and everybody in Planica is already eagerly waiting to welcome them. Accommodation facilities in Kranjska Gora will be dedicated to visitors, where the entertainment program will take place as well.

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica 2023 will present Planica, Kranjska Gora and Slovenia to more than 500.000.000 TV viewers around the world. Planica will become the center of the sports world.

About Planica

Planica is an alpine valley in north-western Slovenia, not far from the famous Kranjska Gora ski resort and just a few kilometres away from Austria and Italy. It is the Slovenian cradle of ski jumping and ski flying. We can say with certainty that Planica is responsible for the biggest shift in our mentality – thinking that a person can fly on skis.

Here, two legends jumped over 100 and 200 meters for the first time in history. Today, Planica, also known as the valley under Ponce mountains, is a place that offers young athletes from Slovenia and abroad excellent conditions for training in ski jumping, cross-country skiing and Nordic combined. On the way to glory at the biggest events, Planica also accompanies athletes in many competitions of the highest level, both in summer and winter.

In Planica, we have been oriented to achieve environmentally sustainable events for many years, and we will strive for this in the future as well. We are aware that large competitions also attract a large number of visitors, so we will focus a lot of energy on the organization and promotion of public transport.

In the following weeks, you will find out how to get to Planica and Kranjska Gora in a fast, comfortable and safe way, and above all in a way that has as little impact on the environment as possible.

Programe Planica 2023 / February & March 2023

DAY 1

22WED

Cross-Country, Qualification, 5km F

Women
12:00 CET

Cross-Country, Qualification, 10km F

Men
13:30 CET

Ski Jumping, Qualification, HS100

Women
16:30 CET

DAY 2

23THU

Cross-Country, Qualification, Sprint C

Women & men
12:00 CET

Cross-Country, Competition, Sprint C

Women & men
14:30 CET

Ski Jumping, Trial round, HS100

Women
16:00 CET

Ski Jumping, Competition, HS100

Women
17:00 CET

DAY 3

24FRI

Nordic combined, Trial round, HS100

Women
10:30 CET

Nordic combined, Competition, HS100

Women
11:30 CET

Nordic combined, Competition, Cross-Country 5km

Women
14:15 CET

Cross-Country, Competition, Skiathlon

Men
15:30 CET

Ski Jumping, Qualification, HS100

Men
17:45 CET

DAY 4

25SAT

Nordic combined, Trial round, HS100

Men
09:00 CET

Nordic combined, Competition, HS100

Men
10:00 CET

Ski Jumping, Trial round, Team HS100

Women
11:15 CET

Ski Jumping, Competition, Team HS100

Women
12:15 CET

Cross-Country, Competition, Skiathlon

Women
14:00 CET

Nordic combined, Competition, Cross-Country 10km

Men
15:30 CET

Ski Jumping, Trial round, HS100

Men
16:00 CET

Ski Jumping, Competition, HS100

Men
17:00 CET

DAY 5

26SUN

Nordic combined, Trial round, Mixed team HS100

Women & men
09:30 CET

Nordic combined, Competition, Mixed team HS100

Women & men
10:30 CET

Cross-Country, Qualification, Team sprint

Women & men
11:30 CET

Cross-Country, Competition, Team sprint

Women & men
13:30 CET

Nordic combined, Competition, Mixed team 4x5km

Women & men
15:00 CET

Ski Jumping, Trial round, Mixed team HS100

Women & men
16:00 CET

Ski Jumping, Competition, Mixed team HS100

Women & men

Slovenia, a country well known for its mountains, where many ski resorts are located on. There is nothing more soothing than skiing (or snowboarding) on the white glittering powder of fresh snow and being surrounded by unspoiled beauty and idyllic nature, where the tall snow-covered mountains serve as the perfect backdrop.

Slovenia offers some of the top ski resorts in Europe, from large, luxury like resorts to the smaller family (and budget) friendly slopes, the top Slovenia ski resorts will make your winter holiday the one to remember.

KRVAVEC SKI RESORT

Located just a mere 25 kilometers from the capital city of Slovenia lies the second largest ski resort in Slovenia. Krvavec Ski Resort is known for being an all-time favorite among the locals coming from Ljubljana and Central Slovenia. Its accessibility makes it perfect for the weekend or even afternoon ski-getaway. What makes Krvavec Ski Resort of the top ski resorts in Slovenia is the fact that the slopes are one of the best ski slopes in the country, not to mention they are suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.

Krvavec Ski Resort offers many amenities, from sledding, snow park carefully designed for snowboarding fans who look for an extra boost of adrenaline, to unique ice bars and more! Krvavec Ski Resort is perched up on the edge of a mountain range and it offers amazing views of snow-covered alpine meadows. The ski slopes and trails are opened up to at least 100 days per year, under the right conditions an average ski season lasts up to 150 days. In 2019, there were people skiing up there even in the middle of May! But besides frolicking in the snow, Krvavec is also an ideal destination in the summer for mountaineering, cycling, and hiking.

Visit Krvavec Ski Resort and see why it is one of the best ski resorts in Slovenia.

KRANJSKA GORA

Kranjska Gora is famous for its skiing and other winter sports, therefore it is not surprising that Kranjska Gora Ski Resort is recognized as one of the most famous ski resorts in Slovenia. Kranjska Gora is located in north-western Slovenia and it is surrounded by the majestic Julian Alps. People from the area are often excellent skiers, as parents have their kids racing down the toughest runs as soon as they learn how to walk. Even if you are not a fan of skiing, there are plenty of other winter activities you can take part in, from sledding to hiking, and in when the temperatures are higher, Kranjska Gora turns into a popular cycling destination.

Kranjska Gora Ski Resort attracts a large international crowd every winter. Skiiers and snowboarders from neighbourhood countries flock to Kranjska Gora to get a piece of the action on the white slopes. Kranjska Gora Ski Resort is considered to be one of the top ski resorts in Slovenia as it has 18 different slopes, which are suitable for both beginners and experienced skiers. Kranjska Gora is also known for its many accommodations, you can book a hotel room or stay at an igloo. At one of the top ski resorts in Slovenia, you will find many restaurants and bars. We recommend visiting the Skipass restaurant, where you will find a mix of Slovenian, Austrian and Italian cuisine. If you will be staying in Kranjska Gora for more than a day or two, make sure to drop by one of the most beautiful Slovenian lakes, Jasna and Zelenci.

Kranjska Gora Ski Resort is also known as the host of the top winter sporting events in Slovenia. Slovenia’s professional skiers have enjoyed a significant amount of success in the World Cup and Olympic competitions and most of them hail from Gorenjska. The Vitranc World Cup and the annual ski Flying event in nearby Planica bring thousands of both local and international spectators to Kranjska Gora, turning it into the skiing/party capital of Slovenia, at least for a weekend or two.

VOGEL SKI RESORT

Vogel Ski Resort is located inside the famous Triglav National Park (TNP), Slovenia’s only national park. With that being said, we can assure you skiing at Vogel Ski Resort will leave you breathless with the stunning view of lake Bohinj and steep mountains of the Julian Alps. Vogel Ski Resort is located in a truly idyllic landscape with the best Slovenia alpine skiing opportunities.

Since it is located in the alpine valley of lake Bohinj at Triglav National Park its under development protection, which means artificial snow is not permitted. But worries, fresh snow is all around due to its amazing location on the first mountain barrier. There are around 18 kilometers of slopes at Vogel Ski Resorts and the resort is reachable by cable car from the shore of Lake Bohinj. If you are planning a longer stay at one of the top ski resorts in Slovenia, there are huts available for renting on the very top of the mountain.

Vogel Ski Resort is known as one of the top ski resorts in Slovenia just for the stunning panoramas of Lake Bohinj.

ROGLA SKI RESORT

Rogla Ski Resort is situated in the Pohorje Range of the Julian Alps and it is purposely built ski resort in an idyllic landscape. Rogla Ski Resort is also known as the white paradise of winter sports, which are accessible on both natural and artificial snow. As one of the top ski resorts in Slovenia, Rogla ski resorts has been hosting several international competitions. If you are looking for some amazing skiing or snowboarding opportunities than Rogla Ski Resort is the one for you.

Rogla Ski Resort is also considered as one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in Slovenia as it has fun (winter) activities and attractions for the whole family, which include a year-round Olympic center, amazing hiking trail to Lovrenc Lakes, and several biking paths as well. The newest addition is the Pohorje Treetop Walk – the first innovative example of an experiential tourism product in Slovenia combining new experiences, education, environmental awareness and entertainment for all generations. The Pohorje Treetop Walk will let you experience Slovenian nature from a new perspective. To unwind after a long day on the white powder drive down to Zreče, which is nestled amongst the Pohorje foothills. Terme Zreče offers a vast range of therapy and saunas – relaxation guaranteed.

POHORJE SKI RESORT

Pohorje Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in Slovenia, located on the outskirts of Maribor. Pohorje Ski Resorts features a whooping 250 hectares of snow-covered slopes for you to enjoy this winter season. Pohorje Ski Resort is the most popular Slovenian ski resort amongst the locals who live in the Štajerska region. The slopes range from run-down easy for beginners to more challenging slopes for those experienced skiers and snowboarders. Some of the slopes go alongside lakeshores and through the woods, so the crowd of skiers is not that noticeable.

Due to its relatively low altitude, most of the snow in the past few years has been (sadly) artificial. This, however, still guarantees at least 100 snow days every season, which means if you booked a ski trip to Pohorje Ski Resort there is nothing to be worried about. Pohorje is also most known as the host of one of the most anticipated Slovenian winter sporting events – the annual Golden Fox competition. This winter competition includes only the best female slalom skiers and giant slalom skiers in the world. The large crowds that this competition draws to contribute to the race’s worldwide appeal.

Pohorje Ski Resort is considered as one of the top ski resorts in Slovenia also due to its prime location. In the are you will be able to visit amazing wellness and spa centers or spoil your taste buds by visiting the best restaurants in the Maribor area.

GOLTE SKI RESORT

One of the top ski resorts in Slovenia is Golte Ski Resort, which is one of the smaller Slovenian ski resorts. But what lacks in size, makes up for it in beauty (in this case), as the Golte Ski Resort is known as one of the most beautiful ski centers in Slovenia. Golte Ski Resort is located just above the town of Mozirje near Kranjska Gora. Golte Ski Resort is perfect for families as it is not as crowded as some of the other Slovenian ski resorts.

Golte Ski Resort has stunning views of Savinjske Alps and Karavanke mountains. As one of the top ski resorts in Slovenia, it has around 12 kilometers of family-friendly (and not so steep) ski slopes and 5 kilometers of cross-country skiing tracks around the ski resort. Among the many restaurants, bars, and hotels in the area, Golte Ski Resorts hotel has all the necessities other than ski slopes. They offer wellness and spa centers with several different saunas and massages, pool areas and more!

Which is your favorite or top ski resort in Slovenia? Let us know in the comments below!