Rogla is the jewel of the Slovenian mountain, Pohorje. It is also one of the most popular ski resorts in Slovenia - as it's a 90-minutes drive from Ljubljana. While in winter the skiers flood the mountain, from spring to autumn they are dominated by hikers and bikers.
Pohorje is not a high mountain. Its popularity comes from the fact, that it has a rich pine forest. In the summer season, there is a bike park, and you can also try a bobsleigh park which is open all year round. Also, Slovenia's highest canopy promenade is also located here.
It is sparsely populated and its population lives in scattered villages. At the top, you will also find the Pohorje TV and Radio Tower and the RP-2 Military Air Traffic Control Radar Station.
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Its area is approx. 840 km2. About 50 km from east to west and 30 km from north to south.
Map - Where is Rogla located?
Rogla is the highest peak of the Pohorje Hills. The mountain is located in northeastern Slovenia, about 1.5 from Ljubljana. It lies roughly in the triangle formed by the towns of Maribor (east), Dravograd (west), and Slovenske Konjice (south).
- GPS: 46 ° 27′9.73 ″ N 15 ° 20′1.59 ″ E
- Distance from Ljubljana: hours / 400 km
- Distance from Maribor: 1 hour / 60 km
Pohorje is an alpine ridge with domed peaks south of the Drava. According to the traditional classification, it belongs to the Southern Limestone Alps. Geologically, it is part of the Central Alps - it contains silicate metamorphic and igneous rocks.
#1 Rogla Ski Resort
The 12 km long ski area consists of 2 km of blue, 8.5 km of red, and 1.5 km of black pistes. The altitude difference is 467 meters, and 13 lifts help you to get to the top. Rogla is the 5th largest ski resort in Slovenia, with mostly intermediate slopes.
- Elevation: 1050 m - 1517 m
- Level difference: 467 meters
- Number of lifts: 13
- Number of pickaxe lifts: 11
- Number of chair lifts: 2
- Blue slopes: 2 km
- Red slopes: 8.5 km
- Black slopes: 1.5 km
- Day ticket for adults: between 30 - 40 euros
#2 Pohorje Canopy Promenade
The 37-meter-high, 1 km long canopy promenade is the longest and largest canopy study trail in Slovenia. Although the daily opening hours vary, the season lasts all year round - so you can visit every day of the year (even in winter).
The barrier-free giant is a real curiosity and has dimensions worth visiting.
- Address: Pohorje canopy promenade, 3214 Rogla, Slovenia
#3 Rogla Bike Park
In the 4.7 km long bike park, tracks of varying difficulty await everyone. The piste system in the parking area changes every year, so it's never the same. There are usually 7 trails to choose from.
The trails lead down wooden bridges, jumpers, or simple field and forest paths. And anyone who hasn’t brought a bike can, of course, rent one - along with other equipment.
A learning pathway has also been set up for children and beginners. Help and assistance are also available.
- The day ticket is 25 euros/person.
- Address: Rogla 1, 3214 Zreče, Slovenia
#4 Bobsleigh track
In winter and summer, the toboggan run is open every day of the year. A child-friendly program can be the perfect addition to a skiing trip.
- One slip costs € 8, while five slides cost € 25.
Attractions in the area
Lovrenska Lake District
The Lovrenska Lakes, also known as the Lovrenska Lake District, is a hiking area with several swamp-like lakes. It is located next to Pohorje, only a few kilometers away. It can be visited all year round, even with older children.
Sumik Waterfall is only 20 km away and a 40-minute drive from Rogla. The area is part of a forest reserve located at the southern foot of Pohorje. A smaller excursion area where the Lobnica stream formed two waterfalls: Veliki Šumik and Mali Šumik falls.
- Address: Pri Bajgotu, Šumik 2316 Planina pod Šumikom, Slovenia
The lesser-known gorge called Bistriski Vintgar is a little further away, about an hour’s drive from Rogla. An easy, 2 x 6 km long hike in the Pohorje Hills.
- Address: Zgornja Bistrica 158, 2310 Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia