Ski holidays Slovenia: Snow up your life!
Lower Styria (Slovenia)
Lower Styria (slov. Štajerska) is one of five historic landscapes in Slovenia and one of the most important cultural and natural landscapes in the north of the country. Up until the beginning of the 20th century it was part of the dukedom Styria, which has made an impact on the locals through the Austrian and German-speaking influences. The 6,050 km² large terrain between the large rivers Mur and Save form a diverse natural habitat with vast lowlands and soft hills, but also mountain ranges which reach up to 2,300 m altitude. A large part of the Lower Styria region are made up of the Steiner Alps, which belong to the Karawanks. The most important urban zones here are Maribor, Celje, Velenje and Ptuj, which all offer easy access to a local ski area - above all the largest in Slovenia, which is called Pohorje. The magnificent Slovenian-Austria border region of Lower Styria offers winter holiday makers an ideal mixture of natural experience and activities in the mountains, as well as some very pretty cities which are worth visiting, such as the lively town of Maribor.