Slovenia Ski Resort Live Cam, Rateče, Kranjska Gora


Slovenia Ski Resort Live Cam, Rateče, Kranjska Gora

Rateče is a village in the Municipality of Kranjska Gora, in the far northwest corner of Slovenia. It is located in the upper part of the Upper Sava Valley, between the Sava Dolinka and Ziljica rivers, a tributary of the Drava. Further up the valley is the Rateče border crossing to Italy. Rateče is the closest Slovenian village to the summit of Mount Peč (also known in Slovene as Tromeja ‘tripoint’), the point where the borders of Austria, Italy, and Slovenia meet. Slovenia Ski Resort Live Cam

The village is surrounded by fields, meadows, and pastures. Due to the harsh climate, the inhabitants concern themselves principally with livestock husbandry, relying on summer grazing in high pastures. Most local farmers are binational landowners, with meadows across the border in Italy.

Tourism is important to the local economy; there are many vacation houses in the area. Rateče is a starting point for hiking trips into the Julian Alps (through Tamar) and the Karavanke Range. The lower Planica Valley hosts well-known ski-jumping competitions, where both the 100 m and 200 m benchmarks were first broken (in 1936 and 1994, respectively). Near the border crossing is the Macesnov’c ski area, with a 1,900 m track.

Every year there is a local event organised by the Rateče Tourist Association. It takes place on 15 August in the village square (in Gorica).