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Cross-country skiing on Pokljuka

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In the shade of ancient pines 

It only takes the first snow of the year to transform the Pokljuka plateau from a popular hiking destination into the domain of cross-country skiers and biathletes. Until the end of March they come here to build up their fitness, refine their technique and measure their strength on more than 30 kilometres of well-maintained cross-country skiing trails that connect the different parts of the plateau, from Rudno Polje to Javorniška Planina. Professional cross-country skiers, recreational athletes and beginners can all find the challenge that is right for them amid the great forests of beech and pine. The sports centre on the plateau offers cross-country skiing and ski walking courses, snowshoe excursions and equipment hire. It will cost you 12 euros per day to hire a pair of cross-country skis, while a full set of cross-country skiing equipment costs 20 euros per day.

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68 km od/from Ljulbljana Airport