Let’s go to SLJEME, CROATIA with kid(s) !

This is how it looks like when you decide to spend a snowy weekend on Sljeme … Especially if that’s the weekend when Zagreb is also covered with snow so everybody decides that this would be a perfect day for snowing, skiing, bording and everything else that has something to do with snow … Ok, it kinda messes up your plans to see this kind of a traffic jam, and it takes a while to get to Sljeme … but hey, half of Zagreb decided, as well as we did,  to get directly on the top of the mountain by car so no wonder its crowded … We had an option to get up by bus or even to climb up through one of many hiking roads but no … we decided to be quite cozy so … hello traffic jam …

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Ovako to izgleda kad odlučite zimski vikend provesti na Sljemenu … Pogotovo ako je to vikend kada je i grad pun puncat snijega pa svi nekako odluče da bi baš to bio idealan dan za sanjkanje, skijanje, bordanje i sve ostale zimske radosti … Ok malo ti se poremete planovi kad vidiš kilometarsku kolonu, pa put na Sljeme malo potraje … ali hey pola Zagreba je, jednako kao i mi, odlučilo doći gore i to praktički “direkt na stazu” autom, tako da ovakav prizor nije čudo. Mogli smo se odlučiti za opciju autobusa ili se čak popeti nekom od planinarskih staza ali eto kad si gotovan onda sudjeluješ u stvaranju kilometarske kolone …

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Ok, we park our car … Take all the necessary equipment … It’s the third time that the kids need to use the bathroom, so lets take of their jackets, ski uniforms, first, second and the third layer of their clothes, tights, caps, scarfs and gloves cause it all gets into their way and than (for the third time) you put it back on … Woohoo … You drag all those sleds and necessary and unnecessary equipment, and after about a kilometer you get back to find the lost glove cause he realized just now that he has only one of them … Woohoo again 🙂 … It’s the third time in a day that you regret to take them up here for just a few hours … But than you see something like this …

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Sparkiraš se … Uzmeš sve potrebne rekvizite … Klincima se već treći put piški, što iziskuje ponovno skidanje jakne, skafandera, prvog sloja odjeće,drugog sloja odjeće, trećeg sloja odjeće, štramplica, kape, šala, rukavica i ne znam čega sve ne jer im to sve smeta i onda to sve ponovno (treći put) oblačiš … Woohoo … Tegliš sanjke i svu drugu potrebnu opremu, nakon kilometar se vračaš po izgubljenu rukavicu jer je tek sad skužio da ima samo jednu … Woohoo ponovno 🙂 … Treći put u danu požališ da ti je palo na pamet pakirat ih tu gore na samo par sati … Ali onda konačno dođeš do ovako nečeg …

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And you forget all that packing and “problems” … And the kids, as soon as they get to run around the snow freely, to enjoy sledding, snow and all those things that made us come here, forget that they were hungry, thirsty (maybe this is cause they decided it’s quite interesting to lick the snow), it’s not hot or cold or anything else to nag about … just pure snow perfection …

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I zaboraviš sva ta pakiranja i “problematike” … A i oni čim se dokopaju slobodnog jurcanja i bacanja u snijeg i svega ostalog zbog čega i jesmo ovdje prestaju zanovijetati, više nisu gladni, žedni (nije ni čudo jer im je bilo extra super “lizat” snijeg) nije im vruće ni hladno ni ništa slično samo čista čista uživancija na snijegu …

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So a few basic info about Sljeme … Sljeme is a peak of Medvednica, a mountain above Zagreb. It’s located 1033 meters above the sea.  There’s a road that takes you right to the Sljeme but you can also use one of many hikig roads, and from 1963. till 2007. there was a cable car that also took you up but unfortunately it’s not in use these days . Sljeme is one of the favorite places  to spend a beautiful day in nature if you’re in Zagreb. There’s also a ski slope on Sljeme which is used for worlds ski cup races ( Snow Queen). There’s also a RTV tower on the top of the mountain which is 169 m tall and was built in 1973. Besides enjoying Sljeme through winter months as skiing resort, Sljeme is quite popular during the entire year as a perfect place for walking, hiking, recreation … There’s a nature park Medvednica right next to Sljeme as well as good offer of restrants so no wonder that lots of people uses Sljeme as a getaway from everyday crowd …

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Par osnovnih riječi o Sljemenu … Sljeme je vrh Medvednice, planine iznad Zagreba. Nalazi se na 1033 metara nadmorske visine. Do Sljemena vodi asfaltirana cesta, mnogobrojne pješačke staze, a od 1963. do 2007. u pogonu je bila i sljemenska žičara. Sljeme je jedno od najdražih izletišta zagrepčana. Na Sljemenu se nalazi i skijaška staza koja je jedna od lokacija za utrke svjetskog skijaškog kupa (Snježna kraljica). Na samom vrhu nalazi se RTV toranj, visok 169 metara koji je izgrađen 1973. Osim u zimi kad većina zagrepčana dolazi ovamo uživati u zimskim radostima Sljeme je popularno i tijekom cijele godine za šetnju, rekreaciju, planinarenje … U blizini je i park prirode Medvednica kao i dobra ugostiteljska ponuda stoga ne čudi da puno ljudi koristi Sljeme za bijeg od užurbane gradske vreve tijekom cijele godine …

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Walking around the snow we bumped into one of the ski schools that are active on Sljeme Sport4you.hr. I was thrilled with the fact that not only they offer ski school for kids and adults, but they also offer Baby ski school. The entire time I taught that there’s no skiing for the kids until 4-5 years old but this cool ski crew proved me wrong. In fact they offer this kinda ” ski kindergarten” with ski instructors specially educated to work with kids under 4 years old. They were so kind so they gave us a few of their photos below to see what it really looks like while on snow. Sport4you.hr we’ll see each other next year that’s for sure. I have to mention that this crew is quite nice, professional, dedicated to their work with children and the kids that were in ski school really enjoyed their lessons. For all info needed please visit their web page or take a look at their Facebook page.

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Hodajući tako snježnim bespućima i uživajući u snijegu naletjeli smo na jednu od škola skijanja koje su aktivne na Sljemenu Sport4you.hr. Oduševila me činjenica da osim škole skijanja za djecu i odrasle u ponudi imaju i Baby ski school. Cijelo vrijeme sam mislila da ništa od skijanja za malce dok ne napune 4-5 godina ali ova cool ekipa me sada razuvjerila, naime oni između ostalog zanimljivog vode i taj “ski vrtić” sa učiteljima  skijanja educiranim za rad s vrtićancima do 4 godine starosti. Bili su tako dragi pa nam i ustupili sljedeće fotke da dobijete dojam kako to otprilike izgleda na terenu. Sport4you.hr svakako se vidimo sljedeće godine. Moram spomenuti da su jako simpatični, stručni i predani radu s djecom a klinci koji su bili polaznici ski škole su uistinu, uistinu uživali. Za sve info vezane uz njihov rad posjetite njihovu web stranicu ili ih potražite na Facebooku.

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Stay  tuned … New adventures coming up soon … 😉

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Stay tuned … Nove avanture uskoro … 😉

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