When i went to Planica, it was two weeks after the world ski flying championships had been held there. Where 50,000 ski-flying fanatics had congregated now stood desolute, but the feeling just looking up at the hill and letting your imagination go wild for a minute is worth the short trip alone.
Plus you can nip over the Italian border if you have your passport with you and buy some cheap fags and booze
Zelenci are known as the spring of river Sava Dolinka. Most of the water runs from walley Tamar. The little lake has a significent green colour- from here the name Zelenci (in slovene Zeleno means Green).
It lies in the swamp which is a leftover from a bigger lake from the Ice Epoch.
The speciality of this lake is that in winter it does not froze- the temperature of water is from 5 to 8 degrees.
In 1992 Zelenci were pronounced for the Nacional Reservation.
The alpine valley of Planica is situated only seven kilometers from Kranjska Gora, at the very border with Italy. Together with the neighboring village of Ratece, the valley of Planica has only 650 inhabitants, but it is, nevertheless, well known throughout the world. Already before the war the construction of ski-jumps had begun in the area between Planica and the deepest end of Tamar, below the two thousand-meter high Ponce Mountains.
International ski-jump competitions were organized and, following the last war, ski-flight competitions were also introduced. This "valley of ski-jumps" now boast six ski-jumps with lengths of 25, 120 and 180 meters. Big ski-jump competitions are organized here every year with the participation of the world's top ski-jump elite. Near the ski jumps in Planica there is also a small ski lift at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level.
Tobogganing is also possible in Planica. Ratece and Planica have several good restaurants and 200 beds are available in private rooms.