Kvarner newsletter / no 12

Gorski kotar
Join the snow fun!

Winter is for many people the opportunity to enjoy snow and nature, which is particularly wonderful at this time of the year. If you are looking for an ideal family ski area, if you are a fan of tobogganing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing, or if you just want to enjoy a walk in the fresh air, Gorski kotar is the place to visit!

Gorski kotar offers several ski areas that are suitable both for beginners making their first skiing steps, as well as for experienced skiers who want to enjoy skiing or tobogganing surrounded by beautiful nature. One of these ski areas is Petehovac, located three kilometres from the town of Delnice, where you can enjoy snowboarding, cross-country skiing, or tobogganing. Car parking area is located on top of Petehovac, as well as an alpine hut providing accommodation and refreshment.

Further interesting destinations for all fans of winter sports are Čelimbaša and Begovo Razdolje, both located near Mrkopalj. Begovo Razdolje is the highest settlement in Croatia, which is a guarantee of snow even when there is no snow in the surrounding areas. Hotel Jastreb is located near the ski area. Another ski area, Rudnik, is located in the area of Čabar, just one kilometre from Tršće. Rudnik provides skiing opportunities for children as well as for night skiing.

When speaking about ski areas in the Kvarner region, we should not forget the Platak ski area, located near the town of Rijeka, which has gained popularity because of its favourable location, a wide range of facilities, and the unique view of the sea.

All mentioned ski areas offer ski schools and various other services. Each year further investments are being made with the aim of improving the services offered, inviting visitors of all generations to a pleasant and enjoyable stay in wintertime. It should be mentioned that most other holiday resorts in Gorski kotar offers facilities for recreational skiing, tobogganing, and cross-country skiing, which is why this region is becoming increasingly popular among visitors from Croatia and abroad, who come here for recreation, relaxation, and to enjoy idyllic nature of the region.