Above: Slopes in Vogel PC: mountvacation.co.uk
We’d all love to spend more time on the snow, but we get it – we picked an expensive hobby. Prices for a week away can be astronomical and they’re just getting steeper each year. The Whitelines team is all for taking trips on a shoestring, and while we’re still hoping for an estranged great-uncle to come out of the woodwork and have left us a few million quid in his will, but until then, Snowboarding on a Budget will take a closer look at resorts for all of us who are ballin’ on a budget. For our first location we’ve chosen Vogel, Slovenia.
First up on our cheap trips series we’ve got Vogel ski resort, located in the Triglav National Park, just above the b-e-a-uuuuuutiful Lake Bohinj. You’d be forgiven if Slovenia isn’t the first place that springs to mind when you’re planning your next trip, but you’d be pretty silly to overlook Slovenia skiing or boarding completely. While it’s not the biggest resort out there, if you’re looking for value for money, Vogel should be steaming up your list. With a high season 5-day pass costing only 135 euros for an adult, it’s an absolute steal- that’s what you pay for 2 ham and cheese croissants in a Swiss resort…
There’s a bunch of different ways to get to Vogel- planes and trains and automobiles, I guess you could even walk if you were reeeeallly counting every penny. Slovenia is one of the cheapest countries to travel to from the UK, especially when flying. The nearest airport is Ljubljana, and you can easily get a return flight from London for under £70, especially if you’re flexible with dates. From the airport you can either hop on a bus for a few quid, or car hire is crazy cheap. We looked up a car hire from the airport and had quotes for around £100 for a 4 person motor for 7 days.
“Lift tickets in Vogel are dirt cheap as is”