The Pokljuka Plateau is a forested karst plateau at an elevation of around 1,100 to 1,400 metres located in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia. The plateau is known for its forests, mountain pastures (Javornik, Lipanca, Uskovnica, Zajamniki, etc.), and winter sports facilities. It is also a common starting point for mountain hikers. The yearly Biathlon World Cup meets held at the Pokljuka Biathlon Center, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of the village of Bled (25 kilometres or 16 miles by car). Pokljuka is part of Triglav National Park.