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Slovenian footballers get behind Slovenia’s ski resorts

The Slovenian mountain landscape.

Although Slovenia’s chances at this summer’s World Cup are slim, a surprise performance would mean big rewards for anyone traveling to Slovenia’s ski resorts this year.

Drawn in the same tournament group as England, the Slovenian squad wants to encourage British holidaymakers to head for their home country in a unique ‘goals for hols’ promotion. Travellers will be given back part of the cost of their planned trip as Slovenia progress in South Africa – culminating in a full refund if the side carries off the trophy.

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New Slovenian Alpine hotel given five star staus

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The hotel is on the edge of the Triglav National Park near the Kobla and Vogel ski areas in Slovenia.

The Bohinj Park Hotel in the Julian Alps has been awarded five star status according to the official hotel classification scheme, making it the highest quality hotel in Northwest Slovenia.

The hotel, which opened for business in the summer of 2009, is situated on the edge of the Triglav National Park near the Kobla and Vogel ski areas. Built mainly from natural materials including timber and stone, the self-described eco-friendly hotel has a range of special energy saving solutions, including being heated and cooled by water from its own well.

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New Kanin-Sella Nevea link opens across old iron curtain

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The Alpine ski area straddles the Italy-Slovenia border.

The new ski piste linking Slovenia’s Kanin ski resort with the Italian resort of Sella Nevea had its official opening on December 23rd 2009, creating the first international ski area in the region and the first lift to cross the old iron curtain.

The new aerial lift and ski run provides a wider choice of slopes for winter sports enthusiasts in the region. A single lift pass will give skiers and snowboarders access to the pistes on both the Slovenian and Italian sides of the border. Daily lift passes for Kanin-Sella Nevea area start from €24 (21£) per adult and €15 (£13) per child.

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More British ski vacationers flocking to Eastern Europe

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Jasna in Slovakia is one of Central Europe's up and coming ski destinations.

Ski destinations in Eastern Europe are becoming more popular with UK ski travelers, according to a travel search site.

Skyscanner says it has seen a 154 per cent rise this year in searches for winter flights from the UK to cities east of the Alps. The most popular eastern ski hubs are Krakow in Poland, Sofia in Bulgaria, Bratislava in Slovakia and Ljubljana in Slovenia. The site believes that the trends reflect the search for better value skiing this winter in light of the recession and strong Euro.

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Italy-Slovenia ski link to finally open

There will definitely be no border officials up there.

There will definitely be no border officials up there.

Although a year later than originally planned, Slovenia’s Kanin resort and Italy’s Sella Nevea resort will open a new cable car and piste linking the two ski areas this season.

The two resorts which straddle opposite sides of the mountain range splitting the two countries had planned to open the connected ski centre for the 2008-2009 season, but building permit delays prevented completion before last winter. The project has reportedly been estimated to cost €11.5 million ($17m).

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666.78% more visitors come to SkiRebel Magazine in March

With the end of March, SportsRebel Media Ventures (SMV) Ltd. is happy to announce that it broke an all time record for monthly unique visitors with a whopping 666.78 % to SkiRebel Magazine in March 2008 to the same period a year earlier. This staggering growth was led with incredible traffic increases of more than 2000 % on March 28th alone.

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SkiRebel Magazine Celebrates 1st Year…

Since the relaunch of the popular skirebel.com portal in February 2007, SkiRebel Magazine has managed to attract more than 22,658 unique visitors with some 67,000 page impressions.

Since migrating the PDF only online ski magazine to a more user friendly online format, magazine management is ecstatic with the initial results. So far 2008, SportsRebel Media Ventures (SMV) Ltd., the main shareholder of the online property is forecasting tripling online visits. So far the first week forecast is blowing that forecast out of the water.
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